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Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana

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#5 of 19 in Museums in Orange County
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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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  • The Lyon air museum has a lot of great WWII (mostly) airplanes as well as vintage cars. The museum is not huge, but their is plenty to check out. The employees are knowledgeable and can add context an...  more »
  • My family had been here before an recommended this Museum to us both. The hanger was spotlessly clean the aircraft's on display were just gleaming, also the fact that all the aircraft were airworthy a...  more »
  • The museum is in a 33000 foot hanger opposite the SNA airport terminal. There is no AC except in the small theatre but they had a hanger door cracked and it was fine. The place is spotlessly clean. Al...  more »
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  • 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.

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