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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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Oakland, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stopped here with my 16yo niece. We both enjoyed it way more then we ever thought possible. A piece of US History right here in the desert! This base holds the hanger for the Enola Gay, the aircraft that dropped bombs on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A short tour, definitely worth visiting.

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Salt Lake City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We called the airport and the director lined us up with a volunteer that gave us an hour-long tour of the facilities. The staff were very happy to show us around and answer questions. This is a major piece of American history that the town is working hard to raise money to preserve. If you have interest in WWII history,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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18 attraction reviews
550 helpful votes 550 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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306 reviews 306 reviews
154 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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