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Lyon Air Museum

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Address: 19300 Ike Jones Rd, 19300 Ike Jones Road, 92707, Santa Ana, California, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
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+1 714-210-4585
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Lyon Air Museum (LAM) is a 30,000-sq.ft. facility based at John Wayne...

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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Flying into John Wayne airport, this is a great stop before heading out to a hotel. I strongly recommend this museum. If you like planes or cars, don't miss this. The planes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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CA and DE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flying into John Wayne airport, this is a great stop before heading out to a hotel. I strongly recommend this museum. If you like planes or cars, don't miss this. The planes and cars are in incredible shape - all in working order. We spent hours walking around with the docent, and on our own. We also stopped at the... More 

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The O.C., California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I give very few Excellent ratings to my reviews, but this museum is deserving. General William Lyon has put on display equipment that was used in WWII. Planes, trucks, motorcycles, bombers, transports all in working order. Docents are available to explain what you are seeing and offer personal and behind the scenes stories of great interest. Entrance fees are minimal.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great family event! Planes and artifacts are amazing. The docents and volunteers make this museum so much more than just a bunch of hardware. The kids love watching planes takeoff just outside at John Wayne. Been there three times now. Check it out!

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Thank deepsix2
Colton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

All aircraft are beyond well maintained and in pristine condition! I was extremely delighted to see these aircraft as they should be presented as part of their rich aviation history. The entire museum reflects the pride in their collection and is a must see for anyone who comes to Southern California!

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This museum is in a hangar on the back side of the John Wayne Airport, but so worth the time to find it and visit! I love that they have special parking for our Military Veterans too! When you first enter the museum, you are greeted by warm and friendly personnel, and the docents there are so knowledgable and friendly!... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great WW11 planes, motorcycles, cars & more. Very informative, we were met by Bob a 94 year old WE11 veteran & pilot! He was amazing & inspirational. Some interactive areas. A hidden treasure!

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Walk under the wings of aircraft of the second war..see Hitler's jeep. Beautifully maintained planes and cars. This museum is a must see destination for history buffs, car or plane hobbyist. Great location..looking out at small planes landing john wayne airport.

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Linhares, ES
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit in Orange County, California. The volunteers are very nice and helpful! I recommend.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was my third visit to the Lyon Museum, and it never disappoints. This time we brought my dad, sister, and our nieces and nephews ranging in age from 12 to 25. Everyone enjoyed the experience. Our tour guide was an extremely knowledgeable docent. We had three WWII history buffs with us, and he answered every question - didn't get... More 

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We took our grand children to the museum. The docent was knowledgeable and informative. We viewed the exhibits and artifacts. The grandchildren even went on the sidecar motorcycle and the aircraft trainer. Everyone enjoyed the visit. Not a big cost and right next to the airport so you see planes taking off.

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