March Field Air Museum

March Field Air Museum, Riverside

March Field Air Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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dear virginia
Tacoma, WA132 contributions
Serendipitous Visit - fight jets & history!
May 2021
The best surprise though is this museum sits directly next to an airstrip! We happened to be there for the air force to be flying F-35 fighter jets!! Clear skies and views to watch the modern in action as you toured the historic older airplanes. What a serendipitous moment!

We were looking for a quick activity before dinner and dropped into this museum right at 4:00 (they close at 5). The 2 older gentleman were friendly and sweet, offered us a discount for coming so close to closing but clearly set the expectation for closing time. Over age 11 is considered adult so my teenager and I were 2 adults; my teenager is an avid aviation fan so loved this quick visit. Could see this being an easy, short activity for a family with a younger child who loves planes for sure! Later, another older gentleman comes around at 4:45 outside to remind folks, but he's funny conversational style comes across well.

The museum itself is smaller, but robust with information and things to look at. Each plane outside has a plague explaining it's brief use/history. The exhibits inside are spaced nicely and cover several different elements of aviation. We easily saw everything in the hour but we were moving fast & not too worried about reading every plague/sign. If you are going to do that & chit chat with someone else as you go I would allow for 2 hours.
Written May 25, 2021
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Supertrooper
Broomfield, Colorado139 contributions
Must see for Airplane lovers
Mar 2021
My husband loves planes, of all sorts. He loved this spot and they have a lot of great planes from different eras. Reasonably priced and very clean. No time limit on seeing everything. They have displays inside and a ton of planes outside.
Written March 30, 2021
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dnaleciz
Moreno Valley, CA224 contributions
An Amazing museum dedicated to Military Aviation ✈
Nov 2020
Everyday thousands of vehicles whip up and down Interstate 215 between Moreno Valley and Murrieta, California. Some drivers may and others may not note the assortment of military aircraft sitting along the fence line as the pass March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley. I too am guilty of observing the planes but never bother to check them out. Recently I received a notice of a free admission to the March Field Air Museum for Veterans on Saturday and Sunday, 14 & 15 November 2020. I went, I observed, and had a fantastic time wandering around this Military aviation museum. Be aware that due to construction on the freeway ramps access to the Museum can get a bit difficult if you are not paying attention to the signs. The March Field Air Museum is an aviation museum based at March ARB, California that was founded in 1980. It covers 32 acres and has 80+ vintage aircraft on display. Due to Corona Virus protocol, the Indoor Exhibit Area is currently closed to the public. Mask and social distancing are mandatory. This is an awesome museum to visit. Be prepared to spend several hours wandering around the static aircraft displays. Even then you will not see all the planes. As one enters the museum you will be faced with the SR71 Blackbird. Wow. It unbelievable that this aircraft could even get off the ground. Exiting the building will take you to the “aircraft parking lot”. A plethora of aircraft await your inspection. Attack, bombers, cargo / transport, fighters and other types of aircraft are on display. A collection of Soviet MiG fighters is also included. As a GI brat and Veteran of the Air Force, observing the C-119, C-123, C-141. C-54, CT-39, KC-135 and VC-47 brought back memories of flying in these aircraft as a kid and as a GI serving in numerous overseas duty stations. The Fire Base Romeo Charlie with it display of helicopters was difficult to observe, as it brought back bad memories of being shot down in a “Huey” helicopter at LZ Green in Viet Nam. It truly a remarkable version of the real outpost of Viet Nam, with its gun towers, revetments, barbed wire, etc. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to climb on or touch the aircraft due to safety reasons. Would have like to view the interior of several of the aircraft. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, bring a hat, and lots of water. You will be glad that you did. A Gift Shop is also located on site. As one leaves the museum, there are three spectacular memorials located in the courtyard that are well worth seeing. The War Dog Memorial, Air Medal Memorial and P-38 Memorial honors those who were aviator, and those who protected the American freedom. Museum staff is outstanding and will spent time talking to you about various aircraft, etc. An utterly amazing museum. Recommend everyone should take the time to visit and observe the flying machine of yesterday.
Written November 15, 2020
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4stevemandy
Seal Beach, CA7,417 contributions
Many large aircraft!
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is a nice air museum that has many larger aircraft that other local museums don’t have! Much of it is outdoors, but the buildings have some nice exhibits too! Some highlights include a B-29, B-17, B-25, B-52, B-47, P38, various MiG models, a Vietnam War area and an SR-71A Blackbird spy plane! Another bonus here are the exhibits that let you get into the cockpit of an aircraft, or behind the machine gun, or up really close to the aircraft! It’s definitely worth a visit!
Written November 7, 2020
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JimmyJackk
San Marcos, CA4,992 contributions
Well put together
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great air museum. Open to the public on part of the Air Force Base. Indoor portion is currently closed but your able to walk through to the outdoor section. Great historical aircraft to see and lots of great plaques to read.
Written August 6, 2020
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danielhD3134OV
Auburn, WA3 contributions
Great Place
May 2019
By far for a small museum, this place is outstanding. They do a great job with a small place. Also have the Flying Ace park
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank you for the great review !
Written March 6, 2020
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Sandra M
Lake Elsinore, CA3 contributions
March Air Museum
Aug 2019
This is a great trip for the family. We took our two grandsons and grandaughter all under the age of 12. They had a great time walking around to view the many aircraft on display. They were even more interested in the indoor museum which had many hand's on experiences and historical displays. I would reccommend this as a great 1 day family outing. Veterans especially will enjoy this and anyone interested in history. My husband especially liked the Army camp display they had set up.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank you for the great review ! Hope you can come visit us again.
Written March 6, 2020
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Beleche
Guadalajara, Mexico16 contributions
Nice Qty of objects and planes
Feb 2019
you can last at minimum 3 hrs watching and never leave the opportunity of learning about history from the guys that are there helping as guides. They share a lot of interesting information and anecdotes. I surely could return for another visit.
Written January 27, 2020
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Thank you for the great review! Our docents are one of our best assets
Written March 6, 2020
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rayd126
Yucaipa, CA121 contributions
Great visit
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great museum lots of information on the b-24 as well as lots of world war II airplanes excellent p-38 exhibit beautiful display of the SR-71 lots of planes to see easy access off freeway
Written January 14, 2020
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Thanks for the great review!
Written January 16, 2020
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Stephen
24 contributions
Well worth the visit. A hidden gem
Jun 2019
A fantastic experience. I spent 3 hours there and could have spent more time both inside the museum and viewing the outside exhibitions.

if it is summer time bring a hat.
Written December 8, 2019
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Thank you for the great review!
Written December 9, 2019
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