Mojave, California: Airplane Graveyard

Vast inventory of retired jets sit in the desert. Visitors have been kept at a distance since 9/11, but you can see the airplanes in a drive-by from miles away.

Mojave Airport

Airport Blvd., Mojave, CA
Mojave Airport. East of town, north of Mojave-Barstow Hwy. No close public access to lines of scrap aircrafts.
Tours of Main Flightline available, not scrap areas.
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Rotary Rocket.

Rocket Park and Airplane Graveyard

Great little diner-type "Voyager" restaurant for breakfast or lunch next to main building on Flightline, straight ahead after airport entrance (on 58, east of town). Just across from restaurant is the "Memorial Park" for visitors, which includes Rotary Rocket and replicas of Voyager and SpaceshipOne.

[Scott, 12/07/2014]

Airplane graveyard.

Airplane Graveyard

Just an FYI, you can't get close to the planes and I was told not to take pictures of them because they are still active....

[BillieJo, 03/26/2014]

Control tower.

Airplane Graveyard

The airplane graveyard can be hit or miss in terms of what's in stock when you visit. I've been three times, with varying numbers of planes. There's always something to see, though, so it's well worth a quick detour off the 14.

[BR, 10/07/2011]
Airplane Graveyard - Space Ship One

My dad drove my family out the the airplane graveyard because he had to drive up there for his work and it was on our way to Edwards AFB. It was a really cold Sunday morning when my family got to the town and took a joy ride. I saw some really old jets and other planes, including a C-130. Also the air/space port have a little park with a rocket, and Space Ship One on display now.

[Felicia Avendano, 11/22/2008]

Planes lines up.

Airplane Graveyard

I'm in the film industry in Los Angeles and they use this airport for filming a LOT! I've worked on several commercials, movies and TV there, including "Hot Shots" and "Jag." They also launched the first non-NASA manned space flight "SpaceShipOne" from there.

[Tony Potter, 04/25/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Rotary Rocket Roton and Space Ship One ReplicaRotary Rocket Roton and Space Ship One Replica, Mojave, CA - < 1 mi.
Desert Truck Service ManDesert Truck Service Man, Mojave, CA - 2 mi.
S.S. MinnowS.S. Minnow, Tehachapi, CA - 10 mi.
In the region:
The Musical Road, Lancaster, CA - 23 mi.

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