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Lyon Air Museum

19300 Ike Jones Rd, 19300 Ike Jones Road, 92707, Santa Ana, California, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
+1 714-210-4585
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Small but AWESOME!!

The museum is in a 33000 foot hanger opposite the SNA airport terminal. There is no AC except in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Reginald S
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California, United States
Small but fun

Some great exhibits and bits of history. The most fun aspect of the museum, for kids anyway, is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
navybrat1of4
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Santa Ana, California
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Lyon Air Museum (LAM) is a 30,000-sq.ft. facility based at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif. Founded by Maj. Gen. William Lyon, USAF (Ret), the museum houses a fleet of superbly conditioned, operational and historically significant World War II-era aircraft and vehicles. Docent-led tours take visitors for a walk through history as they stroll among machines and artifacts that helped define the 20th century. Interactive educational exhibits intended to inspire viewers provide in-depth narratives about the history of each aircraft.
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19300 Ike Jones Rd, 19300 Ike Jones Road, 92707, Santa Ana, California, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is in a 33000 foot hanger opposite the SNA airport terminal. There is no AC except in the small theatre but they had a hanger door cracked and it was fine. The place is spotlessly clean. All the planes are close to being...More

Thank Reginald S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some great exhibits and bits of history. The most fun aspect of the museum, for kids anyway, is the interactive exhibits. We went on a day when one of the planes was open to walk into. Otherwise there is a car, a motorcycle, and a...More

Thank navybrat1of4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Lyon Air Museum. It is spotlessly clean, in doors so great for those drizzly days when you don't want to be outside. Usually there is a plane open to the public or a "fly-in". Their website will tell you the schedule....More

Thank lovetotravel92630
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful, if small, collection of WWII-era aircraft and other vehicles, as well as a few cars and motorcycles. The planes are the star of the show, and they are beautifully maintained and presented so you can get next to, under, and around...More

Thank venckman2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this is a smaller museum it's very much worth the visit and the price of admission. Considering everything is from a private collection, and all of the vintage airplanes are operational the presentation is top notch. Highlights include a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell,...More

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had some time so decided to visit the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana California. It was fairly easy to find and is right on the runway of the airport so some great plane watching. Everything was very clean and well maintained. We had...More

Thank lovelyric08
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Seven beautifully restored antique planes, a few older motorcycles, several special cars, a small, constantly-running movie theater and a friendly staff make this a fun, interesting place to visit.

Thank Banerman
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Smaller museum with vintage cars, motorcycles and aircraft. Even a small theatre to watch a short aviation film (loops around). This museum rents out space for events, we went on a Saturday around 2:00pm and they were setting up tables for an event which blocked...More

Thank travels_frequently
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It's a great venue for work parties. we were able to sit around all of the planes, take pictures in front of them, and even walk inside these old planes that flew in WWII and shortly after. Very Interesting place!

Thank doctorwinkelman
Reviewed 14 April 2017

What a hidden gem near the Orange Co airport. Very reasonable price, no crowds, very knowledgeable docents, great exhibits. Whats not to to like

Thank Tribesman5398
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Estte E
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Response from Cherylan H | Reviewed this property |
This is what I got off the web: ADMISSION FEES. General: $12. Ages 5-17: $6. Under 5: Free Seniors & Veterans: $9. Groups: $1-Off School Groups: Free (Restrictions may apply) ...
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