Historic Wendover Airfield Wendover, UT.
This is the perfect outing to experience a true WWII air base and in so doing be transported back some 70 years to another time. Let us explain.
At the height of World War II this remote airbase was buzzing with activity. There were more than 19,000 civilian and military personal training and being trained here to fly B-17s and B-24s, plus the totally secret activities of the 509th Composite Group which was itself training to drop the A-bomb. Before it was over, Wendover Airfield produced over 1,000 aircrews and had over 600 buildings on the base.
All that is over, of course, but the old air base is still here. A diligent group of volunteers are working to preserve many of the original buildings so all of us today can see a WWII airbase exactly as it was in 1943. The old Officers Club has been completely restored and converted to a museum and gift shop, and the control tower is in excellent shape and about to reopen. Park your car and get out and walk these dusty grounds. Let your imagination run wild. See those young flyboys walking around those distant barracks and hangers. Historic Wendover Field is part ghost town, part living history. Either way, it’s a one-of-a-kind connection to our past, a place to feel life the way it was when America was at war. Located 120 miles west of Salt Lake City. You’ll pass the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats on the way.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4p
Sun: ClosedVisit museum website