The City of Chino can be found in San Bernardino County, California and is accessible from the Chino Valley and Pomona Freeways. The city is not an obvious tourist destination but the ease of access for travelers and the city’s two unusual, but fascinating, aircraft collections make a journey worthwhile.
Chino and the surrounding area has long been a center of agriculture but Chino is now being recognized as a great place to grow up, having won awards for being one of the best youth communities in the United States. Whether you hope to learn about the past, present or future of Chino, or simply enjoy the Chino Hills, here is our guide to the best things to do in Chino, California.
1. Planes of Fame Air Museum
Planes of Fame is the most popular tourist attraction in the city of Chino. Here, visitors will find a vast and impressive collection of antique aircraft, some of which have been restored and are in flying condition. The museum was first opened in 1957 and was the first air museum in the United States west of the Mississippi River. The museum began with only 10 aircrafts but has grown impressively since then an now houses around 150 planes, including 50 flyable aircraft. The growth of the museum from a collection of ten planes to 150 has been a long one, beginning just after the second world war and continuing to this day. The mission of Planes of Fame is the same now as it was then however, to preserve the history of aviation and to inspire and educate future generations.