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The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks

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Address: 2305 East Kearney, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone Number: (417) 864-7997
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History from all branches of the service and many other items can be...

History from all branches of the service and many other items can be viewed. We are all volunteers and will help young people learn and get hands on with some of the equipment. Come and see what we have, it will surprise you.

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Pleasant surprise, great museum

I thought this place would be okay but it was much more. The tour "guide" was knowledgeable and there were lots of things to see, including the back room which was loaded! Allow 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
joeyr599
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St. James, Mo
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St. James, Mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought this place would be okay but it was much more. The tour "guide" was knowledgeable and there were lots of things to see, including the back room which was loaded! Allow 2 hours and enjoy a lot of military history!!

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Skillman, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because we saw it in our Route 66 Tour Book. It was amazing to see such a collection of medals, uniforms, memorabilia and military equipment. The helicopters, jeeps, plane, rockets and oh so much to see and read. Our visit was made even better by the very personal attention we received from several veteran volunteers. Very well worth... More 

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SgtDonna, Public Relations Manager at The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and for the great review. Wish I was there when you came, we are from Jersey too. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit, we all are volunteers and try to keep things going. We only run on admissions and donations. Please come back again and again, thank you. More 

Fulton, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Almost too much to see, already planning a trip back. Very knowledgeable staff (all volunteers) who seem to enjoy showing off the items as much as did in seeing them. Excellent collection of electronic equipment, uniforms and models of every type. The Cobra and T-33 are not to be missed.

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SgtDonna, Public Relations Manager at The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, we are very happy you enjoyed our Museum. We take pride in everything we offer. Like you stated, we are all volunteers and only run by admissions and donations. It was our pleasure serving you!!! Come back soon. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Awesome experience. My son is currently serving and is now on his 7th year and I served also. Both of us Air Force. We really enjoyed the hands on displays as well as the others. There were many children the day we went and all seemed to really enjoy everything. Museum could sure use your donation on the way out... More 

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SgtDonna, Public Relations Manager at The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words - thank you for your son's and your service! We try very hard to keep the Museum going and keep the history alive. Please spread the word and it was very kind of you stating about the donation on the way out. We truly need supporters. Please come back again. More 

Seattle, Washington, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Stopped in with my Dad, we are both Vets and into Military History. The overall collection is eclectic and rather extensive. It is curated with care and forethought. It is a nice regional museum but has a few interesting hidden treasures.

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SgtDonna, Public Relations Manager at The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, responded to this review

We are so glad you stopped by and enjoyed our Museum. We all work very hard to keep this place going. We only run by monies that we raise, donations and people like you that come thru our doors. We are so pleased you enjoyed seeing our collection and thank you for your visit. Please come back again, we hope... More 

Dickson, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I found this very interesting because I have two boys in the Navy and enjoy history museums. The vets had a lot of good stories about themselves as well as the military. They know neat stories about each plane or vehicle or uniform in the collection. you can see the progress the military has made in communications and weapons as... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This was definitely a surprise! If you're a war buff or military history buff this is a treat! Not much from the outside, but step into another past world inside! Lots to see and they even have a Cobra helicopter in the back! Great place to spend an afternoon exploring history and talking with a few vets. Well worth your... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I read about this museum in the Springfield Magazine in my hotel room. I'm a huge fan of military memorabilia. There was a pretty good amount of things to see, fairly well arranged. I actually drove past this place several times before I realized it's in a stripe mall. Nice time, I recommend it.

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SgtDonna, Public Relations Manager at The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, sorry you drove past it - we painted the roof so it would stand out. SO glad we finally got into the local magazine and you read it. Please come back again, we are all volunteers and work hard to raise money and keep this place going. You are welcomed back any time. THANK YOU. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is probably not where you would expect to see a very interesting collection of military memorabilia, uniforms, dioramas, vehicles and a Cobra helicopter. This museum is small and easy to take your time to view the displays. As I understand it, the staff are all volunteers, former military veterans. Their historical stories and personal anecdotes add a rich dimension... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

From the outside it doesn't look like much , but walk thru the door and history comes to life !! They have a great staff that will answer questions (and make you a set of dog tags!) !! Trucks and jeeps and planes , oh my !!! They are doing a great job !! My only concern is why the... More 

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SgtDonna, Public Relations Manager at The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, responded to this review

Thank you SO MUCH for the great review. We feel the same way about getting help from Springfield. We only run on donations and the money we make from guests coming in and paying for admission. All volunteers keep all trucks, jeeps, etc. running and man the museum. We would love to have a bigger and better location, all it... More 

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