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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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Air Museum

If you are interested in military aircraft history, this is the place to go. Many airplanes from US war history are available to observe (many that you can actually go in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sue F
North Dakota
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North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in military aircraft history, this is the place to go. Many airplanes from US war history are available to observe (many that you can actually go in). There are also video and photo displays and a live speaker. You could spend a full day there if you wanted to see (read) all of the displays. Typical... More 

Thank Sue F
Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my father and sons to visit the museum in early January. Although it is not an overly large air museum, the aircraft and displays were well displayed and of high value. We spent about 3 hours at the museum and enjoyed our time. In particular, the knowledge and the enthusiasm of the staff was tremendous. When visiting, make... More 

Thank LoveBruges
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They rent the hanger out for events which give a great backdrop for your party. If you want to see some vintage war birds this is the place. Everyone should visit this museum and pay homage to the Greatest Generation ever. Let me tell you, when you crawl inside a B-25 bomber and try to squeeze into the area that... More 

Thank rschweichler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One would never guess this fabulous museum was tucked into a hangar and building right near Falcon Field in Mesa. The exhibits and planes you see are top rate. The volunteer docents knowledgeable and passionate about all the details of the aircraft. There is a cute gift shop with great merchandise for gifting pilots and aviation buffs in your family.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff and very helpful on learning about some planes in WW2. About an 3-4 hours adventure; and if you want to go up in one of the planes it is a few hundred dollars but well worth it to experience the planes firsthand. The tour guides are very sweet gentlemen that have a passion for these planes and aviation... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome docent and it was like getting our own personal tour. The docent was very good with our kids and explaining things. I loved how we were able to climb inside the WWII bombers. If you or your family like aviation, this is a great stop for a few hours.

Thank LazerKat
Apache Junction, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This museum is wonderful, you are able to see lots of planes both inside and outside. There is alot of memorabilia items on display.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

If you have any interest in aviation - especially world war two planes - you absolutely must visit the top Mesa attraction. The staff and volunteers here are nothing short of amazing and there historical stories about these planes is perhaps even more intriguing than the planes themselves. You can walk through and tour one of the bombers and several... More 

Thank stolenbuick
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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 

Thank Jennifer P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 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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