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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 #2 of 16 Attractions in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums

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Mesa, Arizona
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent museum, the only flying B-17 and B-25. Come and spend the day here looking at all of the other WWII era aircraft and artifacts! There is also a gift store inside.

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Des Moines, Iowa
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

As children of WWII veterans we were pleased to be greeted and informed by several veteran docents who were extremely knowledgeable about the planes, their role in U.S. history and artifacts that provide visitors with unique experiences to see inside airplanes that contributed to the saving of the Republic. One can spend at least 90 minutes to 2 hours exploring... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a wonderful museum, full of interesting WWII exhibits. The facility is well maintained, and the admission is well worth it, for all of the cool things that they have here. Just this past Monday, my husband gave me the gift of flight on the CAF's SNJ airplane. It was a thrilling experience, and Billy (my pilot) was so... More 

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Midwest, USA
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
139 attraction reviews
1,740 helpful votes 1,740 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting the Arizona wing of the Commemorative Air Force. The main museum is a huge building with many interesting exhibits, such as displays featuring female pilots, African American pilots, the Flying Tigers, decorated flight jackets, and many other interesting topics. There are aircraft engines that you can run to see how they work. And of course, there... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It has several vintage planes and a staff to tell you about them you can also go on board some of them and you cango for a flight for a cost if you want , place wasspotless

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Actually called the Airbase Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, it is another nice aviation museum with good lighting indoors, a chance to visit the shop where aircraft are maintained and restored and a small outdoor display. There is a MiG-21 in Hungarian markings indoors as well as a B-17, USN F-4 Phantom and more. As always, there is someone to... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went to the CAF with my grandson and we both had a ball. I was worried he would not settle down and really look and the history and spectacle of the war birds. I was pleasantly surprised when he slowed down, looked, and started asking questions. The docent really helped me out since I don't know that much about... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were fortunate to take a ride on "Maid in the Shade", the B25 bomber at the museum. Words cannot express the thrill we got. My hubby got in the front and I rode in back. I was able to go back to the tailgunners seat for a bit for pics. We were flown around the Superstition Mountains which was... More 

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Fallbrook, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

There are several vintage aircraft here and many retired vets to answer all your questions. The B-17 was actually open for walk-through tours, and the hubster loved it! This museum also offers warplane rides that look thrilling, but we didn't have enough time to participate. Maybe next time...

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Mesa, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visit the museum at least once a year. It's always a hit with out of town guests no matter what age. A must see in Mesa.

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