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Combat Air Museum

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Address: 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
Phone Number: 785-862-3303
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Great Place to View Historical Aircraft

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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