Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

The Air Force Academy’s visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal.

The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy’s northern gate at exit 156 off Interstate 25. The academy has been studying the visitor center proposal for months in a bid to boost tourist traffic to the school, which has fallen off in the wake of post-9/11 security measures.

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