Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of a Visit: 2?4 hours
Focus: American-made aircraft
Number of Aircraft in the Collection: More than 200
Most Popular Attraction: F/A-18 Hornet Blue Angels Jet
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: The aircraft are restored to airworthy condition.
Q&A with Yanks Air Museum
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
At Yanks you won't believe your eyes as you discover a century of aviation legends, from the 1903 Flyer to the huge collection of WWII fighters and even today's F-15, F-16 and F-18 jet aircraft. Expect the unexpected with the size, variety and rarity of this vast collection. Visit with veterans, re-enactors and volunteers, take a flight, tour the boneyard and shop in the best aviation gift shop around. Be sure to join the Yanks family, you will want to come back again and again!.
Apart from your business's most popular attractions, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We recently unveiled a new children's amusement ride; now kids can take to the skies in this fun aviation carousel attraction free with admission!
On the every third Saturday of each month, we have an "Open Cockpit Day," which allows kids and adults to sit inside the cockpit of a featured aircraft. On these days, we also do inside tours of our very rare EC-121 Constellation.
We also open the C-47 Skytrain, where re-enactors come in and do a "Jump Master" tour, which allows kids to "jump" from the airplane onto a giant soft cushion.
A working cattle ranch set on more than 350 acres of hilly terrain, Heaven's Ranch invites visitors to enjoy such equine entertainment as lessons and scenic rides through a vast network of trails. An experienced staff oversees operation of the facilities, including two large round pens and two outdoor training arenas.
The 100'x100' and 100'x180' arenas give beginning and intermediate students plenty of space to learn at their own pace during lessons. Riding instructors Annee and Laura guide their classes through challenges, which aim to foster confidence and comfort. Instruction is tailored to riders' individual goals, whether they want to take a casual weekend ride or find a dramatic way to escort their date to prom.
The Santa Ana Canyon and views of the Cleveland National Park surround Talking Horse Riding Stables.Belgian draft horses, and steeds for riders of all skill-level ferry equestrians past cattle pastures and scenic gullies during trail rides. Guides ask that all students wear long pants and closed-toed shoes in case the horse has a tendency to nibble.
A night at Chaparral Entertainment Centers means more than just a few games of bowling—with its up to 48 shining lanes are the main attraction. The alley's lounge hosts live music on Friday and Saturday nights, so bowlers can jam out to a band, karaoke, or a DJ, who might accept requests for "We Are the Champions" after every strike. There's also a big-screen TVs, six pool tables, shuffle board, darts, and an arcade in the lounge. At a full-service snack bar, bowlers can order appetizers to tide them over between frames, and they can choose from up to 44 beers on tap, wine, and liquor.