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“correct name: Commemorative Air Force Museum is detailed!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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American Airpower Heritage Museum
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Owner description: The American Airpower Heritage Museum is closed.
Arizona
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“correct name: Commemorative Air Force Museum is detailed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

Plan on 2-3 hours to thoroughly cover this museum of flight history from its beginning through the present. Many great exhibits and memorabilia. Children's instruction area on aviation is excellent & hands-on. Plenty of benches. Plenty of parking. There are free days, so watch the web site!

Visited November 2011
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College Station, Texas
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“Don't miss this awesome but little known museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2007

If you have an interest in aviation or World War 2 history, don't miss this great museum in Midland Texas.

I found this museum on the internet by accident, at [--] , but frankly the web site doesn't do it credit. This is a wonderful place to bring the kids and spend a couple of hours.

Easy to find, half way between Midland and Odessa at the Midland International Airport, this museum is the home of the Confederate Airforce as well. They have a great museum. My kids loved the C-47 cockpit they could sit in and play with all the buttons. The nose-art museum is a wonderful taste of history with the actual nose art recovered from bombers headed for the scrap yard.

I wish I had more time to spend at the art gallery and library. The library was filled with contributions of veterans .... hand written notes from schools they attended ....reports of enemy weapons and aircraft "reverse engineered". I could have spent days there.

Finally, walk to the hangar and walk among real aircraft from WWII. Crawl under the B-29 bomb bays and look inside the engine from a V1 pulse jet. Most of these airplanes are still flying ...and depending upon the schedule of the CAF you never know what might be on display.

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