Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, San Diego

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#20 of 32 in Museums in San Diego
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is located at Building T, 4203 Anderson Avenue, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California. The museum contains exhibits and artifacts relating to the history and legacy of United States Marine Corps Aviation. The outdoor exhibits include approximately 30 vintage aircraft, multiple military vehicles and equipment as well as a vast range of historical items inside the museum building.
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  • My husband and I visited here last week after driving by it for over 18 years. This museum is on the Miramar Marine Base but does not require an ID check to visit. Admission is free but they suggest $...  more »
  • This place is free. But please put some cash in the donation box, because this museum is worth it. No, the facilities and exhibits are not the best you will find, but there's a lot to take in, and it'...  more »
  • As a military and air combat enthusiast, I took time to visit the museum on a quiet thursday morning. The docents are pleasant and knowledgeable and some of the old timers really had a long history of...  more »
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  • Museum should be free to all, it should be paid by our tax money. This will mutually benefit both the parties. Yes, Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is absolutely free and free parking, but please feel free to donate, they need it. I would have driven pass by this place million times and yet did not even try to get in to this place, all I though was how to jump this fence and fly on them away. This place is huge and takes 1-2 hour, even you run fast to cover all, it will take min 30 min. The area is around 27k square foot. The exhibits range from Sea Cobra to F-18. Few have them have staffs standing next to it and explaining. You could also climb inside few of them. Kids loved it, especially if they have been to Air Show in October. Also, I heard there are future plans to build a 90k square foot museum building for indoor displays, that would be cool. So again, do donate :)
  • A fine stop if you are nearby. Facility is clean but a bit dated. Everything works. Docents are nice and friendly, even though they may not have all of the details.
  • This was a real gem. Loved the visit and conversation with the volunteers.
  • Really cool planes and helicopters. The staff really love there jobs
  • Great experience! A great place for a donation and a walk thru the recent history of the corp. Also caught a great temporary exhibit on Navajo code talkers.

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