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Lyon Air Museum

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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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Imagine yourself scanning the skies in a real military aircraft in search of an enemy airplane. You spot the bogey at 3:00 o'clock, break turn hard and the fight's on! Pulling G's, making quick decisions until you out maneuever your opponent, put the gunsight pipper on them and squeeze the trigger! The enemy erupts in smoke and you roll up and away, victorious!
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dwcouch@sbcglobal.net wrote a review Mar 2020
13 contributions15 helpful votes
This place is a gem! The planes and WW ll exhibit with the very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers is excellent! I was so surprised and enjoyed our few hours there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ZiaHansen wrote a review Mar 2020
Park City, Utah530 contributions47 helpful votes
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Reluctantly I visited the museum, but was quickly turned into a photo snapping enthusiast. This is a treasure trove of aircraft and car/motorbike wartime history. A stunning collection of top notch maintained cars had us both intrigued. The cinema showed interesting educating wartime video clips. Friendly staff.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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R A wrote a review Feb 2020
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Nice little museum , grand kids(7 yrs old) allowed to sit in US military jeeps and motorbikes, very nice old cars were roped off to protect from kids, helpful staff
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Date of experience: February 2020
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NealTWB wrote a review Feb 2020
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The museum has many interesting exhibits, though I have seen better aerospace and auto displays. It is not worth $13 for admission. They may have a Groupon offer. Disturbing was the glorification of Nazi memorabilia (car, motorcycle, etc.). I could understand the desire to show items captured from the enemy, but the restoration and "bragging" about possession of such memorabilia left us feeling very uncomfortable.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Danjiro wrote a review Jan 2020
Lake Forest, California229 contributions73 helpful votes
The Lyon Air Museum is a beautiful setting in a bright hanger across the runway from the SNA terminal. It features a beautiful collection of both peace time and war time machines of the 1930s, including some beautifully restored cars, motorcycles, jeeps and aircraft, all of which look like they are maintained in running condition. There are volunteers who are very knowledgeable about the stories behind the planes, that include 2 DC3s, one in paratrooper configuration and the other in commercial passenger configuration. There is also a B25 Mitchell and a B17 Superfortress that was used by Eisenhower and McArthur after the war. There is a great collection of war era motorcycles from the US, Germany, Russia, Japan and England, including some that belonged to Steve McQueen. The walls are full of displays, models and artifacts that tell the stories of WWII and General Lyon’s experiences. Best of all, the admission is a high value at $12.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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