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March Field Air Museum

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Address: 22550 Van Buren Blvd, March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, CA 92518-2400
Phone Number: 19519025949
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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History brought to life!

If you have any interest in historic military aircraft and other military items, this is a must see attraction. Fixed wing, rotary wing, space travel, and even the SR-71... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have any interest in historic military aircraft and other military items, this is a must see attraction. Fixed wing, rotary wing, space travel, and even the SR-71 Blackbird, up close and personal. There is also a "War Dog Memorial", a hangar dedicated to the P-38 Lightning, and a memorial patio containing thousands of engraved tiles. There is a... More 

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You'll find one of seven SR71s at this, one of the finest air museums in So Cal, if not the South West. Great family outing. Scheduled tours can be made by calling ahead.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the air museum for the Memorial Day Air Show and Flower Drop. What an enjoyable day! All the aircraft were fascinating, as were the exhibits in the hangars. Free water was provided at the air show. I would recommend carrying a bottle of water with you during warmer weather when there are outdoor exhibits. Allow yourself plenty of... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After parking your car as you proceed into the museum building, which houses numerous exhibits and the gift shop, you pass a courtyard that houses, the National Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial, a MWD memorial and P-38 lightning memorial. After touring the inside museum you walk outside and can admire approximately 50 static aircraft. From WWII through OIF. Well worth the... More 

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Riverside, Calif.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a very modest budget, but provides an interesting perspective and history of Air Force development in So Cal starting about 100 years ago. When you walk into the quonset hut entrance, it is analogous to going back in time to the early 1940s...... the music, the exhibits, the volunteers. Quite nice. Most of the airplanes are located... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between the Palm Springs Air Museum and March we are so fortunate to have such great museums in our back yard. As an Air Force retiree I favor the March Museum, and even own some items on display. There is no better place to spend time learning the awesome military history if Riverside and March AFB. My great Uncle was... More 

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Sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aside from maybe the Smithsonian. They have a SR-71 Blackbird that you can get up to the cockpit and touch. A P-38 lighting, and about 40 +- other aircraft including copters and a host of vintage Air Force equipment and hardware, uniforms etc. etc. Very friendly staff. Worth the trip.

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Thank George D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this morning, the first time in over 20 years. To quote a docent, "Back then it was an attic. Today, it's a museum." We paid the extra $3 to ride the tram, and have a tour of the planes, with detailed and interesting facts about each aircraft. The museum inside was chock-full of interesting displays, and seemed to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My passion for the Air planes and the history in general led me to this great museum in Riverside. Whether your solo, couple, family i can assure you that you will like it so much and enjoy it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a few hundred yards off the highway and there is a large free parking area. At $10 admission is great value. There are a number of exhibits and a shop indoors but for me the great thing about the museum is the huge collection of planes outside where you can walk round them and take photographs. Most... More 

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