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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  • We saw the Air Force Academy Chapel before it closed! They have a lovely souvenir book. We all donated $5+ for the beautiful visit. Don't forget to visit the visitor center for souvenirs!  more »
  • This military academy is beautiful to walk around the campus and visit its gorgeous chapel. We have traveled to Colorado Springs many, many times but never took time to visit the academy. This day, th...  more »
  • I have been here multiple times as I have family in Colorado Springs. It is a fantastic spot to visit- and the views are incredible as well.  more »
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  • I was fortunate. When my parents retired, and moved to Colorado. Our home was just a few miles from this prestigious military academy. Several young men who my parents knew from childhood attended and matriculated from the academy. Some spent holiday with my parents, others would walk down on weekends and be given rides back Sunday night. The academy hosted concerts and big name rock groups. I was able to return many times to explore and visit the churches and see events at the Olympic size pool. I attended several military weddings at the Catholic church. Always drawn to the huge, magnificent pipe organ. Its sound quality was unforgettable. I experienced my first receiving line, and debutant ball at the academy. I was around when the academy made its transition from all male to enrollment of female cadets. I made sure my Arvada Colorado summer camp students age 5-12 went to local falconry events. It was fantastic to see their faces light up when they could ask and answer questions about birds. One camp group had a tour at the academy. Each of the graduation ceremonies I attended from 1971-1978 and 1980-1982 was so very unique. After leaving Colorado, I also missed the trend in Colorado during the holidays to feature school choirs from junior high through university level. One of the choirs from the air force academy signing,, "Little Drummer Boy" and "Do You Hear What I Hear" will be a forever memory. Thank you to all the graduates who dedicate time and risk life for the USA.
  • Incredible facility for tomorrows Air Force elite. What a privilege for those who attend with its world class facilities. This is the standard that make the US Armed Forces are the best in the world.
  • Wonderful history of the facility, the life of cadets at the Academy, the sporting grounds and Academy buildings. The Cadet Chapel is a must see, from the spires and stained glass windows to the 4,334 pipe organ on the 2nd floor.
  • There is nothing to do here. You walk through a church. Watch a video on training. Then you either stand in the sun and die or you tour the grounds in your car.
  • Spent 3 years, 11 months, and 5 days here. Not too bad. The Salisbury steak was just OK though. 4 stars.

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