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A place for exploring

There are many cutting-edge learning centers, historic sites, and outdoor retreats to explore at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Each contributes to the unique experiences by cadets, visitors, faculty, and more.

Start your experience at the Barry Goldwater Visitor’s Center. View our Cadet Chapel, with its towering spires reaching 150 feet in the air, or our newest addition to the cadet area, Polaris Hall, home to the Center for Character and Leadership Development.

Whether you’re here as a cadet, visitor, or one of the many people who support them along the way, one thing is certain. The Academy experience, decades in the making, is unlike any other.

image of Polaris Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy.


Our campus features striking examples of modern architecture, many of which make use of aluminum, mirroring the outer skin of air and spacecraft.

Visitor Center


Cadet Chapel

Polaris Hall

Arnold Hall

Multi-Use Trails


image of Vandenberg Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy.


The Academy base is home to thousands of cadets and we provide several amenities to help it feel that way.

Fairchild Hall

McDermott Library

Mitchell Hall

Sijan Hall

Vandenberg Hall

Davis Airfield

Jacks Valley

The Terrazzo

Research Centers


The Academy fields 27 different men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports teams. Every cadet is an active participant or within an intramural sport. Physical education is a part of the Academy curriculum and it’s tested each quarter.



Crowned with an intricate, modern framework of glass and steel, the 43,000 square-foot Polaris Hall features a large, centrally-located lecture hall, state-of-the-art meeting and collaboration rooms and the Honor Board Room.

The 105 foot tower is positioned to face Polaris—the North Star—and symbolizes the core values of the Academy. It’s here that cadets, instructors, military leaders and public and private officials work to instill in cadets the integrity and moral compass that will guide them for years to come.