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Peterson Air & Space Museum

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Address: 150 E Ent Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80914-1255
Phone Number: +1 719-556-4915
This attraction is at Colorado Springs Municipal
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The museum is open to the public even though the museum is on an active Air...

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 your visit (between 9 am and 12 pm MST) to arrange for a pass and detailed instructions. A State or federal issued Photo ID is required for all Non-DoD visitors over 18. Drivers will need to have proof of insurance and registration for their vehicles. The Museum preserves and portrays the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Air Force Base. From our barnstormer beginnings in the Roaring Twenties, through the daring exploits of our World War II pilots and into the modern space era, our exhibits are sure to capture your attention.

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Great Static Displays and Artifacts

I had heard that this was a very interesting museum and it definitely proved to be worth the visit. They had a large number of static displays of aircraft and missiles with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had heard that this was a very interesting museum and it definitely proved to be worth the visit. They had a large number of static displays of aircraft and missiles with excellent descriptions of each one. There was also a guided of an early airborne radar aircraft based on a Super Constellation. There is also an indoor exhibition of... More 

Thank Wingflier
Smethport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is free, but you will need a base visitors pass which is very easy to obtain. Great place to take the kids. They have tours of the Warning Star with an original crew member. There is also a hangar with many interesting things. If you like planes, the Airforce or history this is a must stop.

Thank asrethmel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had family coming in from out of state to the Colorado Springs airport and were looking for a short activity nearby to start off our vacation. We found it online after Googling attractions in Colorado Springs. The museum property is on the Peterson AFB so you must make reservations online a couple days ahead of time to get a... More 

1 Thank Christie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We came to Colorado for a week on vacation from Omaha. My wife thought we were going to the Air Force Academy Museum, which she visited in high school. We showed up at Peterson AFB museum and she was like, "this seems different..." It wasn't until the end of our visit that it was confirmed we were at the wrong... More 

Thank John W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

If you are really into planes this museum offers about 15 planes to see on base but you can only board one plane and it depends on the weather if that plane is open or not. If you go during the summer months you might want to go early before it gets too hot to board the EC-121T Warning Star... More 

1 Thank MichaelLong1963
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Greeted by friendly staff and invited to watch a ten minute movie for orientation. Excellent guided tour of displays in hanger by a very knowledgeable, kid-friendly docent. Very nice static display of US and Canadian aircraft. Dog-friendly too!

Thank tmacahs71
Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Our Boy Scout group visited the Air & Space Museum on our way to Philmont. The scouts (and adults) greatly enjoyed the exhibits, and especially touring the planes. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. We spent 2 hours and could have easily spent another hour if our schedule permitted. Definitely worth the visit (and it's free!).

Thank Living_outdoors_NC
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Great exhibit with plenty to see. It is best to go with guides who are very knowledgable and have often served on the very planes the are showing. It is important to plan ahead and obtain access to the base. It is an email process that takes at least one day. They could put up more directional signs once on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Peterson Air and Space Museum is one of only 12 United States Air Force Field museums in the country. It is located in the center of an 8.3-acre historic district on Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Admission is free but access is controlled due to security concerns. Visitors are advised to call the museum staff at (719) 556-4915... More 

1 Thank Taylor B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Jake Mogel, our tour director and volunteer made the displays come to life. What a great background he has, and the ability to share it with us. Thank you! Multiple planes inside and out. Also displays on missile defense, security and and satellite systems. Isn't our Air Force wonderful? YES!!

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