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WWII Aviation Museum

455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010
805 482-0064
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Camarillo
Type: Military Museums
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nothing to dislike - place is absolutely tops. Gentlemen who work there are retired military, pilots, well meaning, vast knowledge, hands on Guys. Are overflowing with details and have the time and desire to teach you and escort you as you wander. Very indepth place. So dang cool - should be a school visit for all areas.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Operated by the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing & located at the Camarillo Airport, spread over two hangars is a display of several WW2 aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, Mitsubishi Zero fighter, F-6 Hellcat, F-8 Bearcat, T-6 Texan, PT-19 Cornell & a Spitfire XIV. In their restoration hangar is a PBJ Mitchell, and outside are a B-25 Mitchell, HU-16... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Detailed displays bring history to life. Family momentas with stories of war heroes. Fascinating planes with th e descriptions to match. Passionate volunteers sharing their vast knowledge with visitors.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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36 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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