National Museum of WWII Aviation
Created in 2012, this state of the art research and information facility, the National Museum of WWII Aviation, provides visitors with a unique educational experience that promotes a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in WWII. It also discusses in depth the role in shaping the world in which we live that aviation had in its time. The National Museum of WWII Aviation also works to preserve the best traditions of the past and inspire the new leaders of the future. This museum is the only one in the world that focuses exclusively on WWII aviation, making it a very interesting and unique stop in Colorado Springs. History and war buffs in your group will love this stop, as well as any generally curious soul.
Inside you will see exhibits, interactive displays, and docent-led tours that discuss such topics as: how a nation came together, the bravery of pilots and how that changed history, the civilian and military winning partnership, boom in industrial production, introduction of women into force, and even the very designers and builders of the aircraft themselves. You can head over to the 65,000 square foot state of the art Westpac restoration facility to see the aircraft up close and personal, or head to the main 40,000 square foot museum gallery featuring everything from Pearl Harbor to democracy, as well as the technical advancement during the war and the lasting social and economic changes that were essential to Allied success! Before you go, get your very own model aircraft or information book at the WWII Aviation gift shop!