Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs

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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.
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  • Came here expecting to see some interesting airplanes, left feeling completely inspired by the men and women who served. Hearing their stories first hand from the volunteers was very meaningful, and....  more »
  • Very well maintained with friendly, knowledgeable staff. I've long been a history buff with many hours of study on the B-17 during WWII - I finally had the opportunity to crawl through one! Dream...  more »
  • The Palm Springs Air Museum is an exceptional collection of aircraft and aviation history. Plan to spend three hours to really experience all the displays and walk through the hangers. This is a growing facility with new contributions and it is getting better all the time. Be sure and visit the resource library upstairs with its vast collection and flight simulators. There are hands on display areas for kids to learn and interact with aircraft. The docents are all knowledgeable and eager to provide information to bring the history to life. Bring your friends and family for a worthwhile enjoyable experience.
  • This is a wonderful place. It has an amazing collection of WWII planes which were my reason for visiting. I was allowed to sit in a Spitfire, which was one of the planes my father flew. It was an incredible experience to clamber in, sit in the cockpit, hold the controls and imagine being up in the skies in a dogfight with the enemy. The museum staff were incredibly knowledgeable and very charming to us Brits.

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