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Palm Springs Air Museum

745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
+1 760-778-6262
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Ranked #3 of 65 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Educational Sites
Traveler Description: The Palm Springs Air Museum is the Home of One of the Nation's Largest Collection of World War II Flying Aircraft diplayed in Modern, Well Lighted... more »
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's ok. It appears to be staffed by volunteers, therefore I think is way overly priced, They used to have a children's section with all kinds of fun things for the kids to do, I looked and looked but couldn't find that area. I won't be taking visitors there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

They have more than just WWII airplanes, but that is the majority. Leave yourself plenty of time to visit. They have several indoor displays as well as out on the tarmac. Getting to go inside the B-17 was SO VERY worth it. That was only a $5 donation. You will be amazed by how big it seems on the outside... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My husband loves WWII aircraft and this is the place to be. Even better, veterans of these craft are usually on hand to talk about their own experiences....

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Here is the secret to this place. Find a docent (all volunteer and ex military) ask a question and then sit back, shut up and listen. Repeat as many times as you can. This is an oral history lesson that cannot be taught and as these gentlemen go, the stories go also. Words cannot describe talking to someone who flew... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is worth a visit. It is a small collection, well curated. Go when the weather is nice. Linger around and ask questions.

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Palm Springs, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we're lucky to have this museum on the Palm Springs airport. Fabulous collection of mostly warbirds with thoughtful exposition regarding the place of the planes in our history. Some of the docents actually flew the planes which makes their explanations even more interesting. There are regular flight demonstrations and opportunities for rides in a few of the planes.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wish we had allowed more time for the visit, we thought a couple of hours would do it, but the volunteers are extremely helpful & very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there & wished we'd had time to stay longer. We even got to go inside the B17 which was amazing.

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beaufort, sc.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

love the collection of planes and cars. My Dad served in the Army during WWII, Korea and Vietnam so I appreciate the sacrifices that have been made for us. It was great to have veterans there to share their experiences with us. The Bob Hope theatre was terrific.

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Hong Kong
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212 reviews 212 reviews
42 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

No joke - you could easily spend days here reading up on all the detailed history behind the exhibits. Aside from having an amazing collection of fighter and military aircraft, there is a theme to everything, namely, America's involvement in every major conflict from World War II to 9/11. The staff really know their stuff, and are both helpful and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This air museum has a large collection of aircraft, including some that are interactive (that is, they let the kids go inside). Very reasonable admission - well worth a couple of hours.

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