Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana

4.8
#5 of 18 in Museums in Orange County
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)
With our custom trip planner, Santa Ana attractions like Lyon Air Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
Create an itinerary including Lyon Air Museum
map
Lyon Air Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
125 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We were visiting from Virginia and had the opportunity to tour Lyon Air Museum. We had a great time, the docent Bud Carter was especially good at giving us information on each of the airplanes... some...  more »
  • You should not miss this place, every plane and auto has a great history, all of them are waiting for you to discover it. There are plenty of knowledgeable people who can tell you everything you ever ...  more »
  • I really enjoy the special exhibits and the speakers of those who flew the planes of days gone by. The opportunity to walk through the big birds, or take a flight (which they do on occasion), is infor...  more »
Google
  • Great museum! Very glad to have stumbled across it while waiting for a flight!
  • Lyon Air Museum at the Academy is great no matter how you cut it. If you don't find running around the Academy of Science with booze and music fun then you need to stay home with your PlayStation and keep going on your Porn Hub dates. My only gripe about this is the long lines for entry. Open up one more and add two scanners. Everyone is paying 12 bucks a pop so you can afford another 100 bucks for staff and 400 bucks for scanners.
  • One of the best air museums in the country. The hangar is run by a 94-year old general. The WWII planes and cars are in perfect condition. My guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. In the back, there is an unobstructed view of the SNA runway, which makes this an amazing place to plane spot.
  • Came here to shoot some photos for MCN, entirely because they have one of only 10 airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress planes from WWII era. They also have several other interesting planes, cars and motorcycles, well worth it for vehicle buffs.
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Santa Ana

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Santa Ana

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Santa Ana by other users

5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Santa Ana BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Santa Ana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Santa Ana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Santa Ana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Santa Ana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Santa Ana BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Santa Ana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Santa Ana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans