Visit - Historic Wendover Airfield
Historic Wendover Airfield, Wendover Utah, Wendover Nevada,
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Historic Airfield Museum

Historic Wendover Airfield is the most original remaining and authentically preserved WWII Army Air Force base in the United States. The importance of this site to our national history is not surpassed by any other airfield in the country.  A smaller part of the museum is viewable in the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) building just south of the control tower.  They are open from 8 to 6 seven days a week.

 

Save where they walked.

Admission Costs:

Adult: $5.00

Military: $3.00

Youth (12-17): $3.00

Children (0-11): Free

Members: Free

Address

352 E. 'A' Street (Airport Way),
P.O. Box 104 Wendover, UT 84083

Phone

Call Today!
435-665-7724

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday 11 AM to 4 PMSaturday 10 AM to 5 PM • Closed Sunday & Monday

Guided Tours

Daily Tours

We offer daily tours on days that the museum is open, led by a member of our museum staff. Tours begin around 1:30pm. Please meet in the foyer of the Brinkman Service Club.

 

These tours typically last just over one hour and provide access to the restored WWII-era buildings along the flight line, including a squadron maintenance hangar, restored fire station, Norden Bombsight building, B-29 hangar, and the atomic bomb loading pit. Cost is $10 for adults / $5 for youth (ages 12-17). Call ahead to schedule your tour: 435-665-7724

All Access Tours

We are happy to announce the Historic Wendover Airfield “ALL ACCESS” tour dates for 2022. The dates are May 5th, June 25th, August 13th and October 15th.  Tickets are on sale now!  These tour groups will be limited in size, so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible.  Click here for more details.

Private Group Tours

***Limited Spots Available***

We offer opportunities for private groups to either get a custom-tailored group experience or rent out the airfield for private parties. Call the museum for details: 435-665-7724

Getting to the Airfield

Driving

From I-80 east, take Exit 1 and head south through 2 stop signs. Turn left at the second stop sign and the museum is on the right in 700 feet. From I-80 west, exit at Nevada 410 and turn left on Wendover Boulevard. Go to the Shell station, turn south and go to the stop sign. Turn left and the museum will be on the right in 700 feet.

Flying

The airport has two runways: 10,000’ and 8,000’ with a large parking ramp. The airport has both 100 LL and Jet A fuel. Historic Wendover Airfield members receive a discount on fuel. Food, gaming, and lodging are just minutes away. Call on UNICOM 122.8 and the office staff can arrange for a taxi or one of the FBO’s courtesy cars may be available.

Visit

Wendover Airfield is 120 miles west of Salt Lake City on I-80. Enjoy the ride over the famous Salt Flats and drive by the Historic Bonneville Raceway where hundreds of world speed records have been set. Visit our museum and displays in the operations building. Drive around the air base and look at the buildings and hangars that will be restored.

Know Before You Go

We are glad to hear you are coming to visit us. We realize that you may want to visit some other attractions while you are here and Wendover has a lot to offer… Below are some of the top accommodations, restaurants, and things to do while you are here in Wendover.

Places to Stay

There are a number of motels along the Utah side of Wendover Boulevard. Gaming, rooms, and food are available at all the West Wendover Nevada Casinos. RV Campgrounds: Wendover Nugget and KOA Campground in West Wendover, Nevada

Places to Eat

Local restaurants include the Salt Flats Cafe (cash only), just up the road from us, and the Copper Kettle on 600 E. Wendover Boulevard. Other dining options such as fast food, buffets, and more can be found in West Wendover.

Places to Fuel

Millers Travel Center – Shell Station: 80 E Wendover Boulevard Sinclair gas and snacks: 230 E Wendover Boulevard Carrillo Bros Gas and Service: 601 E Wendover Boulevard

Things to do near Historic Wendover Airfield

Bonneville Salt Flats
Bonneville Salt Flats

Perhaps best known as the location for numerous land speed records, the Bonneville Salt Flats are a must see. The best way to enjoy the salt flats is to take Exit 4, head north past the Sinclair gas station, and continue to follow the road as it turns east. Visit the Bureau of Land Management website to learn more about access and use: https://www.blm.gov/visit/bonneville-salt-flats

View from Top of Wendover Trail
Top of Wendover Hiking Trail

This is a short hike of moderate difficulty. Summit this mountain on the edge of town for a scenic view of the surrounding area. A circle of informational signs has been erected at the top to inform visitors of what they are seeing, from buildings at the airfield to the curvature of the earth seen towards the Bonneville Salt Flats

Danger Cave State Park

Danger Cave and Jukebox Cave have produced numerous artifacts dating from the end of the last Ice Age (12,000 years ago) into historic times providing much information about ancient cultures. Formed by the waves of Lake Bonneville, the cave offered a natural site for the habitation of many Native peoples over thousands of years. Learn more about history and tours:

Questions about your visit?

If you have any questions about museum hours of operation, tour availability, etc., please feel free to call us at 435-665-7724 prior to your visit.

Calendar of Events

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Be sure to stop by our gift shop to take a piece of history home with you as a memento.