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“Great Place to Visit and Fly in Historic Aircraft”

Commemorative Air Force Museum
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum is the largest vintage military aircraft unit in the world. Don't just view history, live it! Experience what it's like to fly in a WWII B-17 Bomber. After your flight, get up close and personal with historic warbird aircraft like the P-51 Mustang and C-47 Flying Mule. Tour our 55,000 square feet museum and learn about the Tuskegee airmen, Women Air Force Service Pilots, and countless heroes.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Place to Visit and Fly in Historic Aircraft”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

This place is absolutely awesome! Great place to take your family or go by yourself. Get up close and personal with iconic, historical military and civilian aircraft. If you are so inclined schedule a flight. The volunteers and staff are eager to help and talk with you about the different aircraft on display and the intentions of the Museum.

Visited January 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Our Second Visit”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

The feature plane, the B 17 Flying Fortress was going through it's maintenance cycle and although it was available for viewing, the restricted access was a little disappointing. Our first experience here was exceptional, this visit left us wanting for more.
Still worth a visit, these volunteers do a fantastic job.

Visited January 2014
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Tombstone, Arizona, United States
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Awesome Place!”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

I stopped in here with my grandfather and son a whole ago with some trepidation as to how fun this would be.

We walked on and the nicest ever retired gentlemen greeted us and asked If we were veterans, we said yes and the treatment got even better.

We actually spent a good deal of time exploring the museum and I learned quite a bit about older aircraft as well. I liked the hands in B52 bomber exploration. I was surprised how small they were inside.

This place is a surprising gem and I recommend it to anyone.

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Sussex, England
Level 6 Contributor
800 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
“One of the most interesting things in the Phoenix area”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Goodness knows, I'm not really interested in military history, though my husband is. But this was fascinating, an airfield where WW2 British pilots were trained, before the US was in the war. Lots of knowledgeable volunteers, and great access to planes. Highly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Marvelous museum”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

WE have been here twice in the last 3 years and have learned something more each time. Their displays are excellent and cover so many aspects of WWII. We especially liked being able to view the planes in the hanger and tour Sentimental Journey out on the tarmac. We were the only ones in the plane and got to spend our time examining, imagining flying in it during wartime. A marvelous experience.

Visited December 2013
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