Military buffs and all who admire our men and women in service should not miss visiting the U.S. Air Force Academy. A vast complex of buildings and open space, it has an informative visitor center. Security was tight after Sept. 11, 2001, but has gotten less so; you will need to check in at a gate. The top attraction here is the world-famous Cadet Chapel, which looks like a giant piece of stained glass when lit from within at night. This prestigious academy produces some of the nation’s top military leaders and is a significant community partner in many ways. During the school year, catch the cadets on parade. If you’re in town during an Air Force football game, do your best to get tickets. If all things military bore you, skip this one.
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