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“Interesting insight into transport aircraft”

Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center
Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Fairfield
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Owner description: The Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Foundation, with its Education Museum Foundation, is registered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It brings together historical, educational and technological resources to create programs which preserve our aviation heritage in building an air and space museum for all ages that embraces California aviation, Travis Air Force Base, the U. S. Air Force and the history of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
Farnborough, UK
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interesting insight into transport aircraft”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

There are some nicely restored aircraft in this museum, highlight for me were the F86 Sabre, the F100, the voodoo, and who can fail to be impressed by the mighty B52?

Some of the planes are located in difficult to photograph layout (or they were when i was there).

Being in the middle of an active airbase, we expected longer delays in getting in, than the 30 minutes we experienced. Make sure to bring all your ID's and car registration documents.

The gift shop has plenty to spend $$$ on at reasonable prices.

Visited January 2012
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Napa
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Work”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

The museum has a lot of history. It's hard to get onto the Base but well worth it.

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El Paso, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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“A great regional air museum.”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

Very well organized and a lot of great displays about the history of Travis Air Force Base with lots of static displays inside and out. If you are on base it is certainly worth a visit and it is free. If you have a Korean or Vietnam veteran in the family bring them as they have great displays from that period

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Napa, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Undiscovered Air Museum”
Reviewed October 14, 2011

This museum has a large amount of old restored airplanes outside. It also has a number of old airplanes and static displays inside. Not many visitors, but definately worth the trip.

Visited June 2011
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Walnut Creek, California
Level 5 Contributor
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“If you are interested in airplanes, history or the military this is not to be missed!”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

This museum had more than I expected. There were about 30 airplanes to view outside, both large and small, including quite a few dating back to the 1950s. You could walk around them and take a close look, and small informational boards gave information about dimensions, the type of plane it was and when it was first flown and so on. Inside, there was a lot of historical information and various displays from different time periods. The section on the Tuskegee Airmen was interesting. I hadn't heard about 101 of them being arrested for refusing to sign agreement to discrimination. There was also a room full of engines, a display of space exploration, including a model capsule you could sit in, and much more. We saw military uniforms, medals, flight simulators, and many other items. It seems to me a place you could visit several times and see new things each time. The gift shop was pretty good too. One thing to note is that there is a security procedure for people who do not have base access. You have to check in at the visitors center, show your licence and registration, fill out a form for a background check (each adult must do this), and then be escorted to the museum. As long as you are prepared for this, it's not too onerous, and the museum is free.

Visited August 2011
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