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Combat Air Museum

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Address: 7016 SE Forbes Ave, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
Phone Number: 785-862-3303
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A collection of military aircraft, a re-created German P.O.W. barracks,...

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.

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Lots of aircraft to look at

This place is very cool if you love history, planes or wars or all of the above. Two hangers just full of old aircraft. Some of the planes you could actually sit in. There was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
wpcchick
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very cool if you love history, planes or wars or all of the above. Two hangers just full of old aircraft. Some of the planes you could actually sit in. There was a lot of history about the planes as well and there was a flight simulation you could try. The only bad part was that this... More 

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Carroll
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a great collection of aircraft most of which are inside. My favorite was the EC-121 that is unfortunately sitting outside but which is opened up so you can walk through it. They have a lot inside - some rare examples you probably can't find anywhere else.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last trip before school -- boys (12) (10) voted to go here and also the National Guard Museum which is about 1/8 of a mile away. The staff is great. Some could be more interactive with visitors, but then they do have jobs to do also. Both times the boys have flown the flight simulator, the instructors were attentive, and... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were with a group and had a tour guide. He had actually flown some of the planes that were on display. Very interesting to see the progression from bi-planes to jets. Some of the older planes looked very small and newer ones looked huge. My husband got to play on the simulator and had a ball. It was a... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My husband was ini the Air Force so it was a very nostalgic visit for him. They have many different aircraft to see including some that are being renovated so it was interested to learn about that process also. For only $6, it's well worth it. Our visit lasted 2 hours and we could have stayed longer. We spoke to... More 

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Thank arrice2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The Combat Air Museum has a great collection of vintage combat aircraft from WW1, WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. You can fly a wide variety of plans on an actual flight simulator at the museum. It is very educational and interesting to see.

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Thank Johnny K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Great collection of some one of a kind items. The staff was very nice and helpful. If you visit in the heat of the summer you need to go early. Worth the visit.

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Thank Starshine38
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

A wonderful and unique glimpse of Air Force history. The museum also sponsors several military related events every year, ranging from the traveling Viet Nam Wall to local exhibits of military equipment and personnel. Well worth the cost of admission.

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MORENO VALLEY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I've been to tons of Aviation/Military museums. This one was awful. Dark, dusty, really hot inside. I spent less than 1/2 hour here!

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Neligh, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Come here for a nice visit and enjoy looking at all the different planes. Well done displays that all ages would enjoy.

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