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WWII Aviation Museum

455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010
805 482-0064
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Camarillo
Type: Military Museums
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Burbank, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My family was looking for something different to do in the Camarillo area, and we wanted to do some shopping at the outlets, so I did a quick search and found the Commemorative Aviation Museum right here on TripAdvisor. Since both my sister and brother-in-law are retired from the Air Force, I knew they would love it, but I didn't... More

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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are looking for something unique and are interested in WWII planes and history, this is a great museum. They have two airplane hangers and are preparing to build a third. There is also an outdoor area with a few more planes. Plan on spending a few hours here when you come. For $10, you receive a docent-guided tour... More

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Camarillo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a nice place to visit. With paid admission ($7 'suggested', per person, so be aware) you got a docent to tour you around the place for as long as you like. They'll tell you a great deal about what their goals are, what state most of the planes are in, and history behind them. We got lucky and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum is located next to the Camarillo Airport. From Pleasant Valley Road, turn at the light to Eubanks Street. There are two hangars of aircraft to see. Retired military pilots volunteer there and have years of experience to share with visitors. They can escort you in groups or you can visit on your own. Recommend... More

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Camarillo
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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292 reviews 292 reviews
36 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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