Lyon Air Museum is located in a hangar on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, CA. The museum was established by Major General William Lyon (the real estate magnate), designed to “preserve the stories of the greatest generation in aviation.” Lyon Air Museum is riveting, amplified by the continuous sounds of airplane and helicopter takeoffs and landings which fill every inch of the 30,000 square foot facility. The exhibit is comprised of impressive and rare, meticulously cared for World War II aircraft, automobiles and motorcycles. There is also an intriguing hour-long documentary currently running in the attached theatre about WWII Japanese fire balloons. Some would say, however, that the best part of the museum is the historical memorabilia dedicated to experience through tactile learning.