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Combat Air Museum

7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
785-862-3303
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Ranked #9 of 22 attractions in Topeka
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: A collection of military aircraft, a re-created German P.O.W. barracks, aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia spanning World War I to the space... more » Owner description: A collection of military aircraft, a re-created German P.O.W. barracks, aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia spanning World War I to the space shuttle program are on display at this museum tailor-made for flight enthusiasts. « less
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Newport News, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The service we received at this museum was top notch!!! The exhibits were amazing! We had a personal tour guide through both hangars as well as the outside exhibits. He was very knowledgeable and continuously involved our 7 year old, 9 year old, and 15 year old kids. We learned a lot. For our family of 5 it cost $18.... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

While traveling in Topeka on business with 3 former Army aviators, we had some time one afternoon and decided to visit the Combat Air Museum. We were not disappointed! I still cannot believe the number of aircraft they were able to fit into 2 WWII hangars! They have an incredible collection of aircraft from a variety of time periods and... More

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in NJ
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148 reviews 148 reviews
59 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Rainy day in Topeka so Gage Park was a washout so we went here, located at Forbes Field. walking to the entrance what impressed me was how nice the flowers were outside the Museum, someone loves gardening! 6.00 admission for adults which is quite reasonable, we had a very helpful & knowledgeable volunteer for the first part of the tour,... More

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Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was sum what surprise to see what type of aircraft they had at that small of a museum. There was all so military uniforms, a lot of model airplanes, radios equipment, aircraft engines, along with other military equipment. The museum did a very good job of presented the people of Kansas in the military. The gift shop has a... More

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Omaha, NE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were surprised at all of the aircraft and different items that they had. It is a small museum but they have done a very good job of presented people linked to Kansas in the military. There were also many planes that we had not seen before such as a mig 15 and a skycargo helicopter. The helicopter is one... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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248 reviews 248 reviews
192 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

There are two hangars belonging to this museum. They both display aircraft, as well as military uniforms, model airplanes, radios, aircraft engines, and other military equipment. There is a flight simulator as well in the main building. There is a nice variety of items in the gift shop. Anyone who loves aircraft will enjoy a visit here.

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kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I have been there many times with much anticipation of seeing the work being done on the F-86 Sabre, my favorite fighter jet. I will keep going back every year or two just to see all the changes to the aircraft as many are still being restored. Awesome work!!

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

It was simply fantastic...no fancy buildings or glam displays, just lots of great planes and exceptional tour guides.

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Gallipolis, OH
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

the guides are the lifeblood of this museum. They are knowledgeable and want to share. Lots of things to see. Great for boys!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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240 reviews 240 reviews
67 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Tons of planes and equipment to view. There is always someone there to explain the displays. We liked the displays. It was worth the time.

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