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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, Cultural
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Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The historical value to this little airfield is immeasurable! The Enola Gay was loaded at Wendover Airfield for that historical flight! Some very interesting sights and very sad to say the base itself is in such disrepair! The museum is very interesting and certainly worth a visit.

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Beaumont, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

They had a short informative video and you just looked around and read about the items showcases at the museum. Okay but no one there to really tell you a lot about what you were seeing.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Airfield was really historical. I learned a lot here and saw the world war airplane! I felt really good coming here.

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Uniited Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

By chance - because the racing on the nearby Bonneville Salt Flats had been cancelled - we thought we would visit the Historic Wendover Airfield Museum. It is really difficult to find and we almost gave up the quest. However, with the help of several people, we did find the Museum and we were glad we did so. Having seen... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was in Wendover to photograph the World of Speed Event on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and as there is very little to do in Wendover other than gamble, I visited this Airfield. The Air Show happened to be going on that day, so it made the visit well worthwhile. You can easily kill an hour or so walking around... More 

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Oakland, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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