Santa Monica, California: Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3

Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3 Aircraft up on a pole, with a statue of Donald W. Douglas and his dog Wunderbar on the ground. At night the DC-3 wing and tail navigation lights, rotating beacon, and landing light are on.

Santa Monica Airport

Address:
3100 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA
Directions:
Santa Monica Airport, on the corner of Airport Avenue, and Donald Douglas Loop S.
Hours:
Plaza lit at night. Museum 10-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
310-398-2500
Admission:
Plaza: free; Museum: $6-10
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Donald W. Douglas and his dog.

Museum of Flying Plaza

The plaza was dedicated on March 21, 2009, and includes a statue of Donald W. Douglas, founder of Douglas Aircraft Company, and his dog. There are information panels about his planes during WWII, and a DC-3 named "The Spirit of Santa Monica" in honor of Douglas' maiden flight from Santa Monica Airport. Across the parking lot is the Museum of Flying, which has a Navy fighter Jet beside it.

[Marc B, 07/29/2017]

DC-3

Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3

Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3 Aircraft mounted in the air as if in flight. With a statue of Donald W. Douglas and his dog Wunderbar. At night the DC-3 wing and tail navigation lights, rotating beacon, and landing light are on. It is next to the future new home of the Museum of Flight.

[David Kamada, 02/11/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Statue of Teenage Myrna Loy, At Her High SchoolStatue of Teenage Myrna Loy, At Her High School, Venice, CA - 1 mi.
Mosaic Tile HouseMosaic Tile House, Venice, CA - 1 mi.
Parking Meter - Henry Medina BuildingParking Meter - Henry Medina Building, Los Angeles, CA - 2 mi.
In the region:
F-104D-15-LO On a Stick, Burbank, CA - 13 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Pickled Pioneer, Menlo, Washington (Feb 22-28, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now