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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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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 Interesting Aircraft

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Todd B
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Carroll
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Carroll
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Todd B
Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank RD M
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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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

we have lived in Topeka for years but finally went to this this spring. There is more than one building and a lot of interesting stuff. We did a self guided tour

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