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“Worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lyon Air Museum

Lyon Air Museum
19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707
714-210-4585
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Santa Ana
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

So I had seen this small museum when taking off from Orange County airport and thought it might be worth checking out for 30min. I was wrong - we spent two hours there and could have stayed longer, it is small but packed with great planes, old WW2 bikes and even Hitlers old Limo.
Very well done and worth a visit

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Irvine Ca
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great B-17”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

A must see for all aviation lovers. Excellent WWII B-17 and B-25 that are actually still air worthy.

Visited December 2012
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La Habra, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fun little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place is of great historical value, the docents are very knowledgeable, a must stop for plane enthusiasts!

Visited December 2011
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Earth, Texas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Fantastic small private museum focused on WWII airplanes and historical cars (Packard and WWII vehicles) close to John Wayne Airport. It was a real find and worth the time despite the fact that the admission is 12$. We could easily spend half a day here. Our guide Gerry was fantastic and explained everything in great detail. Hope to return in the future.

Visited July 2012
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Huntington Beach, Calif
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Right next to Orange County Airport it has a lot of cool stuff, including some great classic cars. Three blocks to the south is the Crevier Classic Car Museum and they don't charge for admission but no planes.

Visited March 2012
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