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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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Awesome History of Helicopters

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Fremont, California

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Fremont, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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325 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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 (Bangalore), 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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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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