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Combat Air Museum

7016 SE Forbes Ave., Forbes Field

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 


randy norris

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Me my and my two sons and grandson drove 4 hours to see a race that got rained out so we needed something to do. Saw that the air combat museum was a couple blocks away. Glad we went. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Most of the aircraft are in original condition and you can tell that they were used well. Restored is ok but I like a machine that shows it's character and has personality . I think we'll make it part of our annual trip to the races.

Michael Swanson

Monday, May 28, 2018
Two hangars of airplanes! Lots of history! Friendly people to guide you through and answer questions! A must see for airplane enthusiasts traveling through Topeka Kansas.

Kevin K

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Really cool museum, fascinating aircraft and other military artifacts. Low price but is definitely worth it.

Jennifer Elmer

Saturday, April 7, 2018
A huge thanks to Chuck Watson for the wonderful tour. I was amazed at how many airplanes were on display. The museum was very interesting!

Elmer Larimer

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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 and I a lot work too LOVE YOU GENE H AND DICK T and LOVE THE MUSEUM

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