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Commemorative Air Force Museum

Address: 2017 North Greenfield Roaad, Mesa Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone Number: 480-924-1940
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Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, Museums
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Type: Military museums, Museums

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Whistler, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent way to spend a couple of hours. The people working there are dedicated and knowledgeable. They were working on a B 17 and getting it ready for a flight next week..

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Colbert, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Commemorative Air Force was started in Texas by a group of pilots that wanted to save the American aircraft that won World war II. Since that time, the CAF has grown into a large international organization with dozens of aircraft ranging from huge bombers to small spotter aircraft. Falcon Field is home to one of the groups B-17s. Of... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a very interesting place for us to take guests from out of town. Very informative and educational.

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Carling Township RR 1 Nobel ON CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Staff were very informative and exhibits professionally done with attention to historical details and accuracy. We were able to walk/crawl through a B-17 Flying Fortress. learned where the expression the "whole 9 yards" came from. Flights are available if you wish. A bit expensive for us, but the history lessons will never be forgotten. Credit given to men and women... More 

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Kansas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First, the disclaimer: I personally am not in the category mentioned above. That being said, this quality of this museum is excellent. The aircraft on display, inside and outside, is in pristine condition and the historical displays very informative and well done. It's all on one level and very accessible. The volunteers present were knowledgeable and did a super job.... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I am an avid museum visitor, and particularly when it comes to airplanes. This is a small, but worthwhile air museum to visit. This is a museum where a lot of restoration work is done. There were three planes under restoration when I was there and had several planes on the apron. If you have similar likes, put this museum... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a great piece of primarily WWII history of aviation. This museum is run by volunteers that really care, are knowledgeable and want to share the information with you. The planes are impressive. You can climb inside a WWII bomber. What an experience. Many replicas inside and outside the building. We are not airplane history buffs but we were so... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

There are so many planes here including the B-17 that you can tour. You can also take rides on several of the old planes. We loved the tour and we loved all the history loaded into this building. Fantastic!

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Thunder Bay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Went to this Museum this morning and was very impressed with the planes and the knowledge of the people who volunteered there except for on individual who made the whole experience less than pleasant. We had toured the planes which were awesome and the history of the flyers. You could take a flight on some of the older fighter planes... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

As an aviation buff and historian, I can say that this is an excellent example of a living museum. Many of the aircraft on display are maintained in flying condition, and rides are offered in some of these. The consequence is that the museum's exhibits are constantly changing, making this a museum to visit on more than one occasion over... More 

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