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Review of Historic Wendover Airfield

Historic Wendover Airfield
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Wendover
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great Stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

My greatest likes is that, if you have a problem, it will taken care of, the staff is there quick. The food is super, the new 55 and over meals are great.

Visited December 2013
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“Very friendly place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

The staff at the airport was very friendly and helpful. They have a new manager and he has improved the service. In the past the service and friendliness lacked. They have a cool little museum there as well

Visited November 2013
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Lockport
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“A work in progress, with interesting history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

There are several of the original buildings that are in the process of being restored. The museum is free and doubles as a control tower for arriving aircraft. The original control tower has been restored, and you can climb the steps to see the view from 60' up. There are plenty of souvenirs available for purchase in the museum, at reasonable prices.

Visited September 2013
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British Columbia
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“Poor signage but very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Yes, you will find your way 'almost' to the museum, then look very hard to see a sign, maybe a foot long that says 'Museum' with an arrow. They could definitely improve on this aspect. Otherwise...

Worthy of an hour, it's very informative and fascinating to see what went on there some 70 odd years ago. If you're already in Wendover, why wouldn't you visit this piece of history?

Visited September 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Fascinating piece of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

For folks who simply wander over to the Wendover, Utah Airport, they will not get the sense of what is really there- the remains of a World War II airbase and the accompanying museum operated by the Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation. It is one of the few if not the only remaining era air bases that have all of its hangars intact. This is the Wendover AFB where the unit that trained for the Atomic Bomb Raids on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, worked up before departing for the Pacific.

Make sure if you are interested in the history of the base, to sign up for the "all access" tour where you will be guided by museum staff and in their own words, truly, “Walk where they Walked”. You do need to bring your camera, dress for the weather with either sunglasses, or windbreaker depending on the time of year, and good walking shoes! Drinks and sandwiches from Subway are served for lunch.
Things you can expect to see on this tour:
• Atomic bomb loading pit
• Bomb storage bunkers
• Atomic bomb assembly buildings
• Enlisted mens' mess hall
• Fire station
• Enlisted barracks
• Norden bombsight building
• Officers' mess hall
• B-29 "Enola Gay" Hanger
• JB-2 launch site
• Base hospital facilities

The small but chock-filled with items museum has interesting details about the men and equipment that made up the wartime base. Learn more about the many areas of the base that are still in existences with church, medical quarters and even swimming pool still evident in what is now a largely reclaimed area where up to 15,000 service personnel once worked and trained. The tour also touches on the many films that have been staged there including "Independence Day" and "Con Air". One of the aircraft that was used in the later film is still at the airport and provides a chance for the tour guides to use it as a backdrop to tell more about the base's film projects. A major air show is also staged at the airport and is well attended with many warbirds as well as military aircraft participating. A real gem of a historical airport- don't miss out by not finding out about the place. The Wendover Tourist Center is a good place to start and then go and be amazed.

Visited November 2012
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