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Commemorative Air Force Museum

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Address: 2017 North Greenfield Roaad, Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone Number: +1 480-924-1940
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Arizona base of the Commemorative Air Force is the largest vintage...

The Arizona base of the Commemorative Air Force is the largest vintage military aircraft unit in the world. Don't just view history, live it! Experience what it's like to fly in a WWII B-17 Bomber. After your flight, get up close and personal with historic warbird aircraft like the P-51 Mustang and C-47 Flying Mule. Tour our 30,000 square feet museum and learn about the Tuskegee airmen, Women Airforce Service Pilots, and countless heroes.

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Great time in Mesa

We had a wonderful time touring this air museum. We especially enjoyed the personalized tour of the work area where they were working on the B-17 Flying Fortress. It is amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gary S
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time touring this air museum. We especially enjoyed the personalized tour of the work area where they were working on the B-17 Flying Fortress. It is amazing how many volunteers must work on these aircraft. We have a wonderful "Air Zoo" in Kalamazoo as well. This is a really great way to spend a few hours

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Mesa, Arizona
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to the nearby Commemorative Air Force Museum. We spend our winters here and the museum is only 20 minutes down the road. Our daughter's family is coming down for the Easter break and for sure we will go back and let the see aviation history.

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Thank jadehawk
Sioux Falls, SD
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see here, lots of history. If your in Mesa you should visit this place. A volunteer walked along with us and answered questions. Thanks to the volunteers.

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Thank Lisalangel
Salida, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a full day here watching test flight of the B25 and annual check of the B17. Terrific staff who were willing to share information on their work and the aircraft. Good displays and fun for a former A&P like me.

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Thank Mike C
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is at Falcon Field, in Mesa, South east of Phoenix. The aircraft on display are in pristine condition unlike some museums where the aircraft are not as well preserved as they could be. The facility does not have a canteen so no food is available. The cost to enter the museum is $15 US per person. Unfortunately we... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was able to take a walk back in history. Mostly WWII aircraft to view and in fact go inside three of them. Grandchildren, parents and grands all enjoyed viewing and having volunteers explain aircraft, history and important people associated with aircraft. Reasonable price (money used for museum upkeep and expansion) was great value. Recommend Commemorative Air Force Museum to everyone.

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Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your into history or like airplanes, this place is great. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The planes and helicopters are well preserved.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was kind of lukewarm about this tour but once we got into it, it was informative and interesting. A lot of information on the WASPS. Airplanes are being restored to working condition. Went up inside a B-17. My dad flew them in WWII. It explained a lot about choices my dad made later in his life-why he wanted wide... More 

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Webster Groves, Missouri
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't know anything about our Air Force and it's planes and history, this is must-see learning experience. If you do know something about this, you'll enjoy it even more.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history and/or stories about our war pilots, crews and planes, this is for you! The kids should like it, too! The museum is very conveniently located on McDowell Road at Falcon Field. Take a leisurely and stroll through the museum with family and friends, and read some of the interesting stories about the pilots, crews, and airplanes.... More 

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