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“Airplanes Galore” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Castle Air Museum

Castle Air Museum
5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, CA
209 723-2178
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Atwater
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Turlock, California
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“Airplanes Galore”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

If you love vintage airplanes, this is the place for you. The Blackbird(SR-22) is here and the other one is at Edwards Air Force. Go in the spring or the fall. It's too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter to be walking around.

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“shocked i cam across this driving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Wow i was driving between jobs in cali and stumbled across this diamond. while driving by i saw in the Connor of my eye a Black bird jet, came to the next intersection and made a u turn. i had to check it out. i got closer and saw what looked like 100 old jets and planes. the also have on sight a mb-1c b-58 hustler pod and a mk-17 thermonuclear bomb. something i might never see again, some of my favorite planes are listed below but this isn't all of them. the fee is 10.00 i think but i only paid 5.00 to enter, i think it was a special but either way i would of paid more.


my favorite planes but this isnt all they have there

consolidated b-24m liberator
boeing kc-97 stratoFrighter
douglas b-23 dragon
avro vulcan b.mk 2
north american b-45a tornado
avro-canada cf-100 mk v canuck
lockheed c-56 lodestar
kawasaki kaq-1 ( 1950 drone)
beech c-45 expediter
DeHaviland-canada l-20 beaver u-6
kamam hh-43b huskie
curtiss c-46d commando
douglas c-47 skytrain
lockheed p-80b shooting star
republic f-84f thunderstreak
north american f-86h sabre
northrop f-89j scorpin
lockheed t-33 shooting star
consolidated-vultee rb-36h peacemaker-----wow
McDonnell douglas f-15a eagle
grummam sa-16 albatross
convair f-106 dela dart
republic f-105 thunderchief
douglas a-4 shyhawk
lockheed f-104b starfighter
grumman f-14d tomcat
vought rf-8g crusader
convair f-102 delta dagger
martin eb-57a canberra
McDonnell f-101 voodoo
north american f-100 super sabre
general dynamics fb-111 aardvark
McDonnell f-4e phantom II
northrop t-38 talon
Boeing kc-135a stratotanker
boeing b-47 stratojet
boeing B-52d stratofortress-----------------------------wow
fairchild c-123k provider
douglas b-18 bolo
boeing wb-50 superfortress
douglas a-26b invader
north american b-25j mitchell
boeing b-29 superfortress
vultee bt-13 valiant
boeing b-17g flying fortress
north american at-6 texan
lockheed sr-71 blackbird-------------------------this is why i stopped

Visited December 2011
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“Hard to tell who likes it more, me or my kids.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

This place is too cool. Loved the all the types of planes SR71 Blackbird right in the parking lot, that says it all. I would say the price is reasonable but that is an understatement. They have an open cockpit day where you can go into some of the plane with pilots who actually flew the planes. Highly recommended for an afternoon of fun. Usually not busy except special days so no lines to make you feel like cattle. And try the cafe its a great grease pit.

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“Great work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

Thousands of hours donated to create a fantastic display of aircraft. We were at the opening ( too many years ago to admit) and it always is a treat. The weather here allows the birds to remain in good condition year round.

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“Larger than you think.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

Planes Planes and more Planes. Well worth the money. What a wonderful museum representing our Militarys old planes. It really is a must see. Very interesting.

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