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Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos

(4.5/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
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  • 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 propell...  more »
  • 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. 
  • 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 volunte...  more »
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  • Had such a fun time here with my 5 and 2 year old! Probably would be better for school aged children, but my boys were still thrilled to see the planes and other craft up close. Docents are very sweet and happy to talk about the planes, and they have a great gift shop. It's a smallish museum and you can see all there is in an hour or two.
  • At $16, I found the cost of admission a little steep for a museum of this size, but it was otherwise a very enjoyable way to kill a few hours before catching a flight. The staff was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. They were glad to point out all kinds of great exhibits that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Walking around inside the old 747-100 was really neat, and the obsolete cockpit was fascinating. There were a lot of cool reconstructions of early prototypes.
  • Medium sized museum w/lots of aircraft from different eras on display, connected onto real airport to show off additional aircraft like during Helifest special events. Free parking. Burger King adjacent.
  • Good information about the history of Hiller and display of all prototypes that he actually worked on. Also, you'll find different aircraft engines and other helicopter models along with flight simulators. Overall, decent collection and great place for kids.
  • Very small place but pleasant. The gift store has a lot of small comercial airplane replicas and many other cool items.