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Barry Goldwater Visitors Center

The Barry Goldwater Visitors Center is a 35,000-square-foot facility offering information about the U.S. Air Force Academy, including films and exhibits on cadet life and Academy history.

The center is named in honor of retired Arizona Senator Barry M. Goldwater, an avid supporter of the Academy. It is open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is accessible through the North Gate. The center has a snack bar and gift shop. Visitors may also park in the Arnold Hall parking lot to reach the Cadet Chapel. This is about a one-third-mile walk but with a more natural grade.

Disabled Access As a courtesy to visitors wheelchairs are provided for use within the Visitor Center, however, they cannot be taken out of the facility. The paved nature trail is a strenuous walk with a variety of hills, and the walk from the Cadet Chapel to the Visitor Center is mostly uphill with a steep grade in some areas. People with limited mobility should bring a wheelchair to help them get to and from the Chapel.

2346 Academy Drive
U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840
(719) 333-2025