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“A moment in history”

March Field Air Museum
Ranked #1 of 43 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 March 11, 2014

If you have passion about mechanical engineering, this is a place that you cannot missed because it offers you a lot of information about US Air Forces that were used during WWI & WWII. In my personal experience, it wasn't my case, but I still enjoy it.

Thank Rina24_11
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

A person might figure that since this museum is adjacent to a military facility that it is limited to military matters only. Not true! This is truly a aviation museum, with an extensive collection of items relate to the space program (including the Soviet Union's!) as well as a growing area devoted to commercial aviation. But of course there is a vast collection of military planes and exhibits, including one of the few SR-71s on display. Oh and by the way, check out the monthly "paranormal event", in which a person actually assists legitimate investigators in their activities. It is late at night though, but a unique experience anyway.

1  Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

There is so much to see at the Air Museum, that I would strongly recommend it to anyone. There is a fantastic Flying Fortress and a combination of old and newer planes. The uniforms and knick knacks of various pilots from around the world is amazing.

Thank Nazareth9
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I frequent the museum at least twice a year. The museum has expanded and is different every time I visit. My favorite feature has to be the personal uniforms and memorabilia on display from WWII. I am sure that proud families have donated these after their loved ones have past so that we, too, may appreciate their dedicated service.

Thank HBDoug
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

We visited this museum on a beautiful sunny day where the planes are displayed well. There is a plethora of planes from every era and, if you like to look at planes, this is your place. However, if you are looking for more, this might be a disappointment.
A.) In many cases, there was no explanation for what you were looking at. There were lots of pictures of Tuskegee Airmen with absolutely no explantation of who they were and why they were important to history. In another instance, there was a huge wooden diorama of the Burma Road but little information about what it was and why it was important.
B.) in other cases what information there was was so far away from where you had to stand that you couldn't read it. My eyes aren't good enough to read a typewritten page 5' away. There was a neat periscope set-up for WWI trench warfare for you to look through. But the movie you could see through the periscope was too far small to really see and the sound was so low that I couldn't hear it. Great idea but poor follow-through. In another instance, there are some pictures in a case with some information but not only was the type small but there was no light on it in a dark case.

Looking at planes is not enough. Looking at pictures is not enough, please tell me why this matters. Why is it so important that it is included in the museum.

They do have a marvelous computer simulation of two dog-fights with background narration in one and the actual participants speaking in the other. Best part of the museum.

I understand that they have a new curator and I hope that he improves this museum. It has the makings for a good museum but attention to detail and explanations about why everything in the museum matters are both lacking.

Thank Nancy F
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