Palm Springs Air Museum

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Palm Springs Air Museum
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745 N. Gene Autry Trail

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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The Palm Springs Air Museum boasts an extensive collection of aircraft from World War II, including planes that range from the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress to the Grumman F7F Tigercat to the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. The planes are positioned throughout the museum, not unlike the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Several previous visitors said this attraction was "one of the best museums in Palm Springs" and served as a "great place to beat the heat," adding that its kids area, where children can sit in airplane cockpits, is a must if you're visiting with little ones. What's more, many appreciated the property's informative and friendly volunteers.

Museum admissions cost $16.50 for adults; $14.50 for seniors, retired military members and children ages 13 to 17; and $9.50 for kids between 6 and 12. Family passes for one or two adults and up to three children ages 6 through 12 are also offered for $36. All active members of the military and kids younger than 5 get in for free. Tickets can be reserved in advance on the museum's website.

The Palm Springs Air Museum sits next to Palm Springs International Airport, approximately 4 miles east of the city center. A free parking lot, a gift shop, restrooms and a cafe are available on-site. The property is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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