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“Up close experience with historic aircraft!”

March Field Air Museum
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Anaheim, California
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Up close experience with historic aircraft!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

What a nice surprise!! They have a very nice indoor museum, with great exhibits to accompany that planes that are housed inside. Very well informed docents when we were there on a weekend. Outside are dozens of old planes, most of which you can walk right up to and touch. You can wander through the planes on your own, reading the information plaques, or you can take a tram ride with a docent who tells the stories of the planes. There are also a few hangars which house smaller exhibits - I think they are individually operated and therefore aren't always open every time the museum is open. But when they are open, you'll find an expert inside waiting to tell you all about his or her collection. We met a gentleman who flew a P-51 in WWII.

Well worth your time!! I'd caution against visiting on hot days, there is no shade outside. Or at least take an umbrella along for your walk.

Visited April 2013
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Riverside, California
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Big place!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Lots of planes, indoors and out. Many displays, photos inside with information. Take your time! This is touchable history. Also has a nice, unique little gift shop.

Visited June 2012
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Santa Barbara, CA
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127 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“You will not be dissapointed!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We arrived on Sunday morning & with the weather a little on the cool side it was not busy at all. Nominal entrance fee & for an additional $3.00 per person you get a tram ride with a docent who explains about every plane on the field. Well worth it as the docent knew about every plane, what war is was used in, how many in production, etc. Then once done with the outside tour, there is an inside museum with lots of artifacts & history. If you read each of the descriptions of everything displayed you could easily spend 4 hours there. For someone as myself who is not big on airplane museums, I have to admit I really enjoyed it. Easy on/off the freeway with lots of free parking.

Visited May 2013
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585 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I love air museums. This one is special, I used to live right next to the base. Lots of tremendous historic jet planes here!

Visited April 2013
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San Diego
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134 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent aviation museum”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This museum has a great selection of aircraft, some inside but most outside. Very informative displays inside and out, and despite the weathering, the outdoors aircraft look better than most I've seen. My wife and I spent about 4 hours browsing inside and out, and were rewarded with some real flying action (C-17s and tankers) since the field's runway is only a few hundred yards away. Well maintained grounds with beautiful palm trees. Well worth a half day's time, and any aviation fan will be most pleased. This is a real gem of a museum!

Visited February 2013
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