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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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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 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 55,000 square feet museum and learn about the Tuskegee airmen, Women Air Force Service Pilots, and countless heroes.

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I have been wanting to visit for years and was not disappointed Meeted and greeted by a couple of senior volunteers who were informative and helpful A very good selection of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Walton On Thames
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Walton On Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been wanting to visit for years and was not disappointed Meeted and greeted by a couple of senior volunteers who were informative and helpful A very good selection of older aircraft which are normally in a flyable condition Lots of memorabilia and exhibits you could spend hours looking and reading A very interesting and historic visit Many thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live down the street from this airfield. It is a hidden gem. The star is the B52 Bomber named Sentimental Journey. You can buy tickets to get a ride in it. The museum has many interesting items from WWII in the hangar. Great gift shop. This place has fought to stay open due to lack of funds over the... More 

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Innisfail
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good displayes of WWII planes lots of written displays also you can also purchase rides on the B 17 and the B25

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem for aviation buffs! We got there a bit late and didn't have time to see everything before closing but I was very impressed with the breadth of their collection...including some one-of-a-kind, very rare aircraft. The collection spans aviation history to include major aircraft from all wars. Mr. John Banker (one of the very knowledgeable Docents... More 

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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. The gentlemen there were friendly and informative. The planes were beautiful.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wowwwww. Everything ranging from an F4 Phantom that flew 200+ missions over N and S Vietnam (USS Ranger) to WW1 era fighters. The staff there are all avaiation vets,and are willing to talk you through it all. My advice? Go there and see this now,while the guys who had been there are still around!There is even an 85 year old... More 

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Thank WalterB220
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 August 25, 2016

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 August 22, 2016 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 August 22, 2016 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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