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Palm Springs, California: Palm Springs Air Museum: Darkstar

Opened in 1996. Has one of the world's largest collections of flyable WWII planes, including a B-17 Flying Fortress you can walk through. Several jets in the parking lot. In 2024 it acquired "Darkstar," the (fake) concept jet featured in Top Gun: Maverick.

745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA
West side of the city, next to the airport. I-10 exit 123, then drive south a little over three miles on N. Gene Autry Trail. You'll see the museum on the right.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15.
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Stealth bomber.

Palm Springs Air Museum

The Palm Springs Air Museum is amazing. There are five hangars, each dedicated to an era such as Korea, Vietnam, WWII Pacific and Europe. They have a stealth bomber, one of only four on display in the US. There are dozens of very knowledgeable docents to answer any question.

On Saturdays they have an "open cockpit," where you can get your picture taken for a small donation. They also have talks, so check the website for when and what.

[Tania, 01/22/2024]

Jet on display.

Palm Springs Air Museum

A jet fighter is one of the planes on display outside the Palm Springs Air Museum.

[Matt, 06/06/2015]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Gene Autry StatueGene Autry Statue, Palm Springs, CA - 1 mi.
RoboLights Sculpture GardenRoboLights Sculpture Garden, Palm Springs, CA - 2 mi.
Statue of Lucille BallStatue of Lucille Ball, Palm Springs, CA - 3 mi.
In the region:
The Integratron, Landers, CA - 32 mi.

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