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Lyon Air Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Not as well known as some but right up there in quality

Have known about Lyon Air Museum for years from many flights out of John Wayne and seeing them from... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Santa Ana, California
Perfectly restored war planes, military transportation and cars

If you want to see the planes the Greatest Generation produced and went to war with, this is your... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
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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...more
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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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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Have known about Lyon Air Museum for years from many flights out of John Wayne and seeing them from the terminal. I finally made the decision to visit them and scored a Groupon discount as well. The museum is primarily a single hangar stuffed full...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wgriff1
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you want to see the planes the Greatest Generation produced and went to war with, this is your museum. You can get get up close and personal to awesome aircraft like the B-17. Stick you head in the bomb bay and imagine it filled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic collection of history this person has saved for us all to learn and enjoy. Try to get a docent if possible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MominOC
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great collection of aircraft and race cars, all nicely maintained and referenced. Mostly WWII and related vintage propeller types. Don't be afraid to walk up on the catwalk, great view from up there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank unlvbill
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Lyon Air Museum houses an outstanding collection of WWII aircraft in mint condition. All aircraft are said to be operational and are housed in a beautiful hangar location facing the John Wayne Airport. Aircraft are not accessible for climbing inside, but there are docents...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Attended as part of an aircraft display (I’m a pilot considering the purchase of a plane) and had a chance to walk the floor of the museum. Wish I had known it was here long ago.....what a treat! They have a B-17, C-47, A-26 and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

I will return next time around. Great collection and very helpful docents. The displays were awesome. Thank you!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

My husband is a air force vet and he loved the museum. We had a guide who walked us through and answered all his questions and explained many things about the planes, pilots and crews who flew those planes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 3cardgrandma
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

If you want to see an excellent B-17 or other WWII aircraft, this is a great collection of planes. I never heard of this place and my son saw it and I’m glad we came. Paul showed us around and gave us a great tour....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SClemens
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Awesome airplanes and cars, like Hitler's convertible and other classics. They have many special events that make this museum even better, like in May they have the WWII planes, and you can even pay to fly on an old bomber, check their website for events.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jbransford
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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) ...