“The history of the dog fight”
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 our museum are regularly treated to flying activities of Air Force fighter aircraft and Army helicopter operations. With the second longest runway in the State of Kansas, large refueling tanker aircraft of the Air National Guard and army troop transports often fill the skies around the Museum. The Museum's youth 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.
A nice museum, the main hanger is well laid-out with lots of information on the aircraft. The second hanger was a little more cluttered but contains lots if interesting aircraft and artifacts.
The ability to walk through their Lockheed Warning Star was the highlight of the visit. If visiting this museum the Kanas National Guard Museum at the entrance to the airport is also worth a vist.
A great choice for a stop in Topeka! My son is 14 and an avid aviation buff! He loved this place. The volunteers took their time to explain and answer questions. We were even greeted by a wonderful man in the parking lot while we were eating our lunch on the sidewalk. He suggested we eat at the picnic tables and pointed us to them. He also stayed to talk while we cleaned up and then showed us where to go to let the kids work the simulator, which I had no idea was there and probably wouldn’t have if he didn’t stop to talk. It’s a non-profit museum and because it was so inexpensive to get in, we felt like we needed to donate a few dollars. It was worth it! Great idea on this app!
A great little hidden gem in Topeka Kansas. Well worth your time.
This was an awesome experience, even though my kids are 3 and 5 years old, they loved it too. Make sure you come early, as they close around 4pm. We got there at like 3:30pm. But were able to still get a of pictures, and got to see everything briefly. My favorite parts where the F14 Tomcat, and the currently being restored intelligence plane with a giant radar dish on the bottom! Would totally go again, when the kids are older, and can appreciate it even more.
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Combat Air Museum
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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