Palm Springs Air Museum

See How They Flew in WWII

Palm Springs Air Museum is located on the northeast section of the Palm Springs Airport grounds, at 745 North Gene Autry Trail.

What to See at the Palm Springs Air Museum

airplanes picture

You'll see many restored World War II airplanes that saw service in the Pacific and European theaters--many of which still fly. There is also an impressive collection of other memorabilia from the era. There is a store and cafe inside as well.

The Air Museum is populated by volunteers, mostly from the era themselves. They are eager to show you the airplanes, ship models, navigation charts and other touchstones to the war years.

Plan to spend an afternoon at least here. It's a great place to take the kids; some planes have open cockpits you can climb up to and peer at the instruments and consider how cramped it all is.

The museum hosts events that include presentations on the restorations and flight exhibitions. See the site linked below for more information and current prices.

The tickets aren't cheap, but the experience is priceless. Well worth the entrance fees.

Palm Springs Air Museum
Opem seven days a week
$12 Admission in 2010
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, California 92262
760-778-6262

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Miniatures in front of the Real Airplane