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“Small and modest--and very humbling”

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
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Owner description: Site where African-American pilots trained to become the renowned Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is not a place with a lot of bells and whistles. It is tasteful and well presented but relatively small. The point is to appreciate the "Airmen" and the environment in which they developed into greatness. The place is very informative, describing the full, nationwide scope of the training and fielding of the units. They were expanding into a second hangar while I was visiting.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Museum itself was fine. However, the movie was broken, there was no soap in all 3 dispensers in ladies' room, and the signage from I-85 exit 32 was non existent on how to find the place.
Then when we finally got there, there was a note on the door that the office had moved down the hill. Surely, the National Park Service can do better.
This museum had everything you wanted to know about these brave airmen, the planes they flew, the flight instruction, the mechanics,etc. all located in hangar1 at the airport. There are telephones in which you can here first hand reports from the people who served.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stumbled on this treasure on our most recent road trip. Our children ( ages 9-12) got a lot out of this museum. The recorded first hand accounts were interesting, and was the war room set up. This is definitely worth a visit. The park rangers were helpful.

1  Thank Amy N
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

This place is still under development. The original museum is closed but the signs still point to it. You have to drive into the lot, walk to the door to find the sign to direct you to the lower area, by the airport.
The museum only presents the training and support staff story. In November, a new building will open that will tell more of the story about the pilots. We found the place worth our time but we felt we really wanted more information. We will have to return.

1  Thank Jay A
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was something we had always wanted to do, so a recent visit to our granddaughter gave us the opportunity to go. The museum was inspiring and educational. We were fortunate to be invited to has an exclusive visit to hangar 2 which an addition to the museum to be opened in the near future. There are exhibits featuring interviews with dozens of former airmen telling their experiences before, during and after the war. We had a limited time there, but I could have spent all day. The former officers club is also set to open in the near future. Out 28 year old grand daughter and her boyfriend were equally inspired. Young people who are so removed from the 40;s and 50's need to see this.

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