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Address: 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
Phone Number: 785-862-3303
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Description: A collection of military aircraft, a re-created German P.O.W. barracks...
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.
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A huge hanger full of rebuilt and repaired period aircraft. a lot of it is arranged so that you can climb up t o look into the cockpit. much of the history is written out for you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Stockton, California
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Stockton, California
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A huge hanger full of rebuilt and repaired period aircraft. a lot of it is arranged so that you can climb up t o look into the cockpit. much of the history is written out for you. Quite a fascinating place.

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Overbrook, Kansas
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nothing spectacular. the lighting wasnt so good and it seemed crowded. Not a bad museum for a Mom and Pop's.

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KC
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited this the same day we went to the Kansas Nat'l Guard Museum. Interesting artifacts and the chance to look at and into some vintage aircraft in-process of being restored.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were in Topeka to visit my oldest daughter. Saw a sign on the highway and asked her about it, she knew nothing about it. Found out that most locals don't even know that it exists. What a find. So much history in such a compact space. The first hanger is well laid out, with lots of information about the... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This Museum might be small but its packed with great planes and info, ! hanger has planes that they are working/restoring on, in a few year they will be great.

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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This small museum is home to a surprising number of aircraft. We were most impressed with the C-47 Skytrain, CH-53 Sea Stallion, UH-1 Huey Gunship, F-14 Tomcat, and the F-4 Phantom. What is unique about this museum is how close you can get to the aircraft. There are no velvet ropes and visitors are even allowed in the cargo/troop area... More 

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Lincoln, California
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been to a lot of war museum, and this one surpasses many Hugh ones I have been to see. It is really too bad it is so far out of town. Wonderful exhibits and many planes to look at, from German to RCAF planes.

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Topeka, Kansas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

our grandson loves the ww11 area so we took him there . he was able to look at various planes from our past . I,m not a war buff but i have to admit it was interesting. they have a gift shop we made a point to go to. our grandson was given many gifts from there at christmas.

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Pensacola, Florida
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a great place to see some old planes but they are really in sad shape. The people at the Museum could not be better. They are helpful and the man who ran the simulator took special time with my grandson to help him have a great time. It is sad they do not have more funding to spruce... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very nice air museum in Topeka. Was in the area due to a family member with a grave illness. We enjoyed one last brother and brother visit to the museum, the staff was very accommodating! Highly recommend you take the time and visit this gem in Topeka!

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