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An educational complex and World War II museum focused on conveying the significant industrial activities which took place in America to support the World War II effort. Motivating children and adults in science, technology, engineering and math is a key objective of this educational and historic experience. High technology computer displays are paired with flight ready World War II American fighters and bombers to convey the significance of that industrial effort and its legacy in today's world of space, aviation, and computer technology.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Museum of World War II Aviation by using our Colorado Springs online tour planner.
National Museum of World War II Aviation reviews
The staff was friendly, the exhibits plenty and full of tons of information. A time capsule to the past, especially knowing most of the aircraft can fly. The restoration facility tour was impressive..... more »
Beautifully maintained WW2 aircraft. Staff very friendly, knowledgeable and great educators. Facility is very clean and tidy. Very nice to be able to experience these planes up so close. more »
I really enjoyed this tour. We first got a "briefing" on the history of WWII. Then we walked through different hangars where people are restoring planes, not just to look beautiful, but so they can fly again. Each plane has its own interesting stories. They have a new hangar and event center opening soon - can't wait to see it!
The National Museum of WWII Aviation is one of those hidden gems that should be high on the list of everyone visiting Colorado Springs. For those of you that live here in the Springs, you should bring all of your out of town visitors. If you homeschool, this is a great field trip. Great WWII airplanes with tons of supporting displays. Be sure to do the 2-hour guided tour with one of the volunteer docents. If you pay online ahead of time, you'll save a couple bucks. Most of the planes (like the P-38, B-25, and more) are fully restored and are still flown.
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