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Combat Air Museum

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Address: 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619-1444
Phone Number: 785-862-3303
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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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Topeka stop

Very nice museum. Very good variety of planes from early aviation to present. You can get up and personal with them. Nice gift shop with decent prices. Worth the stop. Took us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Keith H
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum. Very good variety of planes from early aviation to present. You can get up and personal with them. Nice gift shop with decent prices. Worth the stop. Took us about an hour an half.

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Thank Keith H
Topeka, Kansas
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Air museums are based upon airplanes. Usually older air planes. This museum has benefited from the hanger space and the fact some owners will store their aircraft here. It has a good variety of older aircraft. The museum benefits from the proximity to the Kansas National Guard museum just down the road. Together they warrant short destination travel, certainly Kansas... More 

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Thank jstrahan03
Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I have always loved planes. This is a good place to see them in Topeka. I have been to a number of different air museums. When I lived in Topeka this was one of my favorite places to go and explore on bad weather days. We have been a few times for their pancake feed. I love the Blue Angels... More 

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Thank Sarah L
Topeka, Kansas
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

An awe-inspiring display of vehicles our military men and women used for air travel in defense of our country. Some of these machines can't be seen anywhere else!

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Thank AuntB46
Urbana, Iowa
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84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We visited this Air Museum an had a docent walk around with us. It was well worth the trip. The veteran told us so much more than we would have discovered on our own. And you could see his pride in the museum. I even crawled into a cockpit as he described the steps a pilot would need to go... More 

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Thank Kathy L
Stirling, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Husband and son enjoyed their visit escorted by a very knowledgeable volunteer. They said that seeing the planes - and a helicopter - being worked on was fascinating. I enjoyed meeting the lady in the gift shop, whose name, sadly, I don't remember but who very kindly heated me up some coffee while i waited. Also met some other volunteers... More 

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Thank Linda G
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I have been residing in Topeka since 1996 and I have never been curious enough about the Combat Air Museum to seriously consider visiting the place! I am not a war buff, and my knowledge on U.S. Military History is very minimal! Recent out-of-town guests from Michigan, Colorado, and Florida have all inquired about this museum, hence, I was compelled... More 

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Thank Jeffrey F
Stockton, California
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A huge hanger full of rebuilt and repaired period aircraft. a lot of it is arranged so that you can climb up t o look into the cockpit. much of the history is written out for you. Quite a fascinating place.

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Thank netmac2015
Overbrook, Kansas
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nothing spectacular. the lighting wasnt so good and it seemed crowded. Not a bad museum for a Mom and Pop's.

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Thank LWiezorek
KC
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66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited this the same day we went to the Kansas Nat'l Guard Museum. Interesting artifacts and the chance to look at and into some vintage aircraft in-process of being restored.

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