We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Western Museum of Flight

3315 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505-6152
+1 310-326-9544
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Local Gem

After living in the South Bay Area for decades, I finally visited the museum which I learned moved... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
BoboTravlr
,
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Small in size, large in interest

It's a small museum. The hanger has a lot of interesting things to look at and there are always a... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Banerman
,
Los Angeles, California
Read all 33 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION
3315 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505-6152
CONTACT
Website
+1 310-326-9544
Write a Review
Reviews (33)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

After living in the South Bay Area for decades, I finally visited the museum which I learned moved to the current site 8 years ago from the Hawthorne airport. I have to say that if you have any interest in airplanes and the story of...More

Thank BoboTravlr
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It's a small museum. The hanger has a lot of interesting things to look at and there are always a few dozens around to help with questions and the entry fee is only $5. There is around a dozen planes, and every one is worth...More

1  Thank Banerman
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very nice, small museum. The exhibits a small, but very interesting, especially the Lou Zamperini section (as a great tribute to our local hero). You can tour it in less than two hours.

Thank KFrasier
Reviewed 8 November 2016

As a pilot when I drop into Torrance Airport this a place I always drop by this place. Great historical aviation. Also see the Zamperini museum while at the Airport.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If wanting to visit an aviation museum near Los Angeles is in your plans, this is worth the trip. It's a small museum, but has a good collection. The aircraft we wanted to see (YF-17, YF-23) are located on the other side of the field...More

Thank Snowcats95
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very limited number of exhibits and it will not take more than an hour or two to visit and view everything. However, there are some interesting things to view and is definitely worth a visit for the aviation enthusiest

Thank Shrike2747
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is very small museum, I was hoping for more kind of cramped, needs more room for displays of aircraft. Nice staff what is there is interesting but you can look at everything in less than 1 hour.

Thank FilAmfighter1
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We visited the museum today and really enjoyed their offerings. We initially had difficulty finding the place, and because it is on a real airport, you need to enter a code on the keypad for them to buzz you in. It is run by volunteers,...More

Thank Cheryal
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a comparatively small museum but it has some fascinating exhibits - notably the Northrop YF-23. It is very informative and has some unusual things not found elsewhere. Can spend a couple of hours enjoyably

Thank Sunilvk64
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The Northrop/McDonnell Douglas, YF-23, Gray Ghost is enclosed in a fenced area at the end of the air field, away from the museum, but the staff will run you down there and provide access upon request. The museum collection is rich but the displays are...More

1  Thank PhotoCouple
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Gaetano's Restaurant
126 reviews
.97 km away
Shrimp By You
9 reviews
.97 km away
Primo Italia
16 reviews
.91 km away
China Buffett
30 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
South Coast Botanic Garden
77 reviews
2.00 km away
Lomita Railroad Museum
20 reviews
2.08 km away
Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preserve Beach
10 reviews
2.95 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Western Museum of Flight staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit