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Hiller Aviation Museum

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Address: 601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
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+1 650-654-0200
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great Place for Prop and Helicopters

Recently visited this museum. I have passed it many times but never took the time to stop and go inside. This is a great place, lots of information and great historical pieces... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently visited this museum. I have passed it many times but never took the time to stop and go inside. This is a great place, lots of information and great historical pieces. From engines to propellers to airplanes and helicopters. Overall it was a good experience that even kids would enjoy. The only thing I would have liked to have... More 

Thank GRO3
San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hiller Aviation Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. A hidden treasure right in our backyard on the Peninsula. Don't miss the annual air show / helicopter day, too. Very fun event.

Thank dannyboytravels
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun and interesting museum for aviation fans of all ages. The museum is compact, and full of exhibits. The partial 747 outside is amazing; we were able to sit in the pilots seat! The volunteer guides are very enthusiastic too. We liked the gift store; it's full airplane models for purchase. (Also, there's a small public airport... More 

Thank WestCoastFamiles
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your kids will go crazy over the interactive nature of this museum. Whether its piloting their own airplane (simulation), climbing through the cockpit of some pretty spiffy planes or simply getting in the spirit of the aviation world, the Hiller is the place to be. Inquisitive kids and enthusiastic parents will have a field day with so many things to... More 

Thank 415Mark650
Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Hiller Aviation is not a large musuem so it's perfect for restless children who can't handle a large museum and its perfect for aviation or military enthusiasts. It has a lot of interactive exhibits on the weekend where kids can pretend to fly. It has a variety of programs available throughout the year. The gift shop is a fantastic... More 

Thank aleida1004
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went when it was open cockpit day so we were able to sit in the cockpits of all the planes including the 747. Enjoyable experience. Lunch was available to buy from food trunks. Mozzeria came from San Francisco which served delicious Italian stone fired pizzas. These were cooked and run by deaf people so we had to order by... More 

Thank Nevetsstan
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We all take flying as a matter of every day occurrence but there are many unknowns from a child's point of view. And that is where the Hiller Aviation Museum provides a tremendous benefit to today's young aviator... With simple and easy to understand exhibits of both the early days of flight and 'current' aircraft cockpits in addition to many... More 

Thank HikingLee
Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great place to walk through the history and possible the future of aviation. I love the large plane mock up they have in the back. And I love that many of the planes you can walk through and touch. Lots of retired pilots on hand to chat about the things you're seeing and touching and the crew of retired mechanics... More 

Thank Cleavetwo
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Loved the history behind the Hiller company. It's a fairly small museum but parked with much to look at, touch, and read. At 16 dollars per adult it was a little costly but I didn't mind. On the weekend they have a real flight simulator that you can fly for an additional $10 for 10 min. They also have desktop... More 

Thank Luv2hikejulie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had some time to spend on a rainy Sunday and Tripadvisor came up with this suggestion. I was not disappointed. It is a rather small museum, but they have stuffed a lot of planes and helicopters from way back when into the halls - It wasn't crowded and had a nice local ambience to it.

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