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“Home of the Blackbird”

March Field Air Museum
Ranked #1 of 40 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
Colmar, France
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143 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Home of the Blackbird”
Reviewed 26 August 2011

The museum itself is not exceptional, but considering the limited means they have (mostly volunteers) it's awsome.

The very rare SR 71 blackbird by itself justify the stop. The modern aircrafts are very accessible, and you can still feel the smell of dust and oil that the veteran must have experienced for real: you can walk under a B52 with open bomb slot.

The majority (80%) of the exhibit is outside, so I wouldn't recommend to go their by a rainy nor windy day.

Their are workshops for young children around rockets and airplanes offered the saturdays. Contact the museum for dates and hours. The one my kids could follow was about rocket history and led by a NASA former consultant.

Visited July 2011
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a hidden gem!"”
Reviewed 14 June 2011

I am not an airplane buff by any means, took my dad who is a veteran of the Korean war and we all really enjoyed this visit! The volunteers are exceptional- friendly and very informative. Most are veterans and have some great historical, personal stories to share with visitors. I highly recommend a visit to this very nicely put together display of airplanes past and current. The memorial to K-9 teams was very moving and nicely done. Plan to spend a morning or afternoon for full appreciation of all they have to offer!

Visited June 2011
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“I love visiting this place with My...”
Reviewed 1 May 2010

I love visiting this place with My Boyfriend he is in love with aircraft ! Since he is a airline pilot ! It's nice to look at the planes and know the history of planes good if you are into that kinda of thing !

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Los Angeles
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“For Hardcore Aviation Buffs”
Reviewed 21 May 2007

This museum appears to be a largely volunteer affair. You won't find a slick or well-designed museum space, but you will find a slightly bewildering exhibit space that obviously required a lot of time and effort to put together.

The entrance courtyard is very nice with several memorials including those to James Doolittle as well as the K-9 corps. Inside the main hanger is a vast collection of photos along with some memorabilia on display. 90 percent covers WWII with some material on Vietnam, Desert Storm and WWI.

Outside, several planes, mostly modern military aircraft, are parked on a dusty patch of ground. Most impressive among these are a Superfortress and a SR-71 Blackbird. A small tram tour is available for $3 (in addition to the $7 entrance fee) and includes commentary on several of the planes. On weekends, an adjacent P-38 museum is open to the public and contains photographs and memorabilia from each of the squadrons that flew P-38s.

Hard-core aviation buffs will probably love this museum. For the casual visitor, however, this museum doesn't offer enough to make it a destination by itself.

3 Thank SoCalSon
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