Located 14 miles north of downtown Colorado Springs, visitors will find the United States Air Force Academy, which is home to student Cadets from the World over.
The Air Force Academy Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the Academy, providing information on its history and cadet life to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Academy is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (hours subject to change) excluding public holidays.
A 14-minute movie highlighting the Academy experience is shown throughout the day in a 250-seater theatre.
The exhibit area features displays on history and cadet life with specially designed exhibits to explain the academy's four "pillars of excellence." These refer to the four areas of the cadet training program: character development and academic, athletic, and military training. It also includes video and static displays and a historical exhibit featuring information on Academy history and other significant features of the Academy's history.
Self-guided tour maps and information on the academy are available at the information desk.