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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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Beautiful collection of WWII planes and cars

A great way to spend a Saturday. All exhibits are clean and well explained. The docents are very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin O
Loved it!

Just happened upon the place when looking at Google maps and glad I did. It is tucked away a bit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tim M
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“wwii era” (10 reviews)
“john wayne” (7 reviews)
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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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"wwii era"
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"flying fortress"
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"john wayne"
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"on display"
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"military vehicles"
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"general william"
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"nice collection"
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"well worth the visit"
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"bomb bay"
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"orange county"
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"private collection"
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"movie theater"
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"vintage planes"
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"adolf hitler"
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"excellent presentation"
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"clean restrooms"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to spend a Saturday. All exhibits are clean and well explained. The docents are very helpful as well.

Thank Martin O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened upon the place when looking at Google maps and glad I did. It is tucked away a bit when you are entering but the location is right off the runway so you have aircraft landing and taking off while you are there which...More

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

These people should have done their homework before hosting Mikchael Blackstone and the companies under his control: Air Combat USA, SkyThrills, and Blackstone Airways. He talks a big game, but he is shady, bad reputation, and lacks integrity in a big way! Just wait until...More

Thank Marcus B
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

It was a wonderful day for a small air show, with beautiful planes from all over and from several points of history! It was a nice way to get up close and personal with the planes that were on display. The docents were extremely knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Didn't really know what to expect but I'd heard nice things about this. The $12 admission seemed a bit high (not terrible) but a few hours later, it was well worth it. The place is not too large: all inside one building (I think it's...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

The exhibit was quite interesting and the staff was exceptional. We recommend this to anyone interested in WWII history.

Thank Tim A
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is a small, very neat and do-able museum. We spent 1.5 hours - 2 would do it completely. The planes, all of which are airworthy, are well situated and give an insight into aviation in World War 2. There is an interactive section where...More

Thank RenaM65
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

These planes and the memorabilia are so interesting and they often have unique events, where a pilot will fly one of the old war planes. Visits from past pilots, and other interesting people

Thank I3449FZmonicah
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Located near the John Wayne Airport, this museum is an aircraft hangar with some magnificent specimens of World War II aircraft including a B-17 and a B-25. There are other military vehicles as well as some vintage automobiles.There are several large maps on the walls...More

Thank ransom007
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from Virginia and had the opportunity to tour Lyon Air Museum. We had a great time, the docent Bud Carter was especially good at giving us information on each of the airplanes... some of what he actually trained and flew in.

Thank Marty M
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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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