Tustin, California: Two Giant Airship HangarsBuilt of wood during World War II. Slightly smaller, and not as stylish, as the giant airship hangar in Mountain View, California, but still impressive. There are two, but you'll only be able to get close to the southern one.
- Valencia South Loop Rd, Tustin, CA
- I-405 exits 8 or 8A. Turn right onto Dyer Rd and drive southeast for about two miles. Turn left onto Jamboree Rd. You'll see one of the hangars on the left; take the first exit onto Warner/Park Ave (it may not be marked). Drive north to the hangar.
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Visitor Tips and News About Two Giant Airship Hangars
The airship hangars have been used as sets for many movies, including The Hindenburg and the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.[Gene Murrell, 07/01/2014]
Can't get too close to the hangars, but they are freaking huge.[Robert, 04/26/2012]
The two voluminous hangars at Marine Corps Air Station Tustin were built for airships in 1942 for Navy coastal patrolling. It's no longer a military base, but the hangars still stand.