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Historic Wendover Airfield

345 S Airport Apron, Wendover, UT 84083
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Wendover
Type: Specialty Museums
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Everyone goes to Bonneville salt plains but I can bet you that not 10% of those people make the effort to come here and that shows in the presentation of the base and museum, it is very sad because this place was and is very important in the worlds history, I would like to see the Casinos investing some of... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I'm shocked this place isn't a national landmark -- it certainly should be! Sadly until then, it's just a nice footnote of an incredibly poignant part of the WWII story with a lot of depressing and decomposing "history" everywhere you look. All WWII era aviation enthusiasts should consider this a must DO, all others...don't go out of your way for... More

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Crescent City, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We dropped in to this tiny museum just a quarter mile east of the airport only because we had found NOTHING to do but gamble in this town! It's like there's a conspiracy to keep out any competing interests! We were there for Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats but it was cancelled (sob) due to flooding of the... More

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Bullhead CIty, AZ
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped through the Wendover Airfield during a day trip to Wendover from Salt Lake City, and was happy we drove through. This airfield is primarily significant as the training base for the B-29 Enola Gay, the plan that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The hangar for the Enola Gay is currently being renovated, as are other buildings with... More

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Chicago
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I would have been impressed if I got to see planes from WW II, but not this time. Just a few cabinets of old war stuff and photos. Also an 8 minute DVD of what went on at the base during the war.

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Rochdale, England
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359 reviews 359 reviews
18 attraction reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were told of this place by the visitor depot, & it was very worthwhile for a visit of up to 1 hour. It has great history but lacks a B-29 or other war aircraft. It's free but gratuities are accepted.

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Kuna, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I love the old planes of yesteryear, With this in mind seeing up close is a must for any family to see and endure. Our fellow women and men who helped shape this country to win a war that was not so long ago.From Rosie the riveter, to the plane painters, to the people who flew the planes in WWII.Our... More

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Orlando, Florida
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302 reviews 302 reviews
154 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The free museum is housed in a portion of the first floor of the Administration Building. You can climb up the tower, as well as view a hollowed out plane.

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North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our group was a mixed active-duty and retired military out for some sight-seeing. We were very surprised to find the base and discover its history. We arrived a little too late to tour the museum and gift shop so resigned ourselves to read all the signs. Adjacent to the museum is a C-123 cargo plane that was used in the... More

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West Valley City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is the airport where the "Enola Gay" trained before dropping the Atomic bombs in Japan. There are signs telling which buildings were used for what, etc., but most buildings have fallen into disrepair and aren't open to the public.

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