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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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Love planes, love history, love this place!

I really enjoy the special exhibits and the speakers of those who flew the planes of days gone by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fencegal
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Newport Beach, California
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Great place to visit!

The Lyon air museum has a lot of great WWII (mostly) airplanes as well as vintage cars. The museum... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
RTR979
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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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19300 Ike Jones Rd, 19300 Ike Jones Road, 92707, Santa Ana, California, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy the special exhibits and the speakers of those who flew the planes of days gone by. The opportunity to walk through the big birds, or take a flight (which they do on occasion), is informative and fun, especially if you can envision...More

Thank Fencegal
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The Lyon air museum has a lot of great WWII (mostly) airplanes as well as vintage cars. The museum is not huge, but their is plenty to check out. The employees are knowledgeable and can add context and color to the exhibits. We visited on...More

Thank RTR979
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My family had been here before an recommended this Museum to us both. The hanger was spotlessly clean the aircraft's on display were just gleaming, also the fact that all the aircraft were airworthy and could fly at any time. Information was given by each...More

Thank DecerningLondon
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The museum is in a 33000 foot hanger opposite the SNA airport terminal. There is no AC except in the small theatre but they had a hanger door cracked and it was fine. The place is spotlessly clean. All the planes are close to being...More

1  Thank Reginald S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Some great exhibits and bits of history. The most fun aspect of the museum, for kids anyway, is the interactive exhibits. We went on a day when one of the planes was open to walk into. Otherwise there is a car, a motorcycle, and a...More

Thank navybrat1of4
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I really enjoyed the Lyon Air Museum. It is spotlessly clean, in doors so great for those drizzly days when you don't want to be outside. Usually there is a plane open to the public or a "fly-in". Their website will tell you the schedule....More

Thank lovetotravel92630
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a wonderful, if small, collection of WWII-era aircraft and other vehicles, as well as a few cars and motorcycles. The planes are the star of the show, and they are beautifully maintained and presented so you can get next to, under, and around...More

1  Thank venckman2017
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Although this is a smaller museum it's very much worth the visit and the price of admission. Considering everything is from a private collection, and all of the vintage airplanes are operational the presentation is top notch. Highlights include a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell,...More

1  Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had some time so decided to visit the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana California. It was fairly easy to find and is right on the runway of the airport so some great plane watching. Everything was very clean and well maintained. We had...More

Thank lovelyric08
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Seven beautifully restored antique planes, a few older motorcycles, several special cars, a small, constantly-running movie theater and a friendly staff make this a fun, interesting place to visit.

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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) ...
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