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Lyon Air Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This is a very worthwhile and interesting. It’s brought to life with the knowledgeable docent that... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Small but interesting

Had a chance to visit the museum when I was taking a flight on a 1930s built Ford Tri-motor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry W
Huntington Beach, California
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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...more
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19300 Ike Jones Rd, 19300 Ike Jones Road, 92707, Santa Ana, California, Santa Ana, CA 92707-5229
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very worthwhile and interesting. It’s brought to life with the knowledgeable docent that are so well prepared. Suitable for children as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a chance to visit the museum when I was taking a flight on a 1930s built Ford Tri-motor airplane. The museum is located at the Orange County Airport (John Wayne Airport) and is easily found. It's a very well kept museum and contains a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Terry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is small museum located next to the John Wayne Airport. It is full of vintage aircraft and vehicles. I would definately recommend this to anyone who enjoys vintage cars and planes. Interesting film regarding WWII aircraft and their contribution to the war effort.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Have known about Lyon Air Museum for years from many flights out of John Wayne and seeing them from the terminal. I finally made the decision to visit them and scored a Groupon discount as well. The museum is primarily a single hangar stuffed full...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you want to see the planes the Greatest Generation produced and went to war with, this is your museum. You can get get up close and personal to awesome aircraft like the B-17. Stick you head in the bomb bay and imagine it filled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic collection of history this person has saved for us all to learn and enjoy. Try to get a docent if possible.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MominOC
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great collection of aircraft and race cars, all nicely maintained and referenced. Mostly WWII and related vintage propeller types. Don't be afraid to walk up on the catwalk, great view from up there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank unlvbill
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The Lyon Air Museum houses an outstanding collection of WWII aircraft in mint condition. All aircraft are said to be operational and are housed in a beautiful hangar location facing the John Wayne Airport. Aircraft are not accessible for climbing inside, but there are docents...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Attended as part of an aircraft display (I’m a pilot considering the purchase of a plane) and had a chance to walk the floor of the museum. Wish I had known it was here long ago.....what a treat! They have a B-17, C-47, A-26 and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dutchbizdoc
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I will return next time around. Great collection and very helpful docents. The displays were awesome. Thank you!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris G
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This is what I got off the web: ADMISSION FEES. General: $12. Ages 5-17: $6. Under 5: Free Seniors & Veterans: $9. Groups: $1-Off School Groups: Free (Restrictions may apply) ...