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Combat Air Museum

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7016 SE Forbes Ave, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
+1 785-862-3303
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Impressive!

Lots and lots of airplanes to look at. You can get up close and take a good look. I enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lorrie B
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Topeka, Kansas
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Fun

Well-priced. Good amount of planes and artifacts, especially for the money. We spent about 1.5... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AngelaNewYork
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New York
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A collection of military aircraft, a re-created German P.O.W. barracks, aircraft engines and aviation memorabilia spanning World War I to the space shuttle program are on display at this museum tailor-made for flight enthusiasts.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good48%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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7016 SE Forbes Ave, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots and lots of airplanes to look at. You can get up close and take a good look. I enjoyed the visit with my grandsons. They were excited to see all the planes. The people who work there are very knowledgeable and have answers to...More

Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well-priced. Good amount of planes and artifacts, especially for the money. We spent about 1.5 hours inside but we definitely did not read about everything. My 2 year old enjoyed seeing the big planes. Worth seeing once.

Thank AngelaNewYork
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Stopped by to check it out. Very good collection of Aircraft. WW1 to now items. Ask for Ralph, a true Vet that knows his stuff. Plan on a couple of hours to enjoy it all.

Thank Solprovider
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Two old USAF hangars full of old aviation related artifacts. Any aviation buff will enjoy it. Mostly war-birds, of all ages from Sopwith Camel to F-14. The old Constellation recon plane outside on the tarmac, is open to visitors and you can wander into it...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

This museum is amazing for anyone who loves aviation and/or military history. The staff are very knowledgeable and they have every aircraft you could imagine to view. I love WWII history and they have one of the planes Easy Company jumped out of on D-Day...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Stopped here on my way to Denver. They have two hangers, one of restored aircraft, and another with many in different states of restoration. There are aircraft from WW1 up through the 80's. I wasn't expecting to see a F-14 especially up close and personal....More

Thank NativeHoosier67
Reviewed March 25, 2017

If you go to the Combat Air Museum during the colder months, dress for cold weather. The hangers are not heated. I typically under dress for cold weather, so that way my issue (not the museums) but I wanted to point this out. When we...More

Thank Courtney V
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

In a couple of non-descript hangars on the south side of the airport sits this really cool collection of all sorts of US military aircraft and paraphernalia. The kids jaws dropped when we opened the door and here were all these aircraft they'd only seen...More

Thank dengmann
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Who would have thought such a great air museum would exist on the outskirts of small town Topeka, Kansas? But that is exactly what the Combat Air Museum is. The sheer number of planes, engines, and models on display here is impressive. Every plane has...More

Thank bmmartino
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Really nice museum with a lot of aircraft to view. Some are open to the public even. The folks working there are really nice and cheerfully answer questions. Lots of history here so take advantage of it.

Thank GeorgeO2
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898barba
Hi, I am an event planner for retired members of Modern Woodmen Financial Services. Can I set a time in February for a guided tour of the Combat Air Museum.
January 4, 2017|
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Response from wpcchick | Reviewed this property |
Most of this tour is unguided. At least when my family went last summer. Only one building had AC, so I would assume these buildings might be fairly cold during February.
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