Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana

4.8
#3 of 15 in Things to do in Santa Ana
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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  • It’s a small, but nice and very clean air museum! We went for the open cockpit for the B-25. They also have some other vehicles like cars, jeeps and motorcycles, some of which you can get on to take p...  more »
  • Lots of very cool planes and vehicles with great historical significance. Not very big, but packed with interesting history and information!  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.
  • Wow, I have been living in OC for over 25 years and never knew we had such a beautiful and informative museum. This place if you want to go alone, bring a date, friends, family or even clients. You get a great view of the airport and you see more than just plains as Lyon also collected rare bikes, cars, and other rare military pieces This place gets five stars from me!

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