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Address: 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
Phone Number: 785-862-3303
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Cool little museum. Must see!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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25 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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Topeka, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Volunteer-run, this Museum with 37 military aircraft, engines and exhibits is truly Family Friendly. Fun to visit, almost all the planes can be seen in their original military colors and all can be studied at close range, unlike many aviation museums where the aircraft are roped-off.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great museum, very packed which can make it difficult to stand back and appreciate the aircraft fully! I even found a Whittle Jet engine tucked away in a corner.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Inexpensive. We spent two full hours. The kids 11 and 8 checked out everything in the two hangers and outside. They enjoyed the flight simulator and being able to see everything close up. Kids have to stay spatially aware, especially around the aircraft, to not get any doinks. The historical displays are well done. The only criticism I have is... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Since we were close by this attraction we decided to stop in. It's comprised of a couple of airplane hangars full of airplanes and helicopters used in various wars. It was very hands on. We were able to step up and touch many of the aircraft as well as explore the interior of a few of them. We spent about... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This museum is filled with airplanes to the point that in the 2nd hangar, it is a bit hodge-podge. The presentation in the first hangar is more enjoyable, but fun treasures in both! The visual and reading displays are done well. My husband was quite jealous to not be along as we saw some Russian MiG's. If you live anywhere... More 

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Address: 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
Phone Number: 785-862-3303
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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