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Travis Air Base Museum

461 Burgen Blvd. Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA 94535
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Fairfield
Type: Museums
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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.
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Northern California
11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This air museum is located on Travis Air Force Base. It is an outstanding opportunity to visit a number of very interesting memoribilia and static airplane exhibits. And, it is free! The only drawback is that the museum is located on a military base which requires an extensive amount of background information on every member in your party to get... More

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is really amazing place. If you love NASA Kennedy space center, Air force base in Houston and so on-this should not be missed

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Wildwood, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Kids would love it. I loved it. I highly recommend it. It has space as well as military items. A lot of planes out front.

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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187 reviews 187 reviews
52 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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