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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 #4 of 46 Attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Rated by CNN as one of the top 14 Air Museums in the World. This facility Gives visitors an...
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Type: Educational Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Excellent museum, had a fly in a 1942 bi-plane, sat in a Spitfire Cockpit very well laid out, enjoyable afternoon

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Glendora
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have been to several museums for aircraft, and I found this one to be an odd gem. Not a large selection; no specifically famous planes; a focus on WWII aircraft. It is located on the grounds of the Palm Springs airport in two hangars with additional aircraft outside. What this museum DOES do very well is provide a concise... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was raining so we visited the air museum. Excellent day lots to see and do. If you are stuck for something to do in palm spring go here

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belfast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Can't praise this place enough. We have stayed in the Desert a few times but never got to visit the museum. From entering the main building we were greeted by the volunteers who work there.These men and women are all ex Air Force and Service personnel, they are very friendly, knowledgable and approachable. Exhibits on display include a B 17... More 

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Brighton, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Palm Springs has excellent weather, which makes it ideal for an air museum. This place is full of aircraft ranging from biplanes up to a modern F18. The staff are all service veterans with lots of knowledge and stories. The on site cafe is nice with reasonable food at a reasonable cost lus you sit under the iwng of a... More 

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Arizona
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159 reviews 159 reviews
39 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

From the picture in the ad, I expected very little. Instead we found two large rooms plus outdoor space teaming with historic aircraft. A person could spend two days at the museum if time was taken to read all the printed information that accompanies the exhibits. For one member of our group of 4, this was the highlight of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The beautiful air museum is one of the finest in the USA. There are plenty of planes to see and enjoy. 3 indoor display areas and two outdoor areas where you get to see the planes so closely. The staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable. If you go with kids, there is a workshop area they get to play... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit to see planes that still fly. Docents provide wonderful stories about each of the planes. Great place to take family.

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Wrightwood, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The gents and gals that make the Palm Springs Air Museum happen are dedicated to documenting and "telling the story" of how the defense of our nation, in the case the Navy, Marine and Air Forces of America, are so important to the freedoms that we all continue to enjoy... without much thinking about it. The museum tells the story... More 

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Albany, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

World War II Veterans work as volunteers and are fascinating to talk too. You learn more about World War II in an hour than you did in 12 years of school. You truly feel the pride of being an American and a descendant of the "greatest generation".

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