The Air Force Academy

The Air Force Academy is a premier military academy for officers in the US Air Force.  The campus is located just north of Colorado Springs and is open for visitors.

There are two types of “tours” of the Academy.  One is for prospective applicants and the other for sightseers.

Thinking of Attending?

Prospective applicants can get a guided tour of the academy with an admissions briefing and a two-hour walking tour. Escorted tours are conducted Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays during the academic year - September through May. Reservations are required for this tour and you can register online here

Or just sightseeing?

For sightseers, there is a self-guided tour of the Academy.  Visitors must enter the North Gate (Exit 156B on I-25.)  All adult visitors will be required to show their driver’s license to the guard and have their vehicle inspected.

The Academy Visitor’s center boasts thirty-one thousand square feet of exhibits, theater, snack bar and gift shop.   It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Maps and information are available at the front desk. 

The Visitor Center phone number is 719-333-2025.

The theater hosts a 20-minute movie that is shown throughout the day.   Shown every 30 minutes - no charge.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Have a great story about the Garden of the Gods? Or photos from your vacation?

Do you have a great story about the Garden. Maybe your first time here? Did you try to push over the Balanced Rock? Did your kids see a bear? What about selfies with a dinosaur? Or some nice photos?

Share your stories and photos with our readers!

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]


Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

Click here to read our privacy policy

© 2012 - 2019  Dan & Jax Bubis