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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 #10 of 23 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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Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I checked online for attractions to see in Topeka, Ks. We was not disappointed. Two hangers full of aircraft, vehicles, motors, articles of clothing & much more. We spent most of the day just taking our time plus visiting with one of the volunteers who is a retired navy man. He was very knowledgeable and courteous. This is one museum... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place is very good for war veterans and history lovers. It has excellent Aircrafts in exhibits and also we can enter in a couple of them to understand what these aircrafts are made of and what facilities do our soldiers have. We complain about space in our commercial airlines, can't imagine what these brace soldiers go through during stressful... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have taken students to visit. The boys love it. There are all kinds of military memorabilia along with many aircraft. The docents are great to talk to. Watch for special activities by checking the website.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went here with limited knowledge of the museum. I would not recommend this for people unless they have an active interest in history, especially military history. With our love of history, this made for a fantastic stop. I could have spent a lot more time here, but we had a schedule to keep. The next time we are in... More

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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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92 helpful votes 92 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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93 helpful votes 93 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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