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Historic Wendover Airfield

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Address: 345 S Airport Apron, Wendover, UT 84083
Phone Number: 8015712907
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We stopped here on a whim. They are in the process of restoring the hanger, and parts of the air base. Good for history buffs. If you don't know history, you are going to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
PeteandChelly
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Cumberland
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Cumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on a whim. They are in the process of restoring the hanger, and parts of the air base. Good for history buffs. If you don't know history, you are going to be bored. Safe travels! -Pete and Chelly

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So excited about the renovation being done to restore the building to their original condition. They museum is being moved to the Officer Club which is so much larger and will allow for more exhibits. If you haven't visit it it's a must. This is part of American History and needs our support!

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to get a feel for what it was like during WWII. This airfield is still in service for some aircraft and refueling. But this is where the Army Air Corp practiced with the Enola Gay to drop atomic bombs. I know some people will feel that this is not something that should be remembered or... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Highlight of the day for us. Beats the Salt Flats easily! Lots to see and explore and plenty of US history thrown in for fun. Also loves the plane from Con Air!

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

So much history. Shouldn't every local American child visit this museum? A little like a ghost town, not the easiest to find & when there you are alone but SO much to see. 20000 service men & women worked on that air base at its height. There is social & historical events that need showing to a wider audience. I... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

A great museum about WWII. Donation based. Was a little difficult to find as its an active airport. Worth the stop and learn some history.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The Historic Wendover Airfield is worth the 2 hour drive from Salt Lake City IF you discard preconceived notions of a museum. While the museum's memorabilia, including a replica of the "Little Boy" bomb dropped on Hiroshima, reminds me of many small town collections of local historical artifacts, the airfield's significance in US World War II history is monumental.The Enola... More 

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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This tiny airport is worth a quick stop as the WW2 history of the fliers planes etc is very interesting and I learned a lot ...Wish they more T shirts for sale but its only open when a plan is landing or taking off which isn't often .. Very cool I thought

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Burley, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This airfield was the primary training site for bombers leading up to the end of WWII. The crews that dropped the Fat Man and Little boy bombs on Japan trained here. The old operations building houses the museum. They have a reproduction of the Little Boy bomb, signed by the surviving members of the crew. You can climb to the... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a free museum and the resort shuttle will take you there and pick you up when you are done. If you like military history its worth a look

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