United States Air Force Academy


Located 45 minutes south of Denver, the Air Force Academy was sanctioned in 1954 to produce future military leaders. The Academy experience is free to the public, offering self guided tours, a visitor center, aircraft displays, a gift shop, and a snack bar.


  • Hours: Hours vary. See website for more details.
  • Miles to airport: 75
  • Miles to CCC: 58
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  • Group Activities Description: The Visitor Center, which includes a gift shop and restaurant, shows a 14-minute movie throughout the day highlighting the academy experience in the 250-seat theater. The exhibit area features displays on history and cadet life. Self-guided tour maps and information on the academy are available at the information desk. For more information regarding tours – please visit - Click on Superintendent, Public Affairs, and then Visitor Information. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve Day, and New Year's Day.
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