If you are interested in aircraft, this is a great place to visit. Situated on the perimeter of March Airforce Base, there is something poetic about wandering around old war aircraft, and watching and hearing modern military jets take off adjacent to where you are.
Outside, you can view amazing examples of most of the great military aircraft such as the amazing B52, FB-111, the great F-4 Phantom, TopGun's F-14 Tomcat, the alltime great C-47 Dakota, the superb B29 and several Mig fighters, as well as many more favourites.
The main hangar houses the most amazing aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird. Seeing this beauty made me shiver, as I recalled having seen one at the Farnborough Airshow back in 1974 when it broke the speed record flying from USA to UK, and went of public display before breaking another record on the return journey. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the aircraft is the revolutionary engines that propelled this speedster. Now out of service, the opportunity to see the Blackbird is even more special.
The museum also has a restoration hangar where you can view ongoing projects, as well as an information desk manned by informative members, and a shop stocked with interesting aviation products and souvenirs.
As well as being an aircraft museum, there are really nice and well laid out memorials. An example being one for recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as a memorial for War Dogs and Handlers. There has been a lot of love gone into creating these. Well worth walking around and remembering the sacrifice made by these men and animals, for our freedom. We should never forget.
Orange Empire Railway Museum acquires, preserves, studies, exhibits & interprets artifacts & documents of the rail transportation industry in order to educate the public on the technology, history & impact of rail transportation in Southern California and the West. The museum was founded in 1956. Located at this site since 1958, it has become the largest railway museum in the western United States.
Skydive Perris is one of my all time favorite drop zones. Novice or experienced, you will have fun here. I was there for a week and the staff was calling me for loads after one day of fun jumping. They have an excellent cafe and super fun bar. The bar is plastered with skydiving memorabilia and TV's broadcast the latest vids. The cafe and bar both have huge floor to ceiling windows so you can watch the outside action and not miss a thing.
PERRIS VALLEY SKYDIVING SCHOOL.
Selection to chose from:
Tandem: from $189
Accelerated Freefall: from $349
Open 7 days a week.
Weekdays 8.30am - sunset
Weekends 7.30am - sunset.