Estrella WarBirds Museum

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Estrella Warbirds Museum is one of the fastest growing museums in CA


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There is always plenty to do and see at Estrella Warbirds Museum whether you are 3 or 93!


"Warbirds Over Paso" Air Show
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Armament & Ordnance


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Aircraft at the museum can be privately owned and on display, on loan from military organizations or belong to Estrella Warbirds Museum


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Welcome to the Woodland Family Automobile Display


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Note: In order to keep the displays looking fresh, some of the listed vehicles may be temporarily cycled out for maintenance, on loan, or to make room for other vehicles.

Missiles On DIsplay at Estrella Warbirds Museum


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Vehicles on display are frame up restorations. Got talent? We've got more to do.


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Brooks Building

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The Estrella WarBird Museum Board of Directors completed construction of the 4,950 square foot Brooks Building, in early 2009. The "Brooks Building" was named such to recognize Ron and Jackie Brooks, long-time volunteers, museum members and supporters. Ron currently serves as the Site Maintenance Coordinator, resident electrician, (among other 'duties as assigned') and Jackie serves as the gift shop manager. Both have served on the Estrella Warbirds Museum Board of Directors. Together, Ron & Jackie have dedicated countless hours to help insure the success of the museum, of which the Board is forever grateful.

The Brooks Building sits adjacent to Freedom Hall. We can now display numerous larger military vehicles directly outside the facility as part of a central vehicle viewing area. Volunteers have worked endless hours to insure a quality presentation to the visiting audience.

The facility was designed to house many of the restored military vehicles, a collection of inert bombs, missiles a minor restoration garage and a storage area for military uniforms. The museum had plenty of hangar space to store many of the warbirds, but many of the previously restored vehicles needed to be spread out "where ever there was room." Unfortunately, that sometimes meant the vehicles were not readily available to the viewing public. It was necessary to store vehicles in the restoration garage. This limited the amount of space available for actual restoration work on other vehicles.


The majority of vehicles on display have been painstakingly reconstructed from the frame up. This also means that the vehicles were restored to a point where they can be and are utilized to represent the Estrella WarBird Museum at local community events, parades, etc.

Several of the vehicles are consistent "Show Winners" at such community events.

Look closely. There is a Willys Jeep, a Ford Jeep, a Dodge Power Wagon, a Burma Jeep, all restored through a combined labor of love by dedicated museum volunteers. Most of the vehicles were originally acquired as rusted buckets of junk, left to deteriorate, forgotten, and left never be remembered. The Estrella WarBird Museum is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft and memorabilia, to those who flew and worked on them. Our approach, however, is not to glorify conflict but rather to make a future generation aware of the fact our way of life does not come without sacrifice. These vehicles are just a few of the many on location throughout the museum.


Museum visitors get a chance to watch some of the minor restoration work going on in the "Busted Knuckles" garage, a separate section of the Brooks.  This allows for detailed minor restoration projects apart from the larger and separate restoration garage.

Brooks Display

Towards the end of 2011 and into the first month of 2012, even more display area was completed on the Brooks Building, adding just over 2500 square feet. Paso Robles sets in a rather hot and arid area. This additional covered space allows protection from the searing sun during the summer months.

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