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“A Must See...” 5 of 5 stars
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National Museum of World War II Aviation
755 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, CO
+1 719-637-7559
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Tours are at 10AM, NOON and 2PM. Tours are required as they will visit WestPac Restorations where WWII aircraft are being restored to flying conditions. Currently three P-38 are being restored that were recovered from New Guinea.
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“A Must See...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Had the opportunity to visit the Museum while we were in Colorado Springs visiting friends and touring Air Force Academy before the Thanksgiving break. Highly recommend taking the 2-hour guides tour. The displays are fantastic and you get an inside look at what it takes the volunteers to restore these amazing artifacts of American history.

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Avondale, Colorado
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“Fantastic Restoration Facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The museum has excellent displays and tour guides. However, it is also a world reknowned restoration facility. The restoration facility is a credit to the musem to have such a facility available to them. It is extremely educational to the public as to how an aircraft is assembled. The intricate workmanship involved is easily viewed at this facility.
Also, included in the museum's two hour tour, were numerous World War II displays which depicted different areas of the famous, as well as the little known, battles. Soldiers uniforms, personal memorabilia, photos, medals, etc. were displayed in appealing groupings relative to the area in which they were displayed.
I was so impressed, I will be volunteering my services in the restoration area.

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Colorado Springs
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“Not to be missed - well worth the 2 hour tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

A wonderful historical tour of WWII Europe and the Pacific areas. Detailed maps, pictures, original artifacts of period uniforms, medals, various WWII planes in reconstruction such as two P-38s, a B-25, P-47, P-51, with the stories behind them, etc., etc. The guides are very good - - very knowledgeable. Details provided about individual pilots, missions, campaigns, If you want a snapshot of WWII history, from the land, naval and air perspective, this is definitely the place to go!

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Vancouver, wa
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“An excellent aviation museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This museum does a great job of reviewing the events leading up to World War II and the eventual entry of the United States into the conflict. Then the displays show the industrial revival needed to produce the aircraft for the war effort and the women who did a lot of the work.

The aircraft display was unique in that some were airworthy and others are in the process of being restored. A P-47 fuselage which had been dug up in New Guinea was amazing.

In another hangar is a company that is restoring two P-38s and has an operational B-24. Historical aircraft within the context of the era are very well presented by a knowledgeable staff.

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Vernp, site owner at National Museum of World War II Aviation, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
We have an operational B-25 rather than a B-24 but thanks for the review. We thank all of our great reviewers and visitors. We have a great group of volunteers but the visitors are our inspiration.
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Outstanding display and narrations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

As a surprise, our son arranged for us to visit this air museum while visiting from Schererville, IN. And, what a surprise it was! The planes on display were all from WWII, and some in various stages of restoration. Also included were a variety of memorabilia, including servicemen's personal items. Our guide was most knowledgeable and informative. What a fantastic tour.

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