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Oakland Aviation Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice place for aviation buffs to get a fix

My buddy and I had a really good time at this museum, it exceeded our initial expectations based on... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
jmg893
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Richmond, California
F-18 Simulator Ride - June 2018

Being involved in aviation all my life, I'm a bit partial toward places like this. That being said... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Kitman
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Oxnard, California
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8252 Earhart Rd, Oakland, CA 94621-4548
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s crown Juwel is without a doubt the Short Solent III Flying boat in BOAC (British Overseas Air Corporation). Bill our guide is lovely man - retired TWA / American Airlines - an a very knowledgable man. He has a lovely way to communicate and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

This is an indoor/outdoor display of various airplanes, photographs and engines. You walk around and read the signs. About half the planes are outside so only go in good weather. You may not touch or go into any of the planes. There are kit planes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This small museum, not far from the Oakland Airport, is home to a couple of dozen old planes, and a nice collection of artifacts. It is unpretentious and you can get up close and personal with the planes in the collection. I rally enjoyed seeing...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This museum was truly a larger than life treasure of aviation history - and the staff (John H. especially) are amazing! The knowledge that was shared with us on the many aircrafts the museum displays was absolutely incredible. We will be back for sure the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

My buddy and I had a really good time at this museum, it exceeded our initial expectations based on the initial appearance When we first got there we were a little concerned because it looked old and it looked very small. But we met a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a small museum with interesting airplanes. We've been with our kids. It is an easy museum to visit if you are in the East Bay and if you like planes then you should certainly visit. The docents who were there when I visited...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Being involved in aviation all my life, I'm a bit partial toward places like this. That being said, I've been to just about everything from boneyards to restoration facilities to manufacturing facilities. Aviation history is so vast...that each and every aviation museum plays an important...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kitman
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Although this is a small museum the staff were friendly and helpful the museum was larger than expected idea morning filler before an afternoon departure from oakland

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I found this museum while doing an ariel search of the area planning our trip to the USS Hornet. My son was immediately thrilled because they have one of the few A3s on display so looked forward to the visit for several weeks. When we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

I recently visited the Oakland Aviation Museum as I hadn't been there in a few years. The staff was certainly friendly and there are quite a few interesting aircraft some of which are unique. However, the material condition of many of the planes, particularly those...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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