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Alameda Naval Air Museum

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Address: 2151 Ferry Point Road, Alameda, CA 94501
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+1 510-522-4262
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Alameda's Naval History

I think from a women's point of view the docent and the exhibits could use a little sprucing up. I suffered from allergies from the time I entered this museum. From a man's point... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Santee, California

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Minden Nevada
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best time meeting with new groups and the history in this ship is just amazing, we did get a lot of EVPs and Orbs and actually sleeping on the ship was not bad at all loved it in fact we loved it so much we are going again next year with our friends a group of 20... More 

Thank Susan B
Santee, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I think from a women's point of view the docent and the exhibits could use a little sprucing up. I suffered from allergies from the time I entered this museum. From a man's point of view this place is jam packed with military history, uniforms, great exhibit of WWI and WWII facts and memorabilia. They have a small theater for... More 

1 Thank jkblu58
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is a very small collection made up of mostly lesser items. You basically make one relatively small U in a room and that's it. Every museum has a certain amount of good stuff vs. filler but this one is mostly filler. Also, the guy manning the entrance was not the least bit friendly. This must have been a labor... More 

Thank John W
Edmond, Oklahoma
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110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Like the title says, I'm a bit biased. I've been to several NAS museums and by far the best is Pensacola. this place can't hold a candle to it. To be fair, not many places can. There really isn't much here, but I go to a Naval Air Museum to look at planes...

Thank sasnks
Alameda, California
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207 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

So many exhibits to see, not just Naval history but aviation history too. The volunteers are enthused in the work as well. I spent a couple of hours and didn't even see everything!

Thank mackanna
Stockport, UK
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155 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

great place for children and adults. Plenty of "hans on" things and also a nice little quiz to keep the children occupied

Thank margaretpat
Oakland, California
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The curator keeps things changing, so that numerous visits don't get stale. I served with the Naval Air Force, so saw a lot of things I had seen and studied.

1 Thank William H
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146 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

lived here when i was younger as my father was stationed on the base and also met my husband here. so sad to see how everything has fallen apart and left to rot. i am sure it would cost a lot of money to fix this area up and most likely has asbestos in the buildings. there is the USS... More 

Thank nwarners66
Alameda, California
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013

What a delightful museum! It's jam packed with the history of the Naval Air Station which was open from 1940 to 1997. There's a China Clipper exhibit, a Jimmy Doollittle display and thousands of pieces of memoribilia, uniforms, model ships and planes... If you're really lucky, one of the retired military men will give you a guided tour. For a... More 

1 Thank Susan_Johnsen
Oakland, CA
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The curator is living history -- a very tough old lady who worked on aircraft maintenance during WWII. I hope she's still there. The WWII collection is quirky and some newspaper cuttings provided an interesting impression of the times. All in all, it's worth a visit.

Thank mzee

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