Castle Air Museum

Atwater, CA

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Address: 5050 Santa Fe Dr, Atwater, CA 95301, USA How do we get there? Number: 209 723 2178
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About this activity

Castle Air Museum represents history in a way the whole family can share with this museum's awe-inspiring majestic warbirds. Peek into the past as you visit their impressive collection of over seventy restored vintage military aircraft, which kids can see up close in person! The aircraft range from pre-WWII right through to present day fighters, so it's not only an educational experience in aviation, but also history.

Throughout the Castle Air Museum, the learning continues with the fascinating collection of wartime memorabilia, as well as uniforms, historic photos, and even personal military artifacts from over the last 100 years.

Kids can use their imaginations as they view all of the collections, and start to understand who the real people were behind the uniforms, the stories, and the photos.

Want to know something else special about this popular air museum? It is home to the most complete lineage of Bomber Aircraft on the West Coast dating from pre-WWII to the end of the Cold War. That's nearly 70 years!

But it's the actual collection of vintage aircraft that really impress kids. 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. Set across 11 acres, you might want to leave a few hours to take it all in!

An amazing trip through the history books for the entire family. 

Activity location


Northbound Highway 99: Exit Merced-Atwater Expressway. Left on Green Sands and right onto Buhach Road. Travel approximately 1 1/2 miles to Santa Fe Drive. The Museum will be on your left after crossing the Railroad tracks.

Southbound Highway 99: Exit Atwater-Merced Expressway and proceed to Green Sands. Make a left turn onto Green Sands and proceed to Buhach Road. Make a right turn onto Buhach Road and travel approximately 1 1/2 miles to Santa Fe Drive.

Upon crossing the railroad tracks make a left turn onto Santa Fe Drive and the Castle Air Museum entrance will be on your left.

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How much does it cost?






$10.00 (Ages 6-12), $15.00 (Ages 13-17)


Free Under

6 years with paid adult


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Castle Air Museum FAQ’s

At present only drinks and snacks available.

Keep an eye out on the website for any upcoming events, they are fun for the family!

There is a gift shop so make sure you take that pocket money so you can take some educational items, gifts and souvenirs home with you!

Just give them a call to chat about the accessibility, they will be happy to help!

Entrance Fees do not include VC-9 tours. VC-9 tours are an additional $10 per person.

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