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Santa Maria Museum of Flight

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Address: Skyway drive, Santa Maria, CA
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calling all scouts..... and history buffs and lovers of planes....

So great that we have this history and knowledge right here in our valley. This is a great Go See It for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, doing badge work or not. This is a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

So great that we have this history and knowledge right here in our valley. This is a great Go See It for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, doing badge work or not. This is a great place for older Boy Scouts and other scouts to do some community service. The displays are wonderful and the docents are extremely knowledgeable. Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We took our grandkids age 10 and 8 and we all had a great time. Lots of history and fun stuff to keep all interested. Be sure to bring money because they have amazing items to purchase.

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Santa Maria Museum of Flight is a small, privately run aviation museum. While they have limited space, they pack quite a few planes in, including some from movies, along with a large airplane diecast collection. Mr. Bailey (his first name was Merv, I think), gave us a tour. He was a wonderful gentleman who knew a lot about all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice museum. A good verity of planes. And WWII equipment.a good place to take the children. For a short day trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

A small museum at the Santa Maria airport with displays of current and older models of aircraft. The most interesting fact is where some of the Norton bomb sights mechanisms were kept. It was a real surprise.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Small aviation museum with a lot of exhibits spread out over two hangers - plus some planes to see. Aviation Movie memorabilia.

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Anaheim
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Museum of Flight is a quaint and engaging place to visit. It's actually got a lot of history and amazing displays and artifacts. We have visited at least once every year to show the kids the evolution of aircraft and to give some real- life history lessons. It's at the airport, but out of the way. Without kids, it... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

There are not only dozens of airplanes and helicopters but other military stuff. But best of all is the old car display. AMAZING!!!.Fromclassic originals to street rods. Even a bumper car. That brought back some memories.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

It was a nice family adventure we learned quite a bit from the wonderful retired man named Bob he was so sweet and took us around and gave us the whole tour while he also explained what and where the each aircraft came from. Thank Bob!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

back in 2015 -took my WWII Father in law and he loved it here as did I . Wonderful place with loads of history.

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