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Combat Air Museum

7016 SE Forbes Ave, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
+1 785-862-3303
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Surprising find

They have an unusual mix of aircraft. Lots of restoration projects. Tour guides available. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan F
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Omaha, Nebraska
As Expected

Lots of airplanes, jets and helicopters, WW1 and Korea and newer, a few WW2 aircraft, restored and... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Earl J
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Norfolk
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A collection of military aircraft, a re-created German P.O.W. barracks, aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia spanning World War I to the space shuttle program are on display at this museum tailor-made for flight enthusiasts.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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7016 SE Forbes Ave, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
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"forbes field"
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"flight simulator"
in 8 reviews
"military aircraft"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
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"well worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 2 reviews
"aviation buff"
in 2 reviews
"national guard"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"once a year"
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"rainy day"
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"lots of history"
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"our tour guide"
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"educational experience"
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"one of a kind"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have an unusual mix of aircraft. Lots of restoration projects. Tour guides available. We wandered about on our own but listened in whenever a group cam near. Very knowledgeable and definitely take pride in what they have there. Lots of miscellaneous things like engines...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Lots of airplanes, jets and helicopters, WW1 and Korea and newer, a few WW2 aircraft, restored and unrestored, there is even a Lockheed like Amelia Earhart flew. Several Migs and other non US aircraft. Nice place for anyone into history and aircraft.

Thank Earl J
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The Combat Air museum in Topeka provides an opportunity to not only walk up close top the aircraft as in the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, it allows you to actually walk through many of the aircraft. The displays placards are informative and help...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This museum consisted of two hangers full of aircraft plus an exhibit building. It was a little hard to move around with things crammed in so tightly. Also, there is no heat in the hangers. We kept waiting for it to open and finally called...More

Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum on a cold, rainy day and had the best time! Our tour guide was one of the founders of the museum and he told the best stories! He told us about the exhibits, but also the history of what else was...More

Thank Shawna S
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a small collection or military hardware. The presentation was okay. Several of the displayed pieces were incomplete. Not expensive and a way to kill an hour or so. There are many much better museum around.

Thank CTRedSox2004
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must for aviation buffs. Over 41 aircraft of different types from many years from WWI to present day. They have more replica WWI aircraft than the National Museum Of World Way One at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. We’ve been...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great place to take kids for a reminder of some history lessons and neat little outing for the whole family!

Thank 952mistyc
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I took my 79 year old Air Force veteran dad here for his birthday. We spent over two hours here and he absolutely loved it. Lots of great airplanes that you can explore up close. There are two hangars with various planes and exhibits as...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Out at forbs field. Huge place, signs made it easy to find. Wish I could of seen more muesums out there. Husband tried out the air plain simulater. Lots of neat plains to look at

Thank Terasina T
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898barba
4 January 2017|
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Response from wpcchick | Reviewed this property |
Most of this tour is unguided. At least when my family went last summer. Only one building had AC, so I would assume these buildings might be fairly cold during February.
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