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WWII Aviation Museum

455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010
805 482-0064
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Camarillo
Type: Military Museums
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

While staying for a week at a time-share resort in Oxnard, we tried to get lost finding a restaurant recommended by the resort manager. We eventually found the "Way Point Café" at the Camarillo Airport and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. While there, I realized the WWII Aviation Museum was only a stones-throw away, so we stopped to check it out.... More

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North Hills
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32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This morning, I drove to Camarillo to visit the WWII Aviation Museum in Camarillo. Aside of a nice assortment of vintage military aircraft, weapons and other interesting memorabilia, I was lucky enough to catch the "Executive Suite" (a WWII B-25) as it was warming up, then taxiing and finally taking off. Free parking and admission (donations accepted). It's fun for... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This place is recommended for people who are into planes and war history. I got interested in war planes when my friend dragged me to an air show in Camarillo years ago. They have old planes that are actually working, some I am not sure if they are working but are on display during the show and you could step... More

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Camarillo, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For what it, is a terrific place to visit and take the family. Kick the tires of some venerable WW2 planes and if you have time and the money (it may be deductible ) take a ride I am sure one of the very experienced and helpful docents would be happy to help then go next door to the Wayside... More

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Felton, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Enthusiastic volunteers. They gave a great tour. Allow about an hour. Many planes and memorabilia to view. Can enter some of the planes.

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Mountain View, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

One of the best small aviation museums on the West Coast. Operates as the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Good model collection but main feature is that the museum's focus is on flyable airplanes, not static displays. I especially enjoyed the B-25 and their Navy planes.The Commemorative Air Force HQ is in Texas with chapters across the... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Very nice place to stop and visit. About 20 planes on display including Japanese and German ones from WWII. You can also get a ride in a fighter for 20 min. Forget the price by the men in our family have that on their wish list. Tour guy was very nice and knew his stuff.

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Center of the Commemorative Air Force on the West Coast. This is a Flying museum featuring several unique WW-II aircraft including a Japanese Zero, British Spitfire and several USN fighters (Hellcat and Bearcat).

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Oak View, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I took my Uncle who loves this kind of thing. I became so interested. Lots of hands on. Very kind volunteers willing to tell you everything about the displays. Really worth having the guide. Kids get special attention. We spent three hours because a spitfire took off and landed but we were busy in between. Great photo opt!!

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Camarillo, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I happened upon this place when I went to an event at the airport. They have a number of great WWII era planes and plenty of WWII pictures and pieces to see. It's a worthwhile place to visit of you are a plane or history buff. I'll go back from time to time.

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