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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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Good Day at the Hiller Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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.

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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.

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Belmont, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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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

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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.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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!

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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 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very informative and unusual information, worth the visit. The store has very unique gifts and presents. The staff is very helpful. Very close to the San Carlos airport and to the airport restaurant.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lots of open areas for kids to enjoy, great displays. Friendly staff. Very nice store area attach, with lots of interesting items to see and/ or buy.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are some great exhibits and a lot to be learned from the displays and exhibits here. I was impressed with the depth of background on the local history of aviation.

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