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Hiller Aviation Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A day with the Grandkids

A lot of vintage aircraft with excellent displays and history information. Very easy to get to from... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Michael D
San Jose, California
Small, but Interesting Museum of Bay Area Aviation History

This somewhat out-of-the-way little museum on highway 101 is about 10 miles south of SFO at a... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
Columbus, Indiana
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The Hiller Aviation Museum preserves the legacy of flight and provides inspiration for future generations. Over forty unique and innovative aircraft are on display. Realistic flight simulators and open aircraft cockpits (including the popular Boeing...more
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601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070-2702
+1 650-654-0200
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A lot of vintage aircraft with excellent displays and history information. Very easy to get to from Highway 101. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This somewhat out-of-the-way little museum on highway 101 is about 10 miles south of SFO at a little general aviation airport. It covers nicely the early aviation pioneers in the region, including Eugene Ely who landed the first airplane onto a ship (the modified cruiser...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Recently visited this museum. I have passed it many times but never took the time to stop and go inside. This is a great place, lots of information and great historical pieces. From engines to propellers to airplanes and helicopters. Overall it was a good...More

Thank GRO3
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Hiller Aviation Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. A hidden treasure right in our backyard on the Peninsula. Don't miss the annual air show / helicopter day, too. Very fun event.

Thank dannyboytravels
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a fun and interesting museum for aviation fans of all ages. The museum is compact, and full of exhibits. The partial 747 outside is amazing; we were able to sit in the pilots seat! The volunteer guides are very enthusiastic too. We liked...More

Thank WestCoastFamiles
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Your kids will go crazy over the interactive nature of this museum. Whether its piloting their own airplane (simulation), climbing through the cockpit of some pretty spiffy planes or simply getting in the spirit of the aviation world, the Hiller is the place to be....More

Thank 415Mark650
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Hiller Aviation is not a large musuem so it's perfect for restless children who can't handle a large museum and its perfect for aviation or military enthusiasts. It has a lot of interactive exhibits on the weekend where kids can pretend to fly. It...More

Thank Aleida l
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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...More

Thank Nevetsstan
Reviewed 25 November 2016 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...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 24 October 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...More

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