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Commemorative Air Force Museum

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Address: 2017 N Greenfield Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215-2401
Phone Number: +1 480-924-1940
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum is the largest vintage military...

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum is the largest vintage military aircraft unit in the world. Don't just view history, live it! Experience what it's like to fly in a WWII B-17 Bomber. After your flight, get up close and personal with historic warbird aircraft like the P-51 Mustang and C-47 Flying Mule. Tour our 55,000 square feet museum and learn about the Tuskegee airmen, Women Air Force Service Pilots, and countless heroes.

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Great for all ages!

This museum is an *absolute must see* for all ages! Along with my father, my husband and I took our very active 4 year old to the Commeroratve Air Force Museum, with the plan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jennifer P
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is an *absolute must see* for all ages! Along with my father, my husband and I took our very active 4 year old to the Commeroratve Air Force Museum, with the plan to stay for an hour. But, we quickly revised our plan when we realised how many wonderful, informative and interactive activities there were for all ages.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The veterans wwii bring you everywhere on the visit and explain all with no costs. They are wonderful!!!!! The planes are in a perfect state.... You Can also go inside some planes like the B17.... Please less shopping more planes in Phoenix

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff at the Museum quite knowledgeable. Enjoyed the planes and the gift shop. they also provided a nice area for our box lunch.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of happened about his place didn't even know it existed. If you're in the area looking for something to do maybe want to get a little educated this is the place to go there's some really great things to see and learn. You should really stop by this place.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife made arrangements for a flight for my birthday!! Flew in a P17 Steerman & even got to fly it..Once in a lfetime experience. The museum is loaded with memorbilia and very interesting. Their are people their to answer questions & fill you in on the history of things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a number of aircraft museums. This is really a great one because you can actually climb into some of the aircraft. It is primarily WWII but there are others. B17 you can go into is pristine! These planes are in really good shape and if you enjoy aircraft and WWII you will really enjoy it. Lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of aircraft here and lots of historical information. We received a warm welcome and shown the different areas of this museum; the movie theater, aircraft restoration hanger, exhibits hanger and of course the real life operational aircraft on the front apron. Under supervision you can clamber aboard these aircraft and if you're luck even see one fly. From the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We have been to many aviation museums and this one has a lot to offer. It is a self guided tour with docents to aid and discuss the different planes. It is well laid out with videos and displays and pictures to support the planes and history. There are a few planes on the tarmac, a main hanger and maintenance... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I've been here several times, every time there's something new. Wonderful displays interpreting WWII and Vietnam especially. Docents are knowledgeable and fun to visit with. Nice gift shop. If you love airplanes, you'll love this place.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great spot for WW II history and artifacts, but the real treat is being able to go inside the vintage aircraft, B17, B25 , and C47 on open house days. Need to watch the sites calendar for special days when the warbirds fly!

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