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Hiller Aviation Museum

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Address: 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone Number: 650-654-0200
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So much fun!

A great place to visit with family, kids, grandparents, anyone who is remotely interested in aviation. Come on Wednesdays during lunch time, and you can also enjoy the Food Trucks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Laura W
Menlo Park, California
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Bunbury, Australia
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great collection with hands-on displays. The 747 and airport viewing area alone were worth the viisit.

Thank Derfo47
Menlo Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A great place to visit with family, kids, grandparents, anyone who is remotely interested in aviation. Come on Wednesdays during lunch time, and you can also enjoy the Food Trucks parked right outside. A Great Day!

Thank Laura W
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Did not expect how really good was this museum was. Mr Hiller was an amazing inventor. A good display of exhibits of his works, a pioneer in helicopter history.

Thank kevin a
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I have visited here to entertain my boy since he was 4 year old to 7 years old. They have good display of airplanes and helicopter. My boy always enjoy the visit here. Going to the cockpit of the aircraft is quite fun experience. Their shop is very nice with an aviation theme.

Thank shibuyababe
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Hiller's best attractions are the simulators. In addition, we were amazed by the detail and completeness of the exhibit of rotary wing aircraft that Hiller pioneered. We strongly recommend a visit whether Bay Area natives or first time visitors.

Thank Joseph M. B
Belmont, California
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent destination for school children and adults alike. Set up similar to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, it shows the inner and outer working of everything aviation. Be sure to climb into the cockpit of the big plane. And check out the early flying machines as well as the bubbled wheely birds.

Thank sagecoach1
San Carlos, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a fun outing for families and aviation buffs. Also on Wednesdays they have have assorted food trucks at lunch time with some great Bay Area gourmet food trucks participating. Check out the schedule at hiller.org/foodtrucks

1 Thank Bettybestof
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Just the kind of museum to visit with young tween-age kids...the exhibits are interesting and informative with simple simulators to keep things exciting. The aircrafts are beautifully laid out and explained...the open flow helps each member of the family keep their own pace. Go on a Sunday afternoon, it seems relatively quieter.

Thank Pony101
Palo Alto, California
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92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Hiller museum has done a great job of assembling planes from many eras and telling the story of aviation. Before we went, I thought it might be sort of hokey but it turned out to be very interesting and well done. A good way to spend a couple of hours!

Thank Rick H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went today with my children and I was really disappointed. For the price of it I was expecting a larger and more interactive exposition. The place is dusty and it only has a couple of computer games open to public (ok you get to sit on an old helicopter to play one of those, but still it is just... More 

Thank magomago

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