We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peterson Air & Space Museum

154 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Peterson Air & Space Museum

154 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Recommended experiences in and around Colorado Springs
from $170.77
More Info
from $123.08
More Info
from $119.09
More Info
from $107.36
More Info
Full view
Location
Contact
150 E Ent Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80914-1255
Get to know the area
Jeep Tour - Foothills & Garden of the Gods
4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
Jeep Tour - Foothills & Garden of the Gods
125 reviews
Buckle up for an entertaining and exciting 4WD Jeep tour of some of Colorado Springs' most renowned sights. On this small-group adventure, your guide shares some of the geology and history of this quintessential Old West area of Colorado—the Pikes Peak foothills—while pointing out scenery that includes the soaring red rock formations of Garden of the Gods.
$107.36 per adult
154Reviews2Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 109
  • 30
  • 9
  • 2
  • 4
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Mike3305 wrote a review Aug 2019
Danville, California10 contributions18 helpful votes
Small museum, but well done; covers lots of Cold War information; the outside plane exhibits are great!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum
Responded Aug 24, 2019
Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon!
Read more
Casemis wrote a review Jul 2019
Chesterton, Indiana27 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a small but nice military museum that is perfect to visit when you have a morning free. I would recommend older children (over 10 or maybe even 12) visit - could be boring for younger. Our guide was very friendly & shared a lot of information not available on the info
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum
Responded Jul 29, 2019
Thanks for the great review! The exhibit that was closed due to being too hot was our Lockheed Warning Star Super Constellation aircraft. Your advice to go at cooler times, such as when we first open at 9 am, is absolutely correct. As we move into the fall, the weather is not such a problem of course. Hope to see you again when the weather cooperates and we’ll be able to show you the inside of the Warning Star! Six tons of electronics, no computers, and vacuum tube technology - keeping the country safe against airborne threats!
Read more
AshBernadette88 wrote a review Jul 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado1,207 contributions280 helpful votes
+1
I've visited several museums at Air Force bases across the country, and this museum is truly among the best...just, WOW! The museum describes the history of NORAD from the Cold War era to today, as well as the history of Peterson AFB. This museum also houses artifacts from
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum
Responded Jul 8, 2019
Thanks for the great review! And we definitely recommend taking a tour with one of our docents. Not only do you find out more detail about the exhibits, but the tour itself becomes more “interactive” in the true sense of the word. You can ask questions, share histories, and even get into “war stories”! This makes our museum exhibits real, with real histories behind them, not just static displays with a storyboard in front of them. Thanks again for your review, and we hope to see you soon - for a guided tour!
Read more
Zachary F wrote a review Jun 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Lots to learn. If walked alone with no guide, you could see everything in 45min to an hour. Definitely recommend using the guide. Lots of info will be missed if you dont. Be prepared to be there for a couple of hours.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum
Responded Jun 20, 2019
Thank you very much for your review! And your time estimates are right on the mark! While there are many storyboards and plates that explain the exhibits, a tour taken with one of our docents is a more historically enriched experience. We can give a lot more detail on the exhibits, much of it based on the experience of the docents themselves. As an example, some of our docents actually were crew members on our EC-121T Warning Star aircraft. Their depth of knowledge and entertaining “war stories” can turn a museum exhibit into a real aircraft with a real history. And this is true with many of the exhibits, so you’ll never have the same visit experience twice! Thanks again for your review, and hope to see you again soon!
Read more
Tami C wrote a review Feb 2019
El Paso, Texas34 contributions3 helpful votes
We arrived at 1130am and were met by John B, a volunteer guide who took us under his “wing” and gave us an awesome personalized tour. Two hours later are minds were filled with history and our phone had many photos. A MUST for history and airplane buffs.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from GHJr, Docent at Peterson Air & Space Museum
Responded Feb 6, 2019
Thank you for your review! John is a great guide, and I’m sure he “colored in” your tour by telling you several tales from his personal experiences during his many years in the Air Force. I’ll certainly pass along your compliments to John, and we’re very glad that you enjoyed your time with us!
Read more
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Peterson Air & Space Museum