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Castle Air Museum, Atwater

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4.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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  • From Merced located just 20 minutes by car. Admission is $ 12 for adults. Brochure fee is $ 1.50. A shade less so everyone was resting under the plane. Turning slowly, about 1 hour. Toilet is only temporary.
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  • If you are a fan of plane, you can pay the entrance. If it is to photograph the Blackbird (only interest in my opinion), you can park along the Highway and take as many photos as you want
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  • 50's era Air Force One sitting next to an SR-71!! How could you miss that? Come for open cockpit day! Cafe is a definite treat and makes the entire visit well worth the drive. 
  • If you come to visit Merced or you're passing through you have to visit this museum. This is probably the best kept outdoor air museum in North America. The base itself is a cold war icon. Do not miss visiting this unique piece of American history.
  • Great museum. Wear sunscreen in summer as it has numerous large bombers and cargo planes, and very little shade. Great staff, and great collection of aircraft, SR-22 is my favorite. They also do open cockpit days and have great events throughout the year.
  • This is simply one of the best aircraft museums ... especially on the west coast. Even if airplanes have a limited interest to you ... you will be awed at the human ingenuity that created so many incredible machines over such a short span of human history.
  • It would be nicer if the rv park was not run by a alcoholic who seemed nice at first and then turned into a juge jerk. The planes were cool, but $10 a person to see air force one is a little pricy. I will never come back.
  • If you are an aviation junkie you need to check this place out. Very cool gift shop and super friendly staff. Had a blast checking out this area!
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