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Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, San Diego

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4.4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • This museum is not fancy. The write ups on the Marines who have served their country and have been given medals by our country was inspiring, however. A lot of men have given their all to serve their ...  read more »
  • This museum is small but nice; we stopped by here on 09/06 after attending a funeral at the Miramar National Cemetery. This museum is located just east of the Miramar Road gate. This is not on base so...  read more »
  • Run by volunteers, this place has a lot to see. PIctures, planes, helicopters. There was a birthday party going on when we were there. The little ones loved the airplanes and it was nice to see the yo...  read more »
  • Certainly an interesting experience. They told me the place was built in the 1990s which is obvious by the lack of atmosphere and outdated building. Definitely felt government funded. They had a small assortment indoors and outdoors they had plenty of military planes and helis. I am a Google Local Guide and I asked if I could take photos of inside and outside of the museum. Basic pictures of the exhibition. They told me not to post anything because I "wasn't endorsed by the USMC" and "Men were preparing for war just down the road". How comforting. Just something a citizen wants to hear. They had photos of the museum by users already online! I would highly recommend buying something from the gift store or donating because if you don't, they will give you a nasty look. It's free I get it, but that doesn't force me to donate! I ended up buying a silly book and told the lady at the register to "keep the change and give me the bills" she said "I can't keep anything okay?" What?? It's a donation. Weird staff, awkward rules, and cool planes. Kind of a shame because they have some unique items there. If you want a well-funded and better aviation experience, try Aerospace Museum.
  • Was out in the Miramar area for work. I tried to go by there during the day but did not have the chance. Friday I worked half a day so that I could visit before I flew back home. It was worth the stop. The planes do show their site a bit but it's nice still to see them on display. The staff are very friendly and I enjoyed talking with them and hearing their stories. Another fun thing, during the week, I'd that Miramar airfield is active and you can see F/18, V-22, and A/10 aircraft flying around. Worth the visit!
  • Great museum with lots of planes and helicopters on display. Our kids had a ball! Staff were great other that the woman in the gift shop. I have never had the misfortune of dealing with someone so unpleasant! We had such a nice day until we had to deal with her. To say she was rude is an understatement.
  • Great staff, many aircraft ranging from WWII to present. You also can't beat the price - free, with a recommended donation of $5, which is more than worth it. Personally I always bring a sketchbook to museums, and the way the aircraft are displayed lets me get as close or far as I want from any angle, which I very much appreciated. While the museum building is small, be sure to ask about the various displays - the staff are helpful and had some great facts and anecdotes about the artifacts. I only wish I brought sunscreen and a bigger hat- be sure to bring those if its a sunny day out. Still, I had a great time and highly recommend this museum!
  • Great selection of historical planes. Family friendly.
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