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Home to one of the largest displays of World War II aviation history, Palm Springs Air Museum honors the many contributions that U.S. pilots and citizens made towards winning the war. The collection includes a B-17 Flying Fortress, a F-16 Falcon, a F4F Wildcat, and a variety of other antique warbirds. No ropes or barriers separate visitors from exhibits. In addition to the three main air-conditioned hangars displaying 29 aircraft, relevant artwork, and other artifacts, there is a simulation center, a theater, a research library, and an airstrip, where flight demonstrations take place occasionally. With knowledgeable staff and a variety of hands-on activities, this museum will offer you a glimpse into this significant event in world history. Make Palm Springs Air Museum a part of your Palm Springs vacation plans using our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker .
Palm Springs Air Museum Reviews
We had a free day in Palm Springs and decided to go to the Air Museum. What a great experience. Great exhibits. There is a B-17 Flying Fortress that you can climb into and look around. There are sever... more »
This is a great museum. Exhibits are outstanding and the staff are all passionate and informative. Bonus was being able to watch several aircraft fly in an impromptu air show. more »
Way better than expected. You get great access to planes as you are so close you could touch them. But the real stars of the museum are (1) the small exhibits and (2) the docents. There are many small displays such as cut away models of ships that are so incredibly detailed as one could spent 15min just looking at one. Plus every docent we interacted with was knowledgeable, friendly, and discussed their subjects with the enthusiasm of a kid. A very enjoyable visit.
This is a wonderful air museum. The docents are excellent and extremely knowledgeable. We were there when they were offering rides in the Ford Trimotor and the Mustang fighter for a price. A broad variety of exhibits. The lecture series is excellent. Appreciate the cafe, as well, since you will find yourself here much longer than you may have anticipated.
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