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“Worth Seeing”

Palm Springs Air Museum
Ranked #2 of 120 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Rated by CNN as one of the top 14 Air Museums in the World. This facility Gives visitors an up-close look at the legendary fighters and bombers of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is a gem. We planned to spend an hour going through the museum - ended up more than three hours which could have been extended but for closing time. There are "hands-on" displays and so many planes from various eras; plenty of docents (most of whom are pilots) ready to add interesting anecdotes. We were very fortunate to speak with a pilot who flew over Japan in WWII who had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. There is a traveling exhibit of Frances Gary Powers' experience as a U2 pilot who spent time in prison in USSR; one item was surprising - a beautiful carpet he made. In addition to the exhibits, there are numerous lectures if you have the time. We certainly recommend this museum - it's great for all ages. There is a gift shop and a restaurant. We looked at the prices in the restaurant and they were very reasonable but we didn't eat there although we plan to do so later.

Thank chobham241
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Not very nice... Kinda sad.. Lots of old folks .. Were are all the vets from Nam an Desert Storm.. Very Sad...

Thank Prep M
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

There was a sand storm blowing along the Number 10 Hwy. so we pulled off the Hwy. and stumbled on this place and it was worth it. Lots of old planes from all eras and right on the existing Airport so you can also watch the tourists arriving!!! Fun way to spend a couple of hours and the kids should like it too.

Thank rusty49
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Very good displays and being able to get so close to the aircraft themselves was fantastic. Really nice to even get into the cockpits of several aircraft and the tour inside of the B17 is not to be missed! A great way to spend a few hours.

Thank Harry W
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

My husband was much more interested than I was, but even he felt that compared to other air museums we have been to, this one was OK.

Thank PeabodyNY
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