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Hiller Aviation Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070, USA


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About Hiller Aviation Museum

The Hiller Aviation Museum is an aircraft history museum founded by Stanley Hiller in June 1998. It specializes in Northern California aircraft history and helicopter history. The museum is also an affiliate within the Smithsonian Affiliations program. This museum has more than 50 aerospace vehicles along with companion descriptive displays concerning the history of flight.

Attractions Near Hiller Aviation Museum

Bair Island
Bair Island3.41km from Hiller Aviation Museum

Bair Island is a swampland spread over 3,000 acres in Redwood City. It is part of the larger Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. It is surrounded by the Steinberger slough to the northwest and Redwood Creek to the southeast. It is an important ecological wetland, which provides critical habitat for a variety of species, including the endangered California clapper rail and the Salt marsh harvest mouse, and is an important stop for birds on the Pacific Flyway.

San Mateo County History Museum
San Mateo County History Museum3.53km from Hiller Aviation Museum

The San Mateo County History Museum is located in downtown Redwood City. It features exhibits depicting the history of the Peninsula through the times of the Ohlone Indians, the Spanish explorers, the ranchos, pioneer logging, agriculture, dairy farms, whaling, and the Victorian era of great estates.

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve5.13km from Hiller Aviation Museum

This is a 366-acre public recreation area, near the City of San Carlos with trails for hiking and walking one's dog, including an off-leash area. The preserve's six miles of trails offers access to cool canyons and a ridge top with views toward the bay and surrounding hillsides.

Leo J. Ryan Park
Leo J. Ryan Park5.15km from Hiller Aviation Museum

Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park offers 20 acres of lawn areas, lagoon access, a gazebo on the lagoon, and restroom facilities. The park is situated on 20 acres which overlook Foster City's lagoon. The park houses the William E. Walker Recreation Center, and includes a waterfront, outdoor amphitheatre, sailboat tie-up facilities, boardwalk, lawn areas, and a gazebo on the lake.

Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve
Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve5.83km from Hiller Aviation Museum

Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve near Redwood City has miles of trails, shady picnic areas and some of the Bay Area’s most spectacular displays of spring wildflowers, native grasslands, and oak woodlands. It has 160 acres of serpentine soil which are known for having high proportions of native plant species including rare and locally endemic species.

Laurelwood Park
Laurelwood Park6.37km from Hiller Aviation Museum

This beautiful park, which is adjacent to Sugarloaf Mountain, has serene walking areas and a playground as well as trails leading into Sugarloaf Mountain.The park was acquired in 1923. The wedge-shaped park underwent a major renovation in 2021.

Where is Hiller Aviation Museum

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San Mateo County
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just south of San Francisco and home to the world-renowned Mavericks surfing competition. The county seat is Redwood City. he county's built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.