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Combat Air Museum, Topeka

Categories: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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  • This place is a big surprise for a town the size of Topeka KS. I have been to many air museums around the country and this place has some of the best displays I have seen, especially in a small market...  read more »
  • Some rare and interesting pieces in this collection. Two large hangars stuffed with aircraft. There is an EC-121 which we were able to climb inside. Very interesting! A lot of work and donated resourc...  read more »
  • Located in two hangers at the Topeka Regional Airport - Forbes Field - the Combat Air Museum houses a variety of aircraft use in both world wars, Korea and Vietnam. We were fortunate to have a guided ...  read more »
  • One of the best aircraft and military museums in the midwest. This museums boasts many aircraft from every era and does a wonderful job displaying exhibits, memorabilia and aircraft. The number of aircraft at the Combat Air Museum in very impressive considering the location and is on par with many of the museums I've visited on the west coast. I have visited this museum many times and will continue to do so as there are often new things added and new aspects to discover. Take note that this museum is located near an active airport and is inside WW2 style aircraft hangars which hearken back to the days of golden aviation and gives you the feel of what it was like back then. Great place to visit!
  • This museum is not like one you have experienced before. This museum allows you to get right up to the actual aircraft and into some of them. If you are a fan of aircraft, this museum is a must. There is no AC however, so a summer tour might be a bit uncomfortable. The staff was more than helpful and kind. I would highly, highly recommend making a trip up to Topeka to take a look at this museum. It's really impressive what they have accomplished with a staff of volunteers.
  • Great little muesem. Always a treat come see. The volunteers are great. Very warm and friendly place.
  • The museum has a couple buildings and a wide variety of combat aircraft. You can even go inside the EC-121. If you like airplanes, this is a must.
  • Great museum to spend a few hours. The aircraft alone are amazing to see, but the artwork and many displays make the experience well worth the visit. The examples of flight suits are impressive, as are the cold war displays, and personal displays of pilots, and many other great displays. As a builder of plastic aircraft models I was also very interested in the countless examples of aircraft models. Each model could easily win the top prize at any IPMS events I have attended. I do wish there was more space available as it is a bit difficult to photograph in the tight spaces, but it is understandable. Having read the other reviews here, I see nothing at all wrong with the flooring, after all these are aircraft hangars, not penthouse apartments! Take the time to visit this museum! Is there a timeframe on when the F-86 restoration will be completed?
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