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Cadet Chapel InteriorVisit the United States Air Force Academy to see where young men and women are developed into leaders of character for our Air Force and nation.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Front Range as you take a self-guided tour of the campus. During your tour, be sure to visit the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center to learn about the cadet experience, pickup a souvenir at the Team Store and tour Colorado's number one manmade tourist attraction, the Cadet Chapel.

The Academy grounds, Barry Goldwater Visitor's Center and the Cadet Chapel are open to visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitor Center and Cadet Chapel are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Visitor Center is also closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

To get to the Academy: take Exit 156 on Interstate 25, 14 miles north of downtown Colorado Springs. Drivers will need a valid photo I.D. to enter the gate. All vehicles are subject to search.

For more information, contact the Visitor Center at 719-333-2025 or e-mail pa.comrel@usafa.af.mil.
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Use of handheld cell phones while driving is prohibited. A driver may use a cell phone only with a handsfree device or if the vehicle is parked. Violators will be ticketed.

Large bags and backpacks are not allowed in the Visitor Center, the trail from the Visitor Center to the Cadet Chapel or the chapel. Pets are also not allowed.

Motorcycle riders must wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet with a strap and eye protection, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers, full-fingered gloves or mittens and a brightly colored and reflective upper outergarment.

Bicyclists must wear helmets and reflective outerwear. Group riders must stay in single file with traffic on base roads.
For more information, call the Visitor Center at 719-333-2025 or e-mail pa.comrel@usafa.af.mil.
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Visitors may access several overlooks across the Academy, the Cadet Chapel, the Honor Court, Arnold Hall, the Cadet Field House, Falcon Athletic Center, Falcon Stadium, the Association of Graduates building and the Visitor Center. For more detailed information on Academy recreation and attractions, visit our Recreation page or the 10th Force Support Squadron Web site.
Persons or organizations who wish to sponsor that will take place outside visitor hours must coordinate with the 10th Security Forces Pass and Registration Center. These events require a sponsor or organization to create an entry authority list, which must be turned in at least three business days prior to the day of the event.

The Pass and Registration Center's operating hours are weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Pass and Registration is closed for all national holidays and 10th Air Base Wing down days. For more information, call 719-333-0441.

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