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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
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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
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The Arizona base of the Commemorative Air Force is the largest vintage...

The Arizona base of the Commemorative Air Force 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 30,000 square feet museum and learn about the Tuskegee airmen, Women Airforce Service Pilots, and countless heroes.

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The greatest fun in any aur museum.

What a piece of history, great guides, amazing footage, from not "just" the air force, but also marine and navy. With great information about WWII, Vietnam and Korea. The one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a piece of history, great guides, amazing footage, from not "just" the air force, but also marine and navy. With great information about WWII, Vietnam and Korea. The one slight issue (for some) is that certain parts do not have air conditioning. In the summer, this may be an issue. The staff are all uber knowledgeable, friendly, and will... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there to see what it was all about never dreaming it was so wonderful! There are aircraft, engines, models, informative displays of all types, vintage era clothing and medals. The list goes on! Many of the aircraft on display are actually loaned to the museum and are still flyable. They even give tours of the maintenance hangar where several... More 

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Thank Bill R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a great collection of history and planes that fought the big ones instrumental in our history Opportunity to see first hand the Maintenance of the planes opportunities to step inside the planes that controlled the air and won the war

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Thank Christophermci
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum features a wide array of vintage aircraft, maintained and some flown by enthusiasts, including the Sentimental Journey B-17, a B-25 Mitchell, an F4U Corsair, and a Super Marine Spitfire, to name a few. Cost to enter is inexpensive, allow yourself a few hours to tour. You can get in and climb around in some of the aircraft.... My... More 

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Thank Paul S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from England and wanted to see where the British Flying School had been at Falcon Field during World War II. We were delighted with the museum, even though we missed the B-17 and B-25 on tour elsewhere in the USA. We have never seen such clean hangar floors! There was much interesting information, providing balanced views on... More 

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Thank ramsteinrileys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The friendliest group of senior guys you would want to meet. these guys give you so many interesting facts about the history of airplanes and much more. The exhibits are authentic aircraft from the past. You can get up close and personal. Lot of personal stories of heroes of wars past. also tour of the repair hanger where aircraft are... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of planes, wonderful docents. The movie room is great place to get out of the heat while your husband hangs out in the hangar.

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Thank Holly_C_2011
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not a very big place, not that much to see. If you are in the neighborhood and want something to do, it's a good place to stop by. If you are really interested in seeing planes, it is a good place to go.

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Thank jaqtwo
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice example of WWII aviation history as well as other eras. Planes are awesome, pristine examples of well known as well as unique aircraft. Staff is wonderful and know their stuff. Lots of history in the exhibits and pictures as well as articles. Very nice musuem keeping aviation history alive. Well done.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

some of my favorites, but I am alarmed at the number of historic planes are being lost. a must see if you enjoy the warbirds

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