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Castle Air Museum Altwater

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Castle Air Museum
5050 Santa Fe Road
Altwater
CA
95301
Tel: 209 723 2178

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Located in California's Central, San Joaquin Valley west of Yosemite. Easily accessible via hiways.

Where are we going today?

Castle Air Museum represents history in a way the whole family can share with our awe-inspiring majestic warbirds. To stand under the wing of the Convair RB-36H Peacemaker or the Boeing B-52, you can imagine the sky around the bombers filled with enemy fighters!

Then there's the B-25 Mitchell, as well as a B-17, B-24, and a Avro Vulcan. We have a total of 50 aircraft on display ranging from WWII to the present. The display is located on 11 manicured acres. Each year on Memorial Day we have open cockpit where you can actually enter some of the airplanes. It is a wonderful history lesson.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10 to $12
  • Children$5 to $8
  • Free Under: 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

April 1 to September 30 9am to 5pm. October 1 through March 31 10am to 4pm.

I'm Hungry!

At present only drinks and snacks available..

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Gift Shop Available..

What people are saying?

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    Quite possibly the best collection of War and post war military aircraft.
    The prize, of course, is the B-36. A big plus is the fact that the
    aircraft are easily accessible and are not cordoned off by chain link
    fences. One word of caution: Visit in the winter or spring. Summers
    in Atwater are very hot. Also, wear insect repellant as there are
    biting flies / mosquitos that show no mercy.

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    This museum displayed some great WWII and Cold War era relics. Most of the aircraft on display are large bombers, cargo, and transports. I was impressed with their sheer size. Airplane buffs would appreciate the B-29 Superfortress, RB-36 Peacemaker, B-52 Stratofortress, and the Avero Vulcan. There is a nice collection of fighters along with a small representation of Navy aircraft. I highly recommend spending several hours wandering thru the yard. Stop by and see it all, especially the object next to the B-36!

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    Though the place is located few miles from the freeway it is worth visiting if you have couple of hours. The only problem is that you have no shade to walk under. We visited on a day when it was soaring in mid 90s. I was sweating like anything. There were not many visitors - probably two more families apart from mine.

    Now about the museum. The entry fee was $10 per adult. There were about 60 aircrafts for display. Most of them were atleast 40 years old. I wonder how they have been standing in a same place since then. You just get to see them from...Read More

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    Great Site

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    Its great place to go to check out some awesome planes. The staff is friendly and give great tours.

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by Maewa S

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Though the place is located few miles from the freeway it is worth visiting if you have couple of hours. The only problem is that you have no shade to walk under. We visited on a day when it was soaring in mid 90s. I was sweating like anything. There were not many visitors - probably two more families apart from mine.

Now about the museum. The entry fee was $10 per adult. There were about 60 aircrafts for display. Most of them were atleast 40 years old. I wonder how they have been standing in a same place since then. You just get to see them from outside on normal days. There are few days when you would get cockpit access. It would be worth visiting on those days.

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