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Commemorative Air Force Museum

2017 N Greenfield Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215-2401
+1 480-924-1940
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B25 Maid in the Shade ride

What a fabulous experience for any WWII “fans” or those with any personal connections to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard D
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Don't miss this place. Many flyable WWII aircraft on display along with many other non-flyable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum is one of Phoenix’s top-rated attractions. You can learn how airplanes were used throughout the history of combat and feel the radial engines on our Warbirds rumble as they come to life. Our museum is home to authentic war artifacts and hundreds of exhibits that chronicle the stories of people who rose to meet extraordinary challenges. Climb aboard one of the rarest B-17 Bombers in the world, “Sentimental Journey,” or better yet, book a once-in-a-lifetime ride on any of our seven flying WWII airplanes. Our friendly, knowledgeable docents will bring to life the tales of combat heroes like the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Air Service Pilots who overcame tremendous obstacles to serve our country. Watch aircraft mechanics at work and then stop by our PX Museum Gift Store for unique gifts and war memorabilia. As an educational non-profit 501(c)3, we are a great place for children to learn about the history that has shaped the United States.
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2017 N Greenfield Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215-2401
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+1 480-924-1940
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"on display"
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"vintage aircraft"
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"aviation history"
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"world war ii"
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"falcon field"
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"flying fortress"
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"wwii planes"
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"great collection"
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"static displays"
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"offer rides"
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"answer questions"
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"great planes"
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"my husband loves"
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"nice gift shop"
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"open house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous experience for any WWII “fans” or those with any personal connections to the aircraft that were so critical to the Allied cause. To actually be inside and experience the tight spaces, then to sense in a 30 minute flight, the noise, the...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this place. Many flyable WWII aircraft on display along with many other non-flyable aircraft. Great gift shop!

Thank Dogfan99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely facinating . several of my Uncles where in the Armed Forces during WW11 and during a open house the museum had i was able to get a close up look at their aircraft they could have possibly flown. The staff were super at explaining...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is very interesting for the men. I don't know enough about planes to be entertained. My husband certainly enjoyed himself.

Thank Billy B
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Enjoyed seeing a B17 and B25 take off. Lots of people with first hand knowledge around to answer questions. Brought our 12 and 13 year old grandchildren and they were very interested.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice place to spend a couple, few hours. It’s very informative about old aircraft and World War II. Cool stuff! 👍🏼✈️👍🏼✈️👍🏼✈️👍🏼✈️👍🏼✈️👍🏼✈️

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We were looking for something different to do in the Phoenix area and decided to visit this museum (very close by in Mesa) We're aviation buff's and enjoyed the museum. It's very professional and staffed by very knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers. They have a nice...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

In March of 2018 I checked an item off my bucket list and booked a flight on their B-17 Sentimental Journey. The staff and crew were fantastic, and the memory will last me forever. As enjoyable as the crew made our flight I couldnt help...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This was a great museum as you can climb in a lot of planes. Good display inside and out. Best was climbing into a b-17.

Thank Rich P
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

I took 25 teenagers to this museum. They loved it, the docent was so patient and knowledgeable about world war II and the planes and bombers. The kids loved getting to go inside of the planes. Great world war II experience.

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pete6363
June 2, 2015|
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Response from Rose S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry did not get back sooner,however another reader has answered the question. Worth every penny and they also have some very nice gift items.
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Zyvu
February 23, 2015|
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Response from Roy C | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours, longer if on a weekend and it is crowded.
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