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Lyon Air Museum

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Address: 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone Number: 714-210-4585
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Description: Lyon Air Museum (LAM) is a 30,000-sq.ft. facility based at John Wayne...
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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Small but awesome!

The staff is very friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable. There is a lot to see, read and watch, they even have a mini movie theater. For the money this is a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Costa Mesa, California
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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The staff is very friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable. There is a lot to see, read and watch, they even have a mini movie theater. For the money this is a great adventure for the kids, especially with this much history under one roof.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you love history and vintage planes this is a place to see. The smell from the oil that still comes from the planes it not that great but otherwise very interesting

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

General Lyon deserves not only a thanks for this collection but also his, and so many others, service during a pivotal time! WWII may feel like history but the reality is we are only a few generations away. This is a great reminder of what happened before the internet but well after most of our modern realities. Such a great... More 

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited in late April when staying with our daughter nearby. The museum has a collection of great airplanes as well as some wonderful cars. The special aspect, however, is the very warm welcome and the tour by knowledgeable and friendly guides - in our case we were fortunate to be accompanied by Chuck and Richard - their enthusiasm was... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My first visit. I arrived just after opening on Sunday and was able to walk around, see all the attractions and take pictures with very little “image interference” from group tours and/or roaming children. The museum is small for its type (one room), but the space is clean and very well laid out. I would recommend a visit, but don’t... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Went here on a day that was fairly crowded and on first glance I thought that we would not be able to get a tour. When we went inside I was very surprised to see that it is such an interesting place full of great memorabilia some of which was donated by some of their very own volunteers. Upon walking... More 

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Alpine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The MTFCA (Model T Ford Club of America) visited there on a tour . There are planes & old cars . It would have been nice if there were more places to sit & rest after walking around this huge museum . Guys were more interested in it then the ladies .

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

i recently did a photoshoot at this museum. The aircraft all flys and is impeccably maintained. There are a variety of aircraft, jeeps, cars and motorcycles. There is even a German car that is very rare. This is not a large museum but instead a hidden gem next to John Wayne Airport. A must see for kids.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you like planes and want to see a nice collection of planes and cars, visit this museum. It is small but it is very well organized and the staff members are great and proud of their work

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

While this museum is small, it is filled with planes and automobiles from the 1930's and 1940's. The docents are very knowledgeable and willing to spend as time with you talking about WWII and airplanes on display and about the Allies and Axis powers. Well worth a few hours to a half a day.

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Additional Information about Lyon Air Museum

Address: 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Phone Number: 714-210-4585
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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