Combat Air Museum
The Combat Air Museum has served as an educational institution and tourism destination for more than thirty years. It is one of a handful of major aviation museums in the United States located on an active air field. Visitors to the museum are regularly treated to flying activities of Air Force fighter aircraft and Army helicopter operations.
The Museum's “Young Aviators' classes offer students a unique opportunity to be immersed in the midst of a museum covering aviation history from the earliest days of flight to the present day.
Located at Forbes Field in Topeka, Kansas, the Combat Air Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to the creation of facilities and resources for the education of the local and regional communities through the collection, preservation, conservation and exhibition of aircraft, information, artifacts, technology and art associated with the military aviation history of the United States of America.
On exhibit at the museum:
37 aircraft ranging from the WWI period to the present day
Aircraft engines of many sizes and types
An extensive display of artifacts and dioramas and a gallery of military aviation art
great place to visit, plan on spending some time, longer you stay more you will learn. the guided tours are well worth it. the veterans have a lot to share. spend some time, listen, learn.
Many aircraft with extensive information and hands on exhibits as well as models and diagrams. Real museum quality with real aircraft for a low cost. Don't miss the second hangar.
my dad Chasles A Larimer 1911-2002 did run the museum in 1977 first starter he was at the museurn when EC-121 come in this for my dad crying he was ww2 8 AAF 896 MP CO my dad is happy that I toll you about him crying my dad did lot work museum crying miss my dad crying miss my dad that i sad he ran the gift and did most the work himself let you know how i miss him crying let you know how much work my dad did fot museum thank you cryitg let gene know too thank crying let you how much my dad for the museum crying this for gene my dad run the museum gift shop for 5 year for gene to know i love my dad to let you know about my dad to say I love him crying
This place was full of great planes! They even had a Tomcat!
This museum is not like one you have experienced before. This museum allows you to get right up to the actual aircraft and into some of them. If you are a fan of aircraft, this museum is a must. There is no AC however, so a summer tour might be a bit uncomfortable. The staff was more than helpful and kind. I would highly, highly recommend making a trip up to Topeka to take a look at this museum. It's really impressive what they have accomplished with a staff of volunteers.