What travelers are saying
- This is a very small airpark, only 4 planes on display. However, it is very cool to see these planes up close. We were lucky enough to arrive on a day when a docent was there who actually worked on them during his time in the service. What a wealth of knowledge he was! Doesn't take long to see them. But, good displays and write ups and good for a short visit. Also, right next door to another airpark so if timed right, you could spend quite a bit of time wandering around and reading. Do remember this is the desert though and all displays are outside. Bring water and suncoverings.Written 14 May 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited this airpark in conjunction with the Blackbird airpark next to it. On the day we were there, there was no docent or anyone to talk to on the Joe Davies side. However, there are so many different aircraft with great placards of their history that it is easily toured by yourself. There is also a little pavilion with tables if you want to take a picnic lunch. Remember this is completely outside in the desert so bring water and suncovering.Written 14 May 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- a great way to avoid LA but the roads are bumpy but under construction and they are actively working on improvingWritten 24 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great place to bring the family on a hot summer day.. clean and safe.. only down side is you can only bring one bottle water for each person in your group. No outside foods or snacks allowed. They search your bags. Does get pretty crowded and not enough seating or shady areas for busy days. You can rent cabanas, but they seem to always be sold out.. Showers available and lockers also available to rent. They have a snack/food area to order and sit to eat, but very pricey.Written 4 May 2021
- No frills and thrills. Just a hiking path in the desert with up and down hills. I think about 3 miles long. No water-so take your own. I enjoyed the walk, did it several times during my two week visit in PalmdaleWritten 6 September 2022
- Stopped by the Lamont Odett Vista Point on the way home. Took in the view overlooking Palmdale Lake and the Antelope Valley and got a little fresh air to knock out the grogginess from the long drive up the 14 freeway.Written 24 December 2019
- Hidden brewery but really nice place. They have great bear and live music. Additionally you can visit nearby field of cactuses.Written 3 December 2022
- I liked that Courson Park Pool. Very comfortable for swimming.
There were basketball nets, a shelter,benches and high lights.
There is even a playground for the little kids.
This is a must see!Written 25 July 2020
- This is the Aquaduct Vista.
It was hot when we walked all of the Aquaduct Vista.
The mountains were attractive!
There were people fishing.
We hiked the hole Aquaduct Vista.
A must see!Written 15 January 2021
- As the name says, it's in the desert, but covered by green lawn, creating a peaceful atmosophere. We went early in the morning while it was cool, and waited till the gate was opened. It was quiet and pleasant. After placing flowers on my friend's wife's memorial plate, we sat in the folding chairs and looked at a photo album and talked about the fond memories from 40 years ago. There were a couple of people visiting their loved ones' resting places.Written 21 July 2023
- Stores and dining outlets here are only so-so, and there are too many things that don't work simply because they're not being properly attended.
Case in point: the kiddie rides. You hardly dare to load all those coins into the slots, because there is no guarantee they will actually operate, and apparently no way to retrieve or be reimbursed if they don't. No one seems to check on anything here.
The indoor play area is a great idea, but again, there is a failure to follow through and make it a really good place to give little kids a break after their parents pause in or have finished shopping.
Case in point: there doesn't appear to be an age limit, when one is badly needed. We were there with a toddler, and half a dozen really big, bullying-type older pre-teens and teenagers were running around boisterously chasing each other, nearly trampling the little ones, and constantly pushing in front of the smaller fry to use the slides, climbing structures, and other play stations.
The parents of this older, larger kids were nowhere in sight, and the several times I politely intervened when something especially egregious was going on, with the possibility of hurting one of the little ones, brought only rude scoffing and no change in behavior.
An appropriate age limit might be 10 years old, as the play area, by the structures it contains and the activities it provides, really is pitched to younger children, who are there with parents or caretakers monitoring them.
I am happy that the mall owners saw fit to create such a nice space. And I do appreciate all the efforts, in this time of Covid, to keep it clean -- the space is cleared periodically so that the carpets can be vacuumed and the structures disinfected -- but that doesn't matter if you don't think its safe enough to let a child play there.
A clearly posted age-limit, along with some occasional low-key monitoring to encourage compliance without embarrassing anyone, could help remedy the problem.
Overall, though, people who work here need to walk through the mall spaces, including the play area, at least daily to make sure everything is running smoothly. That includes seeing to it that anything not working will be fixed promptly, and in the meantime be posted with "Out of Order" signs so that mall-goers won't continue to pump coins into stuff that doesn't work, and may not have worked for a long time.Written 20 October 2022
- The librarians were very friendly.
There were tables and chairs.
The books were well taken care of them.
Outside they had lots of male-up flowers.
Worthwhile to see!Written 24 July 2020
- The city hall is beige and the roof is red.
There are alot of trees here!
Worthwhile to see.
There is alo a walkway. I like that!Written 13 July 2020
- The place is huge, yet inviting. There are so many beers to try and it is easy to find a space of your own to relax, have a beer and talk with your friends. There is a myriad of beers to try, explore and share. You can bring in your own food and have a place to eat and drink. There are games to play as wellWritten 28 February 2020
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