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Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Home to one of the largest displays of World War II aviation history, Palm Springs Air Museum honors the many contributions that U.S. pilots and citizens made towards winning the war. The collection includes a B-17 Flying Fortress, a F-16 Falcon, a F4F Wildcat, and a variety of other antique warbirds. No ropes or barriers separate visitors from exhibits. In addition to the three main air-conditioned hangars displaying 29 aircraft, relevant artwork, and other artifacts, there is a simulation center, a theater, a research library, and an airstrip, where flight demonstrations take place occasionally. With knowledgeable staff and a variety of hands-on activities, this museum will offer you a glimpse into this significant event in world history. Add Palm Springs Air Museum to your Palm Springs travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Palm Springs family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • What an interesting place to visit! Perfectly restored planes from the WWII and from the Korean and the Vietnam war... a lot to see, a lot to learn 
  • The museum is never the same from day to day. New exhibits coming in all the time. There are always docents around that are informative and always willing to talk to you and share stories 
  • Quite a variety of aircraft in side the hangers as well as a number parked outside. I think one of the highlights was a 7-8 ft replicate of the USS Missouri as my dad and uncle both served in the Navy...  more »
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  • One of those places that can make someone of any age feel like a kid again. Most of the antique/historic aircraft are in working condition. It is just really cool to poke around and see all these planes. The Air Museum also hosts large events, and to hang out around the aircraft as a venue is really a lot of fun. They were also dog-friendly, even indoors, which is awesome.
  • I loved this place. the volunteer staff are actual veterans and they are extremely kind and knowledgeable about all the planes in the museum. They even gave an account of their own experiences in the planes. Great experience and I highly recommend it!
  • Cool planes. Expensive admission. No veteran discount for my friend only retired/active duty. Wanted extra to actually go in a plane - but didn't tell u until you were inside. There was an event that evening so many planes were moved outside - un viewable and didn't tell U until you were inside. Save your money unless you spend the whole day to get your money's worth.
  • Great place to see a wide selection of aircraft, some in flying condition. The library upstairs has one of the most complete collection of aviation literature in the region. There are also a few flight simulators that the kids can enjoy for no charge. Some of the volunteers can be a bit grumpy, but in general a very friendly and inviting museum to learn about aviation history.
  • Very nice museum with great informative staff. Me and my family were amazed by how many great planes and information they had exhibited for the public. Great stuff and a must for all visitors of Palm Springs.