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Address: 601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
Phone Number: +1 650-654-0200
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Open cockpit day

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
via mobile

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 October 24, 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 October 21, 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 October 16, 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.

Thank karsten lumbye j
Sunnyvale, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a wonderful place...go when there is a special exhibit...lots of beautiful trains were on exhibit and for sale. There were even special items from Germany . Very knowledgeable people and just a lovely afternoon.

Thank Bernadette F
Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is a little museum packed with airplanes, both reproductions and actual artifacts. Comprehensive gift shop with lots of clever mementos for all ages, including models, costumes, and lapel pins. They offer summer day camp and tours for school groups. You don't need a lot of time to see this attraction, but it's a must if you love planes.

Thank RabbiWendy
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after seeing the sign on 101 and were not disappointed. It's a small museum, but the exhibits are tended with loving care and the ex-747 pilot who showed us round the 747 outside was absolutely charming!

Thank David011158
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I visited the Hiller Aviation Museum with my spouse and both of us enjoyed viewing various plane and helicopter models. We also enjoyed the most in flight simulation experience of a flight pilot

Thank Mona M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

$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

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