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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 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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Great place to take the family

Visited with my two older children and dad. The museum was enjoyed by all! You can crawl through a couple of the planes. We watched one of the smaller planes take off and land... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with my two older children and dad. The museum was enjoyed by all! You can crawl through a couple of the planes. We watched one of the smaller planes take off and land. Lots of planes and interesting artifacts to look at. We stayed for a couple of hours.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the experience very interesting and informative. They offer rides on the vintage aircraft. Was able to climb on board the B-17. This added a lot of perspective to the war movies I have seen in my life.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My brother and I biked up to this museum. Was surprised there were no bike racks available. Docents were very helpful and the walkthrough exhibits were interesting. Who knew pilots and crew had to be so small to fit into their planes? Would like to have someone correct the many typos on the printed material. Would like updated information on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time touring the Planes. Our tour guide was very informative. All the volunteers were very friendly. If you love WW2 Army Air Corp. history, you will find this museum interesting.

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Thank Kate R
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is more than a museum You not only learn a lot about World War II history but you get a hands on experience with a B17 and a C47. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and willing to spend as much time or as little with us as we wanted. There are several planes there from other times and aspects... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We all really enjoyed our visit. Many volunteer guides explained all the exhibits. 6 adults and 6 children, ages 5 -14. Very interesting learning experience for all.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

want a good look at history the different type of aircraft are restored very well and fly. They hold a 40's Dance and sock hop annually . Very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This unassuming museum is really worth the time to visit. It has a small but splendidly maintained variety of vintage WWII aircraft, plus a lot of other war memorabilia. It has some other vintage aircraft from WWI to Vietnam. The all volunteer staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank PMtolemy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Commemorative Air Force Museum is worth the time to tour even if the B-17 is not there. The staff if very informative and the displays are great. Don't miss this when in Mesa AZ.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

LOTS of vintage aircraft from wwI, wwII and more! You can also ride in a few of them, if you can afford it! The cost of keeping these planes airworthy is staggering, but if I could afford it, it is a worthy cause to keep history alive! The volunteers all have great stories! plan to roam around for at least... More 

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