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Western Museum of Flight

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Address: 3315 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505-6152
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A gem tucked away in Torrance CA

Very nice, small museum. The exhibits a small, but very interesting, especially the Lou Zamperini section (as a great tribute to our local hero). You can tour it in less than... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
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Torrance, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

It's a small museum. The hanger has a lot of interesting things to look at and there are always a few dozens around to help with questions and the entry fee is only $5. There is around a dozen planes, and every one is worth the trip. The star of the show is their Northrup YF-23 Advanced Tactical Fighter. It's... More 

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Torrance, California
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very nice, small museum. The exhibits a small, but very interesting, especially the Lou Zamperini section (as a great tribute to our local hero). You can tour it in less than two hours.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

As a pilot when I drop into Torrance Airport this a place I always drop by this place. Great historical aviation. Also see the Zamperini museum while at the Airport.

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Eugene, Oregon
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

If wanting to visit an aviation museum near Los Angeles is in your plans, this is worth the trip. It's a small museum, but has a good collection. The aircraft we wanted to see (YF-17, YF-23) are located on the other side of the field behind a fence. Only thing I wish is that they move these planes closer to... More 

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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very limited number of exhibits and it will not take more than an hour or two to visit and view everything. However, there are some interesting things to view and is definitely worth a visit for the aviation enthusiest

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Torrance, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is very small museum, I was hoping for more kind of cramped, needs more room for displays of aircraft. Nice staff what is there is interesting but you can look at everything in less than 1 hour.

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Globe, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

We visited the museum today and really enjoyed their offerings. We initially had difficulty finding the place, and because it is on a real airport, you need to enter a code on the keypad for them to buzz you in. It is run by volunteers, and ask for a $5 donation per person, very worth it! They have mostly military... More 

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Ankleshwar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a comparatively small museum but it has some fascinating exhibits - notably the Northrop YF-23. It is very informative and has some unusual things not found elsewhere. Can spend a couple of hours enjoyably

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Colorful Colorado
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

The Northrop/McDonnell Douglas, YF-23, Gray Ghost is enclosed in a fenced area at the end of the air field, away from the museum, but the staff will run you down there and provide access upon request. The museum collection is rich but the displays are informal. It was just a pleasant garage tour. Check out the library too! I picked... More 

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Torrance, California
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

So if you think Torrance is boring and has nothing to see, WRONG! This little museum located by the Torrance Airport is somthing to see. Lots of wonderful pictures, instruments and planes! Plus, Torrance Airport is a wonderful place to watch the "birds fly"!

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