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Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

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Address: 4203 Anderson Ave, San Diego, CA 92145-0316
Phone Number:
+1 858-693-1723
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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This is a neat little gem that I had never heard of til I drove by one day. They have 27 aircraft- prop, jet, and helicopter. They even have a Iraqi helicopter that was captured... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Jonathan L
Port Huron, MI USA
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Port Huron, MI USA
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is a neat little gem that I had never heard of til I drove by one day. They have 27 aircraft- prop, jet, and helicopter. They even have a Iraqi helicopter that was captured during the Gulf War! All the staff are volunteers and are knowledgeable and friendly. It's a free museum that has a suggested donation of $5-... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

this is a great little gem right next to the original Top Gun base, meet the people that flew these aircraft.

Thank KiwiantzUSA
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 863 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Not somewhere you would happen on by chance I expect this is a place you really have to make an effort to get to. No idea how you would do that by public transport but by car it's an easy 20 min drive North from downtown San Diego. Housed adjacent (And possibly part of) the USMC airfield at Miramar the... More 

3 Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Raubling, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Military Aviation at its best. A selection of typical Marines aircraft is on display, from modern ones down to the forties and more.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Outdoor museum in sunny San Diego and it's in Top Gun city. Meaning it's next to Miramar Base where Top Gun was filmed. It's a nice display spread out along a path where you can take selfies. On certain days you can sit in a plane. Cool place to check out if you are a history or military aviation buff.... More 

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Hampshire, England
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Brilliant little aviation museum dedicated to the Marines (hence the 'Leatherneck'). There could be a little more information about the static displays, but for me the visit was worth it just to see one of the most famous helicopters you could ever see - the last heli off the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon during the fall of... More 

1 Thank JasonLaw_UK
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was a nice small aviation museum. It is within reasonable walking distance from the base. You can not access it from base. It has some nice displays inside and a small gift shop. The aircraft outside are missing some of the information placards. I enjoyed it because its centered around Marine Aviation.

Thank chilly53d
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is not fancy. The write ups on the Marines who have served their country and have been given medals by our country was inspiring, however. A lot of men have given their all to serve their country and preserve our way of life. Just visiting this museum and being aware of their sacrifices is important. They also have... More 

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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This museum is small but nice; we stopped by here on 09/06 after attending a funeral at the Miramar National Cemetery. This museum is located just east of the Miramar Road gate. This is not on base so admittance is not an issue. There probably 25 planes and helicopters on display. There are also displays of other equipment. Well worth... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Run by volunteers, this place has a lot to see. PIctures, planes, helicopters. There was a birthday party going on when we were there. The little ones loved the airplanes and it was nice to see the young families teaching their children about the history of our armed forces.

Thank DeJohns63

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