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Commemorative Air Force Museum

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Address: 2017 North Greenfield Roaad, Mesa, AZ 85215
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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Great way to spend the afternoon

A friend and I stopped by the museum one afternoon we were in the Phoenix area. He was in the military and worked on aircraft so we thought it would be a cool place to visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend and I stopped by the museum one afternoon we were in the Phoenix area. He was in the military and worked on aircraft so we thought it would be a cool place to visit. There were so many different types of planes in the museum covering many decades of aviation. There is also a section where mechanics are... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a "must see" for anyone interested in Aviation, WW2, or Just to meet some amazing patriots, dedicated volunteers, or to do something a little bit different. We live here, take almost everyone who visits us here, EVERYBODY loves it, we've been over a dozen times and find something every time. Plus, if you want to and plan ahead,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to see all the great things. Front desk guys could care less about stories that may add to exhibit. Really did not want to take about the shows they put on or rides available. Indise the exhibits the White shirt guys were informative and fun. The static displays are great and the info around the museum is good.... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Up until this Spring I had not been to this outstanding place for many years. It is now much larger with more airplanes and what makes them go. Many volunteers have carefully restored old war planes and the are really something to see. You can even take a ride in some of them on some days.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at Falcon Field Airport in Mws, Arizona, the Commemorative Air Force Museum has a mandate to preserve and honour the aviators of the past. The museum houses a wealth of aeronautical history in the form of combat aircraft from all eras. Once known as the Confederate Air Force, the Commemorative Air Force started with a collection of World War... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned the hard way that things in AZ shut down/reduce hours in the summer. I tried to go on Monday but they were closed. Tried again another afternoon but they closed at 3. Oh well. When traveling to AZ in summer expect shortened hours of operation in most museums and attractions.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not as large as the air museum in Tuscon, this is still worth a stop if you are in the area. The aircraft range mainly from the dawn of military flight thru the Korean War. They offer flights which seem very exciting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

It is not the largest museum, but it is nice. If you are looking for some history and some good conversation with veterans, this is the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The guided tour was excellent, approximately an hour and a half and got climb all over the B-17, B-25 and DC-3. Well worth the money. ;-)

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Many aircraft on display with extensive descriptions, some technical and others about the missions they flew. Knowledgable guides if you wanted to know more. Really great exhibition about the roles played by women aviators. Dont miss the film about the design, manufacture and role of the B-17. Visit the hangar where aircraft sre being restored and also the planes outside,... More 

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