Home to a superb collection of private and military aircraft, the Commemorative Air Force Museum is a must see for all those interested in aviation. From bombers to fighters and from cargo aircraft to trainers, there are numerous types of aircraft to see here.
Many of the aircraft in the fleet of the Commemorative Air Force Museum are very rare and you do not get to see many of them elsewhere. These include an original Japanese Mitsubishi A6M3 "Zero" carrier-based fighter and the Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter.
Things to Do
- The museum features a restoration hangar where the entire family can see a how the experts rebuild and repaint vintage and WW2 aircraft.
- You can ride in a vintage B-17 and get a guided tour to learn more about this exhibit.
- Do not miss the section on Tuskegee airmen associated with Arizona.
- Some of the aircraft is parked outdoors and may not be there on all days, as some of them are still in use.
Commemorative Air Force Museum Insider Tips
- The museum offers a variety of warplane rides, which are suitable for all family members
- The hanger where you can see the planes and helicopters is air-conditioned, so visiting is pleasant even on a hot summer day.
- Do not miss the shop of the museum, where you can buy miniature planes and other aircraft-related memorabilia