Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana

4.7
Lyon Air Museum is comprised of authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century - World War II. Through captivating and thought provoking exhibits based in historical scholarship, visitors gain a better understanding of the important role the United States plays in shaping world history. Founded by Major General William Lyon, Lyon Air Museum is located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Lyon Air Museum is collocated with Martin Aviation, an Air/Lyon Inc. company and award-winning general aviation repair facility established by the famed Eddie Martin back in 1923.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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  • The Lyon Air Museum houses an outstanding collection of WWII aircraft in mint condition. All aircraft are said to be operational and are housed in a beautiful hangar location facing the John Wayne Airport. Aircraft are not accessible for climbing inside, but there are docents who accompany the visitors around and answer any questions that might be of interest. Visitors can peer into bomb bays, hatches and doors. There is a ten-minute (looped) movie on the B-17 bomber at the far wall of the museum. There is also a collection of military vehicles from the period.
  • Attended as part of an aircraft display (I’m a pilot considering the purchase of a plane) and had a chance to walk the floor of the museum. Wish I had known it was here long ago.....what a treat! They have a B-17, C-47, A-26 and DC-3 on display and have done an incredible job of refurbishing them. They also have a Daimler German staff car and several other interesting pieces from the war years. Worth the price of admission, and if you have any connection to those planes (my friend dad flew in the ‘17, and was a nav in ‘47 as a candy bomber), you’ll be lost for an afternoon, maybe more!

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