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Enjoy a free tour of the military campus where young men and women are trained to be officers in the United States Air Force.

Step onto the campus of the US Air Force Academy to discover what goes into the training of the country's elite air force personnel. Every year, the military institution puts hundreds of cadets through a rigorous 4-year academic program.

Start your self-guided tour of the academy at the visitor center. There you will learn about the intense cadet selection procedure which is based on academic performance and physical fitness.

Go to the center's 250-seater theater to watch the short movie about life as an academy cadet. See videos and static displays that detail the academy experience for recruits. Then take the paved nature trail from the center to one of the academy's highlights, the Cadet Chapel.

The aluminum, glass and steel structure is a futuristic-looking building with 17 spires that soar 150 feet (46 meters) into the sky. The building is an all faiths chapel with separate chapels for Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Protestants and a prayer room for Muslim cadets.

Continue your tour with a visit to Arnold Hall where cadets hold their formal dances. The large room contains a display of cadet uniforms, a sports trophy case and an exhibit about women in the Air Force. Inside Honor Court, find bronze statues of military figures and sculptures of numerous aircraft including a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator and a B-29 Superfortress.

At the Falcon Athletic Center, you may be able to see sports teams in competition against other colleges. The academy’s football team plays out of the Falcon Stadium.

Complete your tour with a walk along the Falcon hiking trail. Non-military personnel can walk the northern 12 miles (19 kilometers) of this gravel route.

The Academy is open for tours every day except some major holidays, and admission is free. Drive or take a taxi from downtown Colorado Springs, a distance of 14 miles (23 kilometers). Public transport doesn’t travel out to the academy.

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Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs near the Air Force Academy
3 out of 5
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The price is AU$165 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
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Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs
3.5 out of 5
9494 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$324 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
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My Place Hotel - Colorado Springs, CO
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369 Gleneagle Gate View, Colorado Springs, CO
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Colorado Springs North
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Colorado Springs North
2.5 out of 5
8155 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$116 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
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Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs near the Air Force Academy
Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs near the Air Force Academy
3 out of 5
1170 InterQuest Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$165 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
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Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs
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9494 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$324 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
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My Place Hotel - Colorado Springs, CO
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369 Gleneagle Gate View, Colorado Springs, CO
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colorado Springs AFA Northgate, an IHG Hotel
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9856 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs North/Air Force Academy
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The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs
3.5 out of 5
8110 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
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Hampton Inn & Suites Colorado Springs/Air Force Academy
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1307 Republic Dr, Colorado Springs, CO
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Residence Inn by Marriott Colorado Springs North
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9805 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$167 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
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