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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 9 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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Sugar Land, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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331 reviews 331 reviews
119 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 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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Grants Pass, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This museum is unfortunately not currently always accessible by general public, but it is a fantastic collection of exhibits, dioramas, aircraft and history. Everywhere you look is something very interesting. The outdoor static displays are also impressive, B-29, B-52, etc. There is a nice gift shop as well. An awful lot of work has gone into this museum and it... More

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Suisun City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

this is nice to see if you have two hours to spend. this museum is upgrading and expansion the museum so parten the facilities.

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Fairfield, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This museum has lots to offer if you are excited about airplanes. They have many restored aircraft. There is no admission charge although I am sure they will accept donations if offered. However, if you want to visit you will need to either make an appointment or wait at the main gate for an escort as the museum is inside... More

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