The tradition of Oktoberfest began 200 years ago, when the German Crown Prince Ludwig finally wed, and immediately ran off with his bride to start their own oompah band. Get blown away by brass with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $24 for admission for two people, including two steins and two beers (a $48 value)
- $45 for admission for four people, including four steins and four beers (a $96 value)
- $67 for admission for six people, including six steins and six beers (a $144 value)
- $165 for admission for 15 people, including steins and beers for each (a $360 value)
Peninsula Oktoberfest takes place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, and includes live bands, German food, and beer as well as the opportunity to browse the museum.
Hiller Aviation Museum
Helicopter pioneer Stanley Hiller Jr. founded the Hiller Aviation Museum with the future in mind, using history to inspire future generations to explore and create. He had firsthand proof of the innovative abilities of youth—his design for the first successful coaxial helicopter landed at age 19.
In the museum he established in 1998, 53,000 square feet of exhibits let visitors of all ages discover more than 40 aircraft without the dangers of encountering them in the wild. A narrated walking tour leads the way through them, tracing the history of flight from its humble beginnings in village jumping contests to today's supersonic jets. Fixed-wing and rotary aircraft designed by Hiller and others rest throughout the huge, bright space, while weekends beckon would-be pilots into a flight simulator equipped with huge monitors of bay views and realistic yokes, throttles, and pedals.