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Combat Air Museum

Hangars 602-604 "J" Street, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS
785-862-3303
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Ranked #6 of 21 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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Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
64 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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St. Thomas
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A good aviation museum with a lot of great aircraft. We didn't go on a guided tour, but did listen in a few times to the group in front of us. Tour guide needs more education. I knew more accurate information about several of the aircraft than he was speaking.

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Tulsa
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went to the Combat Air Museum and spent about 3 hours there in order to be able to see everything. Good variety of planes in different stages of restoration. Some are totally restored and others are still a work in process. Well worth a trip to Topeka if you're interested in airplanes.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

First off, the museum is supported by private contributions so some of the displays may seem a little dated and the hangers are a little dark but if you love aircraft the displays are varied and interesting. We've visited twice and each time a guide was available to accompany us through the first hanger. I prefer to wander on my... More

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