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Castle Air Museum

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Address: 5050 Santa Fe Dr, Atwater, CA 95301-5154
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+1 209-723-2178

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Car SHow

We had a wonderful time today. We not only got to see all the planes but there was a car show as well. I recommend the tour of air force 1. The tour guide Larry told amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Turlock, California
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Turlock, California
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314 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time today. We not only got to see all the planes but there was a car show as well. I recommend the tour of air force 1. The tour guide Larry told amazing stories and I really learned alot. This is a must see. If you are traveling through take some time to stop.

Thank Tcard2013
Atwater, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son entered his Camaro in the car show, so I went with him and enjoyed looking at all of the planes and cars.

Thank walkerl7658
Redmond, Oregon
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239 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed by the variety and condition of planes. It is a nice outdoor walking tour and you see huge variety of planes from the tiny 'tweet' jet to SR 71 and the B52 and B36 monsters. One of the most interesting air museums we have seen.... worth the bit of driving off the beaten path. They have... More 

Thank anne g
Bakersfield, California
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69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Air museums are a great place to spend your free time and this is one of the better ones. First for me were the B-52, B-36 and the SR-71 just to name a few. I will definitely return after they receive the B-58 this summer. The weather was perfect for this visit. The staff is very friendly, very informative and... More 

Thank Chris K
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This museum is unlike most. What a treat to have such history to view. I recommend this as a field trip for grandparents with the little ones. So much to take in.

1 Thank Tanna I
Devizes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I visited this place with my brother, I randomly found the place on google earth whilst looking for things to do while passing through, on the way to Yosemite. It was great, quiet and maybe 5 or 6 of us in total walking around. The aircraft are all outside, there are large Cold War bombers, ww2 era, Vietnam era, fighter... More 

Thank DAN M
Northern California
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217 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've lived and traveled around northern California for a number of years, but for some reason never visited (or knew about) the Castle Air Museum in Atwater. As an afterthought I decided to visit there on a trip to Yosemite. What wonderful surprise! This place is great and well worth a visit for anyone who has an interest in airplanes.

1 Thank tjanderson5
Yateley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is the kind of place my husband could spend the day in. Really friendly staff The planes are set out so you can get great photos of them without too much fencing in.they are set out alone a pathway and can amble between them at your own pace. You can also get up real close unlike most other museums.... More 

1 Thank Slimmingleanne
Atwater, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great planes including an Air Force One but the price of admission is nuts ! Way too expensive. All you can see is the outside of the planes except for on "open cockpit" day and thats all you get to see. I'd rather see inside the plane than the cockpit. Very disappointing because of the cost.

Thank crismurphy3
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Very friendly place, i believe most guides are veterans so be generous, be prepare for a long walk, although you could rent a golf car in there, don't forget your camera, comfortable shoes and water if visiting in hot weather. very close to Merced.

1 Thank Ricardo M

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