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US Air Force Academy
US Air Force Academy

US Air Force Academy

9.551 reviews
Sights and Museums, School, Historic Site, Landmark
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U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado 80840
719 333 2025
https://www.usafa.af.mil/
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The United States Air Force Academy is one of the most prominent military schools in the world. Training officer candidates, it is located in Colorado Springs and attracts over a million visitors to ... Read more
its grounds a year.

While, not surprisingly, there are restricted areas, visitors are welcome to a number of places at the academy, including the Visitor Center, Falcon Stadium, Arnold Hall, the Cadet Field House, the Honor Court, Falcon Athletic Center, and the Association of Graduates building. There is even the opportunity to sponsor events at the academy as long as security forces are prepared in advance.

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Burns, Kansas

15 minutes away where our nation's finest reside! Beautiful setting, trails and the chapel is a must see. We're proud to have hosted many cadets in our home, including athletes. An AFA game is always worth it!

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College Football on Saturdays and tours available for Chapel, etc. ID required and car will be checked at the gate. Check ahead of time as the base may not be open at all times.

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A lot of our guests like to tour the Air Force Academy as it is only six miles from our home. They offer church services on Sunday.

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Local from Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Although part of an Air Force installation, this Academy and its surrounding beauty are free and open to the public. The stunning Front Range provides a beautiful backdrop for photos along the many hiking and biking trails. Learn about the Academy and take home a souvenir at the Visitor Center, then drive over to the gorgeous Cadet Chapel, one of the most distinguishing features of the Cadet Area.

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Local from Colorado Springs, Colorado

What a wonderful facility for our young Cadets!
The United States Air Force Academy, is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force. Its campus is located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The Academy's stated mission is "to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become leaders of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation."

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Burns, Kansas

This is an awesome place for a tour! Be sure to check the website before heading there to make certain you can get on base.

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Lot's of great stuff to see, beautiful setting, Sports activities are always great especially Football

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Local from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Spend some time at the beautiful Air Force Academy - you can catch a game, or tour the Chapel - watch out when driving as wildlife abounds!

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San Jose, California, USA

The visitor center has plenty of information about the history of the Academy. If you like to hike there are several trails from really easy to very challenging ones.

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Canon City, Colorado, USA

Beautiful setting! Chapel is inspiring.
Great day trip combined with other Colorado Springs attractions.

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Great to visit but not a must do unless you are into military stuff but still a good trip.

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London, UK

Not as impressive as Wes Point or Annapolis but the chapel is worth visiting!

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Best place in America for our Air Force Academy. Beautiful scenery, impressive grounds. Nothing like watching the fly overs and all the cadets throwing their hats in the air when they graduate every year. We watch the flyovers from the parking lot of the movie theatre across the highway from the Academy. Get goosebumps every time I see it! Also the best place to see a football game!

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Local from Colorado Springs

used to live there.nice visitors center and some trails to the chapel.have octoberfest in october

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Local from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Very cool!

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Burns, Kansas

Ice Skating and Hiking

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Nichols Hills, Oklahoma

Excellent place to visit.

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Burns, Kansas

A must see!

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Local from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Where Falcons Soar.

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United States

So many things to see and photograph!

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