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Western Museum of Flight

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Western Museum of Flight

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3315 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505-6152
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elizabethlascheid wrote a review Mar 2020
Marina del Rey, California1,852 contributions25,091 helpful votes
This is a great little museum that your kids will love. If you have an aviation addict in the family they will be so happy if you take them there. Personally, I don't care much about planes, how fast they go or which one was made by Lockheed and which one by Douglas Aircraft. However, my grandson likes planes and what he wants he usually gets. I had a great time, despite my fear I would be bored to tears. I actually learned a lot there and my grandson got to sit in the cockpit of a small place and touch, well, everything. The fee is about 5$ and I did not pay to park. I am not sure if I was lucky or if parking is free. Now, I only know this because I was taught it the day we were there by some great volunteers: They have the YF-23 Black Widow and the YF-Cobra. I am told these are rare planes to see. They also have a large selection of historical items and some planes so small you have to wonder how the person that made it lived to tell the tale. The staff is super sweet. So, stop by and take the kids.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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gr8fish2017 wrote a review Nov 2019
Catonsville, Maryland168 contributions50 helpful votes
This is a nice small museum good for the grandkids. My grandsons (8, 6, 4) enjoyed being able to get into the cockpits of some of the planes. We also watched planes land and take off from the observation deck.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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mrdom wrote a review May 2019
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It’s out of the way for many people but it has some special exhibits that make it worthwhile, including the YF-23 and some rare wind tunnel models from the days when this part of L.A. held many of the world’s wind tunnels. I was the only visitor for the day but there were half a dozen volunteers working on the exhibits and very keen to tell me everything they could. After the small main hall, you need to get one of them to drive you over to the collection of fighter jets at the other end of the airport. Only $5 entry - very worth it if you’re in the area.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Sandy P wrote a review May 2019
Redondo Beach, California18 contributions2 helpful votes
An interesting peek at the advances in flight machines. Some old timey planes that make you wonder at the courage of these early pilots risking all.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Bill G wrote a review Feb 2019
Santa Ana, California267 contributions76 helpful votes
Visited the Western Museum of Flight and was pleasantly surprised at how much history and memorabilia was available in a relatively small area. Several unique aircraft are on display both in the hangars at the main location and in a fenced-in outdoor display area. The docents are all very knowledgeable and able to give the history or background on all of the displays. This is a MUST DO item for dads or grandfathers and the younger generation including the gals. Start them young, plant the seed, and feed their interest in aviation..!!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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