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“Well worth the visit”

United States Air Force Academy
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Owner description: Visitors can tour this modern sprawling campus that includes the Academy, Falcon Stadium, a chapel and Arnold Hall, a museum honoring Air Force personnel.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

While this may be a deviation from mountain and outdoor related activities, it is certainly worth the effort to take a look. Be sure to use the north entrance, or you will have to go around. There is an excellent visitor center with plenty of exhibits and very interesting information on the cadet's life at the AFA. Then, you take a nice short trail to the chapel area. The chapel is amazing inside and out. The Protestant chapel is the large chamber, while the Catholic chapel is one floor beneath it. You also get a good view of the parade ground and can often as we did see cadets marching and training. This is very interesting to watch. A cadet was on hand to show us a live falcon as some of them train with these birds. Also, on the way in or out, be sure to look at the B-52 memorial. You can't miss it. There is no admission charge for visiting. I am certainly glad we did not miss seeing this.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

we visited the air force academy for the catholic service at the church. The church was beautiful. We saw some drills being done and everything was breathtaking from the mountain view to the complex itself.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The area is beautiful, but beware of the wildlife they rule the roads. The natatorium is a cool facility but don't miss the chapel

Thank akheila
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

It's fun to drive the spacious & picturesque grounds of the US Air Force Academy. If you're lucky, you may catch sight of cadets marching on parade. Call the Academy in advance for times. The Academy Chapel is also a really nice place to take in a scheduled concert or relax in the quiet space filled with the colors of the stained glass. Enjoy!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We went to the visitor's center and took the short walk to the chapel. It was interesting and worth seeing. We had children in our party from ages 7 to 14. The older children enjoyed the video at the visitor's center.

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