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Hiller Aviation Museum

601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
650-654-0200
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in San Carlos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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San Mateo, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Hiller has a wonderful collection of helicopters, planes, including some of the earliest gliders and planes as well as some cool simulation cockpits. There are countless photographs chronicling the history of aviation as well. Much of curation includes information about the technology of aviation. Hiller is located next to the San Carlos airport, making it a fun place to watch... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Hiller Aviation Museum is unique in that also on display are the very early experimental US Army single passenger machines such as the flying platform, the tiny single passenger helicopter, and a few others. There are early twin rotor Hiller helicopters, and flying machines that the average person never knew existed. The airplane collection is also unique...machines never seen... More

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Hayward, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I loved the guided tour it was very informative. I like the interactive aspects, such as the simulator, I like the walk in planes where you can walk in and sit in the pilots seat. All in all everyone should go to the museum

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Irving, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I stopped by while wanting for the helicopter ride down the street. This place has a lot of things to see and take your turn flying a 747.

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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Even if you are not into planes, this museum is still really interesting to understand the history of flight and much with a Bay Area emphasis. We go often for their events and lectures. It is great for small kids, teens and also adults on their own. Their camp programs are great too. Now, every Wed they host food trucks... More

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Daly City, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Good exhibits, some hands-on stuff, lots of aviation history. Engines, photos, planes, oh my! My husband, a friend and I went and would recommend it for anyone who's even peripherally interested in aviation. Nice for both kids and adults.

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Palo Alto
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fun stop for aviation enthusiasts. If you have a couple of young kids who can't get enough of "things that go," it's a great spot for a visit. Fun gift shop.

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Northern California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
53 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Hiller Aviation Museum is a wonderful, interactive museum that offers exhibits and displays that will appeal to all ages. We spent hours here and learned so much about aviation. Parents and children both enjoyed the simulators and found the helicopters and airplane displays fun and interesting. The old posters from TWA, UNITED and PAN AM were beautifully preserved. Lots of... More

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Enjoyed this museum very much. Lots of different aircraft to look at, some hands on and walk through made it even better! Fun gift shop with items those aviation related items, both of historical interest and fun toys that can't be found at the nearby mall. Wonderful staff, many who got to experience the earlier days of flying. My father... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We go here a couple times a year. Really well-displayed exhibits that are interesting for young and old alike. Some simulators you can "fly" yourself. An actual jet (part of it) you can go in and pretend you're a pilot. Should see if you're in San Carlos.

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