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Hiller Aviation Museum

601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
+1 650-654-0200
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Nice Museum.

Stumbled across this museum in the Bay Area by accident and I am glad we found it. It has a good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VoyageReport
Small with a punch

It's easy to miss the place, a small building just off the freeway junction going to San Mateo... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Albert D
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601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
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"gift shop is"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"air show"
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"on display"
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"great place to take the kids"
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"all ages"
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"hands on activities"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this museum in the Bay Area by accident and I am glad we found it. It has a good selection of aircraft but the main draw card was the B747 nose which was pretty cool explore. This museum has plenty of free parking...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

It's easy to miss the place, a small building just off the freeway junction going to San Mateo bridge. Most of the displays are related to Hiller helicopters and other Hiller products which surprisingly includes a toy gun. Quite cramped considering the eclectic displays although...More

Thank Albert D
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A great way to learn about the history of aviation from the beginning, including concept ideas that never flew until present day. I particularly liked the section on woman in flight. My eight and ten year old boys loved all the simulators and displays they...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This not a huge museum, but touches on the history of flight with examples of early aircraft. There a nice section on helicopters. There are some interactive exhibits and videos. There are other interactive activities that have an added cost.

Thank Glen N
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This museum has many items with which to listen, see, and try. It is interactive and has friendly helpful staff. We learned some new things during our 1 hour and 45 minute stay. We purchased some flying machines to play with at home. If you...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

You don't need to be an airplane enthusiast to enjoy this pearl of a museum. Airplanes from the beginning of aviation, storytelling, interactive experiences, drone academy and much more. It's special to be seated in the cockpit of a 747. Sign up for a membership...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

What this is not: a war bird museum like most. Hiller was a pioneer in vertical flight and much of the display is dedicated to that. The only outside static display is the nose section of an old 747. Inside there are early 1900's craft,...More

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We have visited the Hiller Aviation Museum on a few occasions. The displays are very interesting. There is so much aviation history to explore during your visit. We really enjoyed all of our visits to the museum.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I was on a weekend trip to visit my daughter and the two of se decide to make a stop at this great aviation museum mainly because I am a pilot and aviation geek. There are a lot of great things to see including the...More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Love visiting. Great place to take the kids. Very kid friendly. My kids loved it. The yearly event was also fun

Thank Gina F
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