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Palm Springs Air Museum

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Address: 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: +1 760-778-6262
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Description: Rated by CNN as one of the top 14 Air Museums in the World. This facility...
Rated by CNN as one of the top 14 Air Museums in the World. This facility Gives visitors an up-close look at the legendary fighters and bombers of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
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If you're into vintage planes from past wars... this is a must visit

I came with a couple of friends a couple of years ago. I'm not that into planes, but was wowed by the planes they have on display and some we could go into. This is a must for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Corona, California
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Corona, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I came with a couple of friends a couple of years ago. I'm not that into planes, but was wowed by the planes they have on display and some we could go into. This is a must for antique plane buffs.

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San Diego
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We traveled here to see "Fifi" the only flying B-29 bomber from World War II, here for a week in March. It was parked outside and we toured the plane and talked to its crew. The museum itself is top-notch, with primarily World War II planes, most of which still fly occasionally. Set in two big hangars, the planes are... More 

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New York City, New York
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232 reviews 232 reviews
71 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Volunteers and community have lovingly put on display a large selection of still-flying WW2 aircraft. For aficionados, there's a great amount of technical information that was over my head. But the highlight for me -- highly recommended -- was the $5 docent tour of a B-17 bomber. Just the 2 of us in the plane with our guide, who explained... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This museum has a great selection of warbirds including a B-17 that you can get inside of. The docents are all volunteer veterans and very knowledgeable. Also a huge reference library

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Hudson, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can't beat the close up experience of the many planes they have. I went with my two nephews and they loved it. The adults loved the exhibits too... as well as the narration by the very informed museum workers and WWII stories shared throughout the museum. A great change of pace from the heat and sun of Palm Springs.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We put off seeing this attraction for years, just not sure it would be of interest. However when a visiting grandson asked to go to the airport to watch the planes, we thoughtof the Palm Sping Air Musum. It was fantastic! There was a B29 bomber parked outside & we could climb right on & sit in the pilot's seat!... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinouis
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A marvelous collection of vintage aircraft, many lovingly restored by the fans of such. The best of all was a B17, rebuilt/restored and showing like new. Amazing what the brave pilots did with the machines they were given to fly. The docents were marvelous, you can tell they are very excited about their museum.

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Waubaushene, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

very interesting and informative, really enjoyed a chance to tour and see the inside of some planes, was surprised at how many aircraft were on display

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Macau
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

An absolute must!! Being a self confessed aviation nut I penciled in a trip here as soon as I knew we were coming to Palm Springs. The museum is a true testament to aviation history and the guided tour we received from the countless veteran pilot volunteers was just first class. They were keen on trading stories and experiences, I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Who knew that Palm Springs had such a great collection of historical aircraft? I didn't but I do now. Excellent range of aircraft, including Fifi - the last flying B29 (saw it fire up and take off - very cool). Kids loved it, parents loved it. Special shout-out for the Freedom Fighters cafe within the museum - best comfort food... More 

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