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Travis Air Base Museum

461 Burgen Blvd. Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA 94535
707-424-5605
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Fairfield
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Foundation, with its Education Museum Foundation, is registered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It... more » Owner description: The Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Foundation, with its Education Museum Foundation, is registered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It brings together historical, educational and technological resources to create programs which preserve our aviation heritage in building an air and space museum for all ages that embraces California aviation, Travis Air Force Base, the U. S. Air Force and the history of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. « less
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Harrisburg, Pa.
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174 reviews 174 reviews
51 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great museum, and a hidden gem. We spent a few hours there and really enjoyed the experience. It is a free activity and the volunteers were very helpful. We enjoyed watching the restoration work being done on some of the aircraft. The museum is well done, with displays and information from World War I to the present.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The collection of planes outside is amazing, and the exhibits inside the museum are most interesting. Be prepared for a long delay in a waiting room with a blaring TV, though, to get permission granted to access the base. Also, be prepared to provide i.d. and social security number for those in your group. Even with this minor hassle, this... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you are into american military aviation history this is the place to be. It's not a big museum but you will see aircraft there that you are unlikely to see anywhere else plus very well documented and informative displays. The staff are all highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers who are very concerned to make sure that you get the... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Located on Travis Air Force Base. Non-military has to check in at the visitor center - to fill out require paperwork, picture id & a background check, ~ 15 minutes process. Afterwards, a van will pick up the guest and drive to the heritage center. Great place to re-learn/learn American history........displayed range from WW I, WW II, Korean conflict, Vietnam... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We loved visiting this place and seeing all the historical aircraft. It was a lot of fun for the family.

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Eugene, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The detailed and historically well-documented displays are impressive for both young and old aviation aficionados. The static displays around the museum and dotted around the base are equally impressive. Don't miss the Berlin Airlift corridor and the relatively new accident investigation display. The kids will love the simulators!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This museum is free to enter and has an extensive collection of older aircraft, spacecraft, and historical items. It is housed in an old warehouse style building that has seen many better days. The exhibits are good for an aircraft buff but lack professionalism for the avid museum fan. Many displays use nothing more than a cutout from a powerpoint... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great free plane to take the family. Large selection and well displayed and timelines. Small gift short inside that has nice shirts, prints and trinkets . If your in the area and have access it's worth the stop.

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Rainier, Oregon
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362 reviews 362 reviews
124 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Being retired NAVY, I was able to access the base and the museum without any problem. The main reason I was interested in touring the museum was that my former father-in-law, who was a land agent for Standard Oil, arranged the lease and eventual purchase of the land for TAFB at the beginning of WWII. The displays are dated and... More

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San Francisco
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220 reviews 220 reviews
96 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great short day trip from the San Francisco bay area or from Sacramento. If you've got a government ID it's an effortless activity (except for the driving) and the airplane collection is great. Even if the indoor museum is closed the outdoor exhibits are will worth the trip.

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