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Hiller Aviation Museum

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Address: 601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
Phone Number: 650-654-0200
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Compact, but nice

$15 to get in for those over 17 years of age. Outside in the back is a cockpit and engine from a 747. Lots of picture opportunities with planes hanging from the ceiling as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

$15 to get in for those over 17 years of age. Outside in the back is a cockpit and engine from a 747. Lots of picture opportunities with planes hanging from the ceiling as well as on the floor. Gift shop is nice with a variety of aircraft related items.

Thank mitzicat1
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a relatively small air museum but worth the visit if you have younger children. In addition to various planes, jets, helicopters and other types of aviation exhibits, they also have 10+ flight simulators and a drone training area. The simulators and drones are an additional fee, mostly $5 or less. There is also a store in the building.... More 

Thank ConstantTraveller74
San Carlos,Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much fun Helicopters, Planes and a history of Bay Area Airports. My wife and I had a great time, a great afternoon adventure!

Thank TurekSound
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We stay next door at the fairfield when we visit san fran. We were lucky this time to be visiting for the museums Helifest. Great surprise and lots of helicopters civilian and military. Our 2 year old loved it especially the play area. Its one of thise places you might not thunk to out on a visit to san fran... More 

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Thank kiwigrrl99
Oakland, CA
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Like the Oakland Aviation Museum, the Hiller is a relatively small but very fun stop for a family or anyone interested in aviation history. The Oakland one has more military planes, more opportunities to enter more cockpits (especially on "open cockpit days"), plus the Flying Boat from Raiders of the Lost Ark. But the Hiller is more about civilian or... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

An amazing collection of unique aircraft and replicas of famous aircraft. Impressed with the historical context of each aircraft and it is a walk through time of California aviation history. Impressed with the restoration shop and especially thrilled with the ability to climb into the cockpit of a 747 and many other aircraft. Fly the Wright Flyer simulator. Sit in... More 

Thank Nick B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A lot of information to digest in one day. Several hands on displays are very educational and entertaining. The staff is very helpful.

Thank Gordon R
Carson City
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Have been to hiller many times with my Grand children we have always had a super time. Enjoyed the sit in experiences as well as just looking and reading of the air styed machines. Food available and great docents also.

Thank Frank S
Atascadero, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great place to take the kids and/or your parents. Fun and interactive way to learn aviation history.

Thank Aussiemomt2
SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Bet you didn't know San Carlos had such a rich aviation history! So many cool planes to see - my favorite is the "Copter in a Can" (that's not the real name) - can you find it?The aviation show put on every summer is exciting, and Santa lands at Hiller by helicopter every December, is met by the Fire Department,... More 

Thank lpinsc

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