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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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Nice Colllection Of Aircraft

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Laguna Niguel, California
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Alpine, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Immaculate bullding with beautifully restored aircraft from WWII era. Aircraft and old cars and motorcycles are all operational, maintained by MGen Lyon's staff. Docents -- at least the one who hosted us -- very knowledgeable and interesting. In addition to aircraft and autos, there are several informative and well done display cases of interest. $9 apiece for seniors or military.... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were renting a car on our trip anyway, and the museum is at the airport, so this was an easy stop at the beginning of our trip. There are a few WWII aircraft that you can really get close to and examine. I've flown a B 25, and the one they have on display was a nice chance for... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Located at Orange County/John Wayne Airport on the other side of the runway compared to the main terminal. They have a nice collection of WWII aircraft in flying condition (the oil is dripping from the engines) as well as unique cars and motorcycles. The docent was very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit for an airplane enthusiast.

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Huntington Beach, California
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282 reviews 282 reviews
135 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It looks like these planes just came off the assembly line. The museum is in a large hanger right off the the landing strip at John Wayne Airport. Planes were landing and taking off all the time. The museum is exceptionally clean. There is a short movie of a combat mission. Many of these types of planes were shot down... More 

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Pasadena, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you like the classic WWII era planes and pre WWII automobiles this little air museum is worth a visit.

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Mission Viejo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by this small museum. William Lyons, real estate developer has a great collection of planes, car, motorcycles, etc, most from World War II or before. There was just two of us and we were given a tour of the facility by one of the knowledgable docents. The admission price was $12, $9 for seniors.

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