Since its opening in 2012, one of the more visited museum spots in the Colorado Springs area is certainly the National Museum of WWII Aviation. The museum offers a unique insight into the rise of America as a world power through technological advancements during the early use of military aviation. It also offers tribute to the brave American soldiers who fought and won the war in the air. The center houses restored US force war machines from air and land alike.

Tours of the grounds and facilities are available all year round and reservations are encouraged up to a year in advance due to the popularity of the center. Not only will you be able to see some 28 fully restored flying aircraft, but several restoration projects are usually happening at any given time. Exhibits include more than 3,000 historical documents and artifacts from that time period.

The National Museum of World War II Aviation is a federally registered 501c3 non-profit, so they graciously accept donations and offer a gift shop for purchases. They encourage volunteers to get involved in helping the center to continue its mission of preserving our history through education. This short half-day trip is well worth the effort for both the history buff, the machinery enthralled, and the American patriot.