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Historic Wendover Airfield

Address: 345 S Airport Apron, Wendover, UT 84083
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Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Wendover
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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Springville, Utah
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting if you're into history. It's where the first atomic bomb was assembled. There were many artifacts dating back to that era. There was also a short film about WWII, and the development of the bomb.

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North Sioux City, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a work in progress. Rebuilding the structures that have diminished over the decades. All the information shared as to what our parents and grandparents did in the past thru the Air Force and prepareing for that fateful day.

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Alpine, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Remember this is where the tested for the atomic bomb during WWII. lots to see and we never stop learning. Wendover has lots of history.

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Odessa, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was a nice break from the casinos. Learned a lot about the Army Air Base Wendover. They have a small and quaint museum/gift shop. At this time they have NO aircraft, except an gutted out plane that was used to film "Con Air". They are working on trying to get aircraft, and renovate the hangers and other buildings. It... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

upon arrival at airport they had much history posted all over the walls and it was all very interesed it is a very small airport

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Yeah, a visit to the Wendover airfield means experiencing the atmosphere of the cold war and the 50's/60's atomic developments. It's mostly deserted, but if you like post-war industrial design, it's a must to visit!

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Was fortunate to stumble on this little piece of history.. Hard to believe something so great started so close to home. Landed in a small plane here.. Very quaint and efficient airport.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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