United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

As you're driving toward this museum and military campus, the iconic accordion-shaped chapel will help you spot United States Air Force Academy. The campus, in a scenic area filled with Rocky Mountain fresh air, covers 7,500 hectares (18,500 acres) and is the place U.S. Air Force cadets start out. In addition to the museum and chapel, you can visit the athletic center, stadium, cadet field house, and more. All tours are self-guided. Plan to see United States Air Force Academy and other attractions that appeal to you using our Colorado Springs trip site .
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  • I'm glad we went. Originally, it was a maybe we will go see the campus. Upon leaving Colorado Springs, it was the top "tour" we did while there. The Chapel, obviously, is the main attraction as it sho...  more »
  • You can do a self driving tour with mandatory time spent in the Chapel and visitors center. It will be a visit families will talk about forever.  more »
  • The United States Air Force Academy shouls be a must for visitors to the area , the Cadet Chapenl is just beautiful, the visitors center is a nice place to get the history afout the Academy. Several f...  more »
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  • The views are Beautiful. Very informative. We did a tour and were able to meet a LTC from Texas. He gave our son, The Military Buff, a lot of good information about getting into the Academy. We were able to see cadets in different phases of their time here. From first year to Seniors. The Chapel was Gorgeous. I recommend everyone to experience this amazing place. Fly High!
  • The Women's Team at the Ethics Bowl where I served as a judge WON the entire competition. Really a super group of good thinkers with great ethical stress detection (moral sensitivity) and problem solving skills.
  • Was stationed at the USAF Academy. Visited the base last year. Still as beautiful as I remembered.
  • I am here to pay my respect to the outstanding men and women serving our great nation. The 20 min movie in the gift shop gave an excellent overview to the life of cadets, their choice and sacrifice, their being trained a warrior and leader the same time.
  • From everything I've heard, this is the most excellent and outstanding academy to the Air Force! :) Keep the great work up Air Force Personnel!! :)

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