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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Topeka, Kansas
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203 reviews 203 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This one is a sleeper. Great place to take growing kids as well as adults. Lots of history and a great view of our 'in the air' past

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Bismarck
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I did not know what to expect as this was another oh what is this place stop. I was very glad I stopped. They have a great display of aircraft that was displayed in a very photogenic style. While I only planned to stay about an hour, that hour turned into three hours. One hangar is not heated so be... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I took my son here over Spring Break. We both enjoyed the museum. The amount of memorabilia is amazing. The planes, helicopters and assorted military vehicles are incredible. There is a lot to see and the history contained in those two hangers is really worth the visit. It is run by volunteers who are very welcoming and knowledgeable. To make... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a great place. The amount to view is astounding. Go and visit all of these static displays. You will be very surprised. Location is great and the parking is great. If you love history and historical aircraft, this is a place you should not miss.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This museum was huge with an incredible amount of restored airplanes ranging from a Messerschmitt to a Voodoo. You can tour the restoration hanger as well. Great museum, a must see if you are in Topeka and like aircraft.

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Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

All types of air craft inside two hangers. They had a transport helicopter,the biggest helicopter I've ever seen. I found it very interesting but my husband spent three & a half hours looking at these air craft.

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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I just went here with my sons preschool class and they all loved it. We also try to go at least once a year as a family. There are lots of planes with steps to the cockpit, a full sized plane outside and transport helicopter inside you can go in. There are two hangers full of planes, helicopters, and other... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Been here as a kid several times. I was in awe each and every time. It's so fascinating so see the artifacts and all the big stuff. I can't wait to see it again real soon!

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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

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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