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Commemorative Air Force Museum

2017 North Greenfield Roaad, Mesa Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ 85215
480-924-1940
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Military Museums
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Mosinee, Wisconsin, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Where else can you see an airwothy B17 and get to crawl through it. So much history and information to see and read about. The tour was most informative and interesting. Kids loved it!

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Rock Creek
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We have visited this museum twice, once this March and a year ago. The museum is great and affordable, with a variety of WWII aircraft, as well as a few that pre-date WWII. The volunteers on the museum floor make it special, but the rides are unbelievable. This review is about flying. Last year the B-17 was not in service,... More

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Cibolo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

As an Air Force family, we are no strangers to aircraft in museums or air shows. After two tours at the Pentagon, we were regulars at the Air & Space museum in D. C. and and have even been to the Air Force museum in Ohio. The true gem of this small but packed museum is its volunteers and what... More

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Green Bay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The museum may look small from the outside, but yes, it surprisingly is packed with wonderfully informative displays with detailed explanations on the planes. The information on the veteran cemeteries in Europe was also very poignant. The docent led tour in the back room with the restoration of old planes was a delightful ending to our tour. We were also... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Small facility though great aircraft to experience, especially WWII stuff. Also can see the maintenance area and volunteers through out facility are helpful if you have questions.

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Pocatello, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

When I first arrived, I didn't expect much because of it's small size. I was pleasantly surprised when I got inside. There was much more inside than I expected. You can spend hours looking through their exhibits and the planes. They will also escort you through their service area where you can see what their current restoration and maintenance projects... More

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My grandson is very interested in war planes. I thought there might be a few at this museum so I drove him to Mesa. He was amazed at all the wonderful airplanes and the entire staff that cared for them. The entire staff is volunteer and do a wonderful job of teaching about the aircraft. I highly recommend this museum.

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Comox, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you like old war planes then you got to stop here. You get a tour of the facilities, hangers, and maintenance shop. All staff and mechanics are very helpful in answering your questions. You can go inside some of the planes that are being repaired. You can also go for rides in the old planes. Worth a visit.

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Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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.

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