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“THE AIR MUSEUM OF THE WEST AND THE BEST!”

March Field Air Museum
Ranked #1 of 45 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
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The March Field Air Museum (MFAM), just off Interstate 215 at Van Buren Blvd., has one of the largest collections of military aircraft in Southern California. While most of the collection is, of course displayed outside, a number of important aircraft are housed in the two hangars, including a SR-71 spy plane. In addition, the museum has displayed the portraits of aviation pioneers painted by a noted aviation artist, a terrific collection of painted A-2 flight jackets and other artifacts too numerous to mention. The latest addition to the displays is a NASA-themed "control center", where visitors can monitor a shuttle launch on original control panels. While some museums in SoCal may have flyable aircraft, MFAM has more aircraft of every vintage than any of the others. A great family excursion for anyone who loves aviation!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Cheap entrance fee - more military planes than you can shake a stick at. Excellent inside museum inside, tons of planes - jets outside. Great P-38 Lightening display - plus 2 F-4 phantoms...my plane when I was a Major - Flight Surgeon in the Air Force.

1  Thank DrFrank22
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a wonderful museum with an amazing display of historical military planes that you can walk right up to. The museum displays inside are well done, too, with constant upgrades in the works. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly. It can get very hot out by the planes, so be sure to bring sunscreen and lots of water. If you're lucky, the restoration crew will be working and you can see them working on the next plane for display. They have cool special events, and you can rent a plane for holding a birthday party. The gift shop has great mementos.

Thank Lynn L
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very pleasant experience. Many aircraft to enjoy and view. Great for family, kids, teens. Great history and for learning.

Thank Maria C
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been here several times. I always enjoy seeing the planes and talking with the staff. I agree that if you visit during the summer plan your trip for the morning. When you finish consider a short drive across the freeway to Riverside National Cemetery, and it's medal of honor wall.

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