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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 #2 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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Rainier, Oregon
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327 reviews 327 reviews
118 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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83 helpful votes 83 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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San Rafael, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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Denver, Colorado
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

not at all formal. an extensive collection of all things Air Force with some information. Inside the secure base perimeter so civilians may not be able to get there.

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

They actually had one of the B-52 my dad flew. We had a really good time looking at the planes outside. Inside the had some great displays, my son loved the capsules. Worth a visit

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Las Vegas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

When I went with my nephew there was a volunteer who was very helpful and offered up so much information for us. I appreciate that there are those who are willing to share what they remember concerning many of the different displays. Make sure you let them talk when you stop by and gain the knowledge that only they can... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I really enjoyed walking around looking at the vintage aircraft. It brought back memories of my time on active duty. I really enjoyed talking with the volunteers about the museum. Since I am retired military I was able to get on to the base with the decal on my vehicle. If you are a civilian that is not associated with... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you love to walk around historic aircraft from all the services, Travis has a very nice museum. My favorites were the B-52D model and the C141B - The Golden Bear, which has a special place just across from the museum. There is also an indoor display and a gift shop. The volunteers are nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our... More

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