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
Not real happy about having to pay full price simply because I'm retired military not active. Left me feeling a little bit rejected and despondent about my service. Lots of military items that I have personally had experience with and could have provided a wealth of information. Honor???? It feels more like you respect me as much as someone who has never served a day. But I guess you get so many retired military that you want that 2$. Its a small amount, its more about how dissrepected and dismissed I was treated.
Really interesting place, $6 entrance, worth it. You get to climb into some planes and see engines. I liked it.
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.
Excellent displays and aircraft. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, would highly recommend!
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.