Growing up, I’ve always been fascinated with history. It’s my favorite subject. In fact, I was close to majoring in history just so I could drown myself in the pages of history books and learn more about things I had already acquainted myself with – particularly the early 1900s up to the Second World War. Truth be told, the 1940s just seem to amaze me.
Obviously, life had a different plan for me.
Chris and I explored Chino’s Planes of Fame Museum after I impulsively bought tickets off Groupon nearly two months ago. $11 for two entrance tickets to the museum – 50% off so definitely a steal.
Air museums are equally just as cool as regular museums. The only downfall is that you can smell the gasoline from the planes; however, everything is so beautiful. I really enjoyed the Planes of Fame Museum. The place had a good amount of planes and we explored nearly four hangars. The museum’s ultimate goal is to get several planes in working condition again, so Chris made a small donation to their vintage soda machine (I got excited and expected a vintage can to pop out, but nope, it was a regular-looking Dr. Pepper can).
A hangar was specifically designed to showcase planes that were flown during World War II. In that same hangar was a giant map of the major operations that took place during World War II in Europe.
The air museum does live shows and let their working planes soar in the sky during the first weekend of every month – so I’m definitely stopping by soon to see these planes fly high!
After our trip, Chris and I went to eat at our favorite gastropub, 1776. The place was packed since it was the Dodgers’ opening game for the new season. We also tried their pulled pork nachos (I try my hardest not to eat meat but I fail sometimes) for the first time and oh my lanta, it was an amazing experience.
Now, on three, hiiiiighway to the dayngaaaa zone I’ll take you ridin’ to the dayngaaaa zone.
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Planes of Fame Museum
14998 Cal Aero Dr
Chino CA 91710