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Planes of Fame Air Museum

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Address: 7000 Merrill Ave Ste 17, Chino, CA 91710-9085
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+1 909-597-3722
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Private air planes museum near Las Angeles.

Private own air plane museum, open to the public. Nice selection including some WWI air planes like Fokker DR.1 Dreidecker. WWII air planes like Douglas A-1 Skyraider, Douglas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Private own air plane museum, open to the public. Nice selection including some WWI air planes like Fokker DR.1 Dreidecker. WWII air planes like Douglas A-1 Skyraider, Douglas B16-Invader, Curtis P-40 Warhawk, Henkel He178: one of the first jet propulsion air plane, circa 1939, Fieseler F1 156C Stroch, Lockheed P80A Shooting Star and many others.

Thank Claude D
White Rock, BC Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see here. Four hangars contain mainly WWII types most of which are maintained in flyable condition. Some very rare aircraft including a German Heinkel 100 fighter for instance. Also there are hundreds of scale model aircraft displayed in lit glass cases along the interior walls of the hangars. If you are visiting during the first week of May,... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best air museum. We visited the museum and then came both days to the Chino Planes of Fame Air Show. Parking was good. They had a great gift shop and variety of planes.

Thank Lynda B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well balanced Museum. Price seemed fair. Staff was informative and supportive. Stayed Open till 5pm.

Thank John C
Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a must see for aviation enthusiasts. A great location with free parking. One can spend an hour here or all day. Many one of a kind aircraft that I had never seen before. Some fly and some don't and the boneyard collection is impressive too. I'll be back.

Thank GenotheViking
Reidsville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love planes and this was the Perfect Place to see...Sorry we missed the Air Show...Numerous planes, a Working airplane maintenance and restoration area; See Real People do Real work to make these babies Fly again. Almost every era of Flying is represented and a Vast number of models of Airplanes were displayed, too. Be a contributor to the restoration... More 

Thank Robin S
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

And Do go to their Air Show! It's amazing! All the planes they restore fly, they do not just sit and collect dust!

Thank Joanne M
Wrightwood, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Plane of Fame is known throughout the world as the place to visit if you want to not only see complete examples of historic WW2 and Jet Age aircraft, but nearly all of them are in flying condition. On any given day at the museum, it is a abuzz with activity of restoration, veteran seminars, corporate/public events, school field trips,... More 

Thank Cessnakev
Greenwich, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours because there is so much to see. Their Airshow is one of the best on the West Coast. A must see !!

Thank charles l
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Great collection of flyable World War Two aircraft. History comes alive here as the airplanes regularly fly. The collection includes the only flyable Japanese Zero with the original engine and a number of other very rare aircraft. A must visit for anyone marginally interested in aviation or history.

Thank NC98057

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