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Peterson Air & Space Museum

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Great Day at wonderful museum!

The British retired Master Sargeant gave us an incredible, very personalized tour. We thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie R
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Villa Rica, Georgia
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A Guided Tour of Peterson Air and Space Museum

A guided tour with knowledgeable docents. Got to see the interior of a Lockheed EC-121T "Warning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geo4tune
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Cloverdale, Canada
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The museum is open to the public even though the museum is on an active Air Force installation. All that is required is for non-military ID card holders and groups to call us or submit a request on our web site a minimum of one day in advance of...more
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150 E Ent Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80914-1255
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The British retired Master Sargeant gave us an incredible, very personalized tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Facinating facts and worthwhile information about our Air defense systems.More

Thank Leslie R
GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re glad you enjoyed your time at the Museum, even considering the occasional snow showers! Our resident Brit appreciates your compliment, and says he thoroughly enjoyed your inputs and stories about your military family connections. Hope to see you again soon, especially the Army members...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A guided tour with knowledgeable docents. Got to see the interior of a Lockheed EC-121T "Warning Star" aircraft. Learned about the civilian and military aviation history of Colorado Springs. A camera is recommended as the field is well laid out and is very attractive. We...More

Thank Geo4tune
GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the compliments! Your estimate is right on the mark for a thorough tour of all we have to show off, but of course, if you want to spend longer with us, that’s easily done!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Peterson aire base was named for the first P-38 pilot who died here. Much history from after WW2 to today. There are open views of missile launch facilities and MX and minuteman missels. The restored "Connie" is a fascinating look at the first radar spy...More

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GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your review! We’ve worked hard to make the on-line clearance process as simple as possible, so glad you found it easy. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the website first for instructions to get a visitor pass at least a day before your visit as this museum is on Peterson AFB. The process went smoothly. The museum building is in a wonderful Art Deco building that was the old terminal building....More

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GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time to write a review. We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit, and I’ll certainly pass your compliments on to Gus. (And I completely agree that he’s a wealth of knowledge! The discussions that we have in the docent office between visitors...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

My husband was transported to his Air Force days and along with Gus Freyer (docent extraordinaire) were filled with stories (and back stories), details and specifics about EC121D. The museum seems to be staffed with ex-military with many personal stories to share as well as...More

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GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you for your review, and we completely agree with your description of Gus as “docent extraordinaire”! Most of our docents have military experience, and this forms the basis for the stories that are associated with the exhibits. As you said, most of the aircraft...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The National Museum of the USAF has several “satellite” facilities around the country. This is easily one of the best, if not THE best, of them. The reason being is that the main USAF Museum in Dayton Ohio covers everything, whereas the smaller facilities tend...More

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GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed review! You are correct about the visitor pass request having to be submitted the day before the visit. This is because the museum is in the middle of the base, and our visitors are...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

This museum is excellent but what really made it so special was our docent Glyn. We might have spent an hour here on our own, but we spent almost 2 1/2 hours with him. He was so full of knowledge and interesting and compassionate about...More

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GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thanks for the great review! I’ll pass your compliments on to Glyn. Like our other docents, he’s passionate about the museum exhibits, and thoroughly enjoys spending time with visitors who share his enthusiasm. Thanks again, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 17, 2018

My friends and I took our English visitors here. (9 altogether) We were all amazed at how interesting this museum is. And it is free! The volunteer docents are wonderful. So knowledgeable and thorough. You can tell they love their work. Also interesting gift shop....More

Thank Kendra H
GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you for your kind words! I’ll pass them on to the docents and to the gift shop manager. It’s great to get confirmation that our visitors enjoy what we do through reviews like this. Many thanks!

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a great visit today. Our tour guide Bruce went above and beyond to help us with my husbands child which is deaf and vision impaired. He made Ethan’s day.

Thank Jeannette R
GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thanks for your kind words, and particularly for letting us know that Ethan was also able to enjoy the museum through Bruce’s efforts. We’re very, very happy that one of our volunteers was able to make Ethan’s day!

Reviewed August 10, 2018

Just remember you have to request clearance in advance to get on the base. We did it the night before and had no problems at all getting on base. The grounds were spotless and the people working all were amazing!

Thank clutch25
GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thanks for visiting us and for the kind words about our volunteers.

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As I am a retired U. S. Army officer, all I had to do was show my military retiree ID card at the gate and drive straight ahead to the museum which will eventually be on your left. You'll see a Mustang fighter aircraft on... More
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