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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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Nice stop

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
tchelle1111
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Neligh, Nebraska
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MORENO VALLEY
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533 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank drdroad
Neligh, Nebraska
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank tchelle1111
Topeka, Kansas
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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De Queen, Arkansas
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

You can't help but notice that the museum takes pride in its collection of military artifacts. You will get an up close view of an impressive collection of planes. Lots of history and the staff is very kind and helpful.

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Thank Connie3030
Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Nice little museum, got a ride with the F14 Tomcat simulator. DId my (real) trip with the prop airplane but now full afterburner . Found a map of Belgium too in the museum!

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Thank E4127DYtomd
Texas
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

They have a lot of static display planes/jets/helicopters. There is a "Connie" that you can go inside and view. There is a lot of cased display to view. A 9 foot to scale aircraft carrier. Flight simulator. Their collection has a lot of Viet Nam era equipment. Hope you have plenty of time to enjoy this historical journey!

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Thank musicfae
Topeka, United States
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

If you are into military aircraft, and military history, this is a great place to visit. Displays on aircraft, some older armored vehicles, a walk through mock-up of a WWII POW camp in Germany,.... Also just a few blocks away from the Kansas National Guard Museum on the Forbes Field property.

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Thank Chuck H
Lawrence, Kansas
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628 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Located in two hangers at Forbes Field in Topeka the Combat Air Museum displays aircraft from all military actions from World War I through the Vietnam war and beyond. Take the time to learn about the planes and the men who flew them defending our country. It is well worth your time.

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Thank buffalojim67
Midwest
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The tour started of with the staff showing him how to "fly" a simulated airplane. He loved it, followed by a walk through all the hangers and seeing some pretty cool planes, both current and vintage.

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Thank MusicDirector
Plymouth, Indiana
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140 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is an outstanding museum with helpful and knowledgeable staff. It has a very nice collection of aircraft from every era of military aviation. This is an especially great place to visit for veterans and children.

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