Castle Air Museum
Drawing visitors from across the country, Castle Air Museum is one of Merced County’s treasures. Located on the site of the former Castle Air Force Base (known as Merced Army Air Field during WWII), the museum a collection of 53 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Era aircraft including:
Boeing B-17G Flyingfortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress
Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
Convair RB-36H Peacemaker
Curtiss C-46D Commando
Douglas A-26B Invader
Douglas C-47A Skytrain
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
For a full list of planes on display, visit the museum’s website: http://www.castleairmuseum.org/
History come alive
This is a place where history truly comes alive. Visitors have close-up views of the planes from paved, handicapped-accessible walkways.
An indoor museum contains many additional Air Force and Army Air Corps artifacts and a B-52 simulator.
The museum holds annual “open cockpit” days when visitors can view the insides of many of the aircraft. Group tours can be arranged. The museum has a gift shop, café, and RV park with full hookups.
Outdoor aircraft display, indoor museum, café, gift shop, and RV park with full hookups.
“Open cockpit” days, veterans’ events, Halloween Fright Night, Christmas Plane Lane-see website for details and times. http://www.castleairmuseum.org/
Group tours can be arranged and school groups are welcome. The museum has produced a teachers’ guide to the museum with classroom activities.
Hours and Entrance Fees
The museum is open every day of the year except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Summer Hours (May – October) are 9-5 and Winter Hours (November-April) are 10-4.
Adults: $10.00 / $12.00 (Open Cockpit Day)
Seniors (60 & up): $8.00
Youths 6 - 17: $8.00
Children 5 & under (with paid adult): Free
Active Duty Military Personnel (with I.D.): Free
Family Pass: $30.00
5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, California 95301
For more information: (209) 723-2178