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Tours

Thousands of people visit Nellis each year because of the variety of missions that may be found here. Touring Nellis may be an excellent educational tool for groups interested in learning more about the United States Air Force. We welcome you to take a glimpse of life behind the gates.

Please note the following regarding tours for 2016:

  • The Thunderbirds Museum is currently closed to the public due to renovations.
  • We are currently booked for tours until November 2016.

Tour Guidelines

  • Tour requests must be submitted at least 30 days in advance, but no earlier than 90 days.
  • Tours are provided for groups of 10 to 40 people. No weekend tours are available.
  • All guests must be high school age or older. A special event pass is required for all non DoD ID card holders.
  • Please notify us if any tour guests are not U.S. citizens.
  • Groups are responsible for their own transportation (individual vehicles or caravanning is not allowed) and making all other arrangements outside the formal tour (e.g. if tour includes a lunch stop).
  • A maximum of 1 bus per tour.
  • Please make Public Affairs aware of any tour guests who are officers in the grade of O-6 or above as well as any distinguished persons, award winners, POWs, etc., who will be accompanying your tour. 
  • All tours are subject to change or cancelation based on operational requirements.

Cadet Support

  • Due to the extensive coordination and support required, we only schedule two Air Force ROTC tours per quarter (one per month).
  • We will only entertain Junior ROTC and Civil Air Patrol requests from within our Nevada Test and Training Range communities in Southern Nevada.

To request a group tour, click here.