One of the great things about being located in Norco is our central location. There’s plenty to see and do right in Norco, but we’re not limited by the city limits. We’re surrounded by a dozen other communities, each with its own flavor and set of unique attractions.
That’s why we’re taking a break from our Norco Picks series this week. Don’t worry, though: we aren’t traveling far. This week we’re highlighting a destination perfect for the airplane enthusiast in your life: the Planes of Fame Air Museum in nearby Chino, CA.
Planes of Fame Air Museum
Founded by Ed Maloney in 1957, the Planes of Fame Air Museum was then simply known as “The Air Museum.” As the only one of its kind west of the Mississippi, it needed no further introduction. Maloney had a vision for the need to preserve our nation’s World War II aircraft and began collecting planes when doing so was far from fashionable.
The museum has grown over the years, adding flying aerial displays an even a second location near the Grand Canyon in Valle, Arizona.
The collection is massive: almost 160 planes, nearly all of which are in excellent display condition. Many are functional and participate in aerial displays.
The museum’s hours are 10am-5pm every day except Saturday, when the museum opens at 9. Admission is $15 for adults, $6 for kids 5 to 11, and free for those 4 and under.
Are you a private or hobby pilot? You can actually fly in to the museum instead of driving! How cool is that?
After Your Visit
Whatever day you visit, the museum closes at 5pm – just in time for dinner! Come visit us at The Field House for a delicious end to your adventure.