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March Field Air Museum

March Field Air Museum

For those with an interest in military and aircrafts, the March Field Air Museum is a must visit for any Riverside, CA local or visitor. The music is accredited by the AAM, and offers various events throughout the year. Additionally, this is the oldest continuously operated military airfield located on the West Coast. Furthermore, it was where it all started, leading to the modern Air Force the nation depends on today.

This is considered a Top-Rated attraction in Riverside. The location is open all year Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays.

They are closed on major holidays, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s. However, they remain open for government holidays, including Labor Day, Memorial Day, Presidents Day, and MLK Jr. Day.


There are many different exhibits to learn about and enjoy, providing something for everyone to find fun. The attraction offers more than 70 types of aircrafts, with over 30,000 various artifacts. It is their goal to help promote and increase the awareness and understanding of aircraft history.

It has been home to various aviation pioneers over the last 100 years, some being anonymous while others are famous. In their wake, they left various artifacts that range from flight gear to aircrafts, uniforms to simulators, and photos to their personal belongings.

Experience what it was like to walk through a WWI trench line while the fastest manned aircraft of the time fly’s overhead, the SR-71 Blackbird, casting a shadow.

Experience what like to be surrounded by helicopters in the Vietnam period, or stand under a B-52 Stratofortress’ wings.

Other aircrafts you can get up close with include the B-17G “Starduster” and B-29A “Three Feathers” from WWII era.

The exhibits at this location cover a large range of topics which explores the in-depth history of the March Air Reserve Base, originally March Field. You can learn more about the space exploration history by touring Mission Control, and much more.

Strategic Reconnaissance

A popular sight is the strategic reconnaissance, where you get to explore the world of surveillance technology in aviation. This newer exhibit provides cameras from various aircrafts that traces tactical reconnaissance evolution, intelligence collections and video presentations collected by air. It also provides an in-depth look into the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.


Museum members and children under 4 years old get free admissions. Children between the ages of 5 and 11 have a $5 admission, while adult admission is $10 per person.

Active Guard, Active Duty, and Active Reserves get free admission with DOD ID card.

Military Veterans get free admission on specified dates:

  • War Dog Remembrance Day (Feb. 17)
  • Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day (March 24)
  • Veterans Day (Nov. 11)


The March Field Air Museum is located at: 22550 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, California