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Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana

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4.7/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
Founded by Major General William Lyon. The Lyon Air Museum exhibit is comprised of authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century – World War II. (Lyon Air Museum Website)
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  • We were not sure what to expect at this museum but we were surprised and would visit it again. They house WW2 Aircraft all of which fly. Helpful staff and interesting visit as the aircraft are nicely ...  read more »
  • The Lyon Air Museum was founded by Maj Gen William Lyon, USAF [Ret]. Gen Lyon later founded William Lyon Homes, and several other business enterprises. It is located on the west side of John Wayne Air...  read more »
  • In a place like Orange County there is a lot of value placed on what is new. That said there is substantial history here, including World War II aviation history. The Lyon Air Museum does a wonderful ...  read more »
  • Loved this WWII air museum. Has cool cars too. Right on the airport and in a hangar. Clean, neat, no garbage lying around. Thumbs up.
  • Planes are in top-notch condition and there are a few very knowledgeable gentlemen that will guide you through. We had a great time with Mr. Mo as our guide today. They have a classic Mercedes Benz exhibition until August 22 (2016). Very impressive cars.
  • Being close enough to touch flight-ready WW2 aircraft and other vehicles in a hangar? I'm in. Nice place with very pleasant Docents as well.
  • Really cool displays, just needs more of them and maybe something hands on. The Mercedes collection was really cool.
  • A hidden gem in Orange County. On the historic grounds of Orange County airport, the former Santa Ana Army Airbase, you'll find a rare glimpse into the past. Housing an ultra-rare B-17 Flying Fortress and an A-26 Invader, among classic cars and motorcycles of a bygone era. The fact that all the planes are airworthy, and the museum is immaculate, lends to the nostalgic feel of the place. A must see!
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