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Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, Mukilteo
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If you like planes and anything aviation, you'll love this place!! The tour is really cool but I found it odd that they would charge people to promote their company. (It's not like they're hurting for... read more »
For the price, this experience was well worth the cost. The tour guide was great as she had a great personality and was very informative. We got to see three assembly lines, all of which made for a me... read more »
While the tour is definitely worth doing if you're in the Seattle area, it's best to read the rules before you arrive: You have to be at least 4 feet tall to take the tour. You may not carry babies. T... read more »
FIRST OF ALL, BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE FOR THE TOUR. If you don't, you'll have a long wait, because buying your tickets when you arrive will probably put you on a tour about 3 hours later, at least. If you're visiting Seattle, I'd recommend FoFAC and the Boeing Tour, both. It was a long bus ride (2 hrs each way), was not quite what I expected (thinking of it being like the Smithsonian), but I was still very impressed with my visit. There's a visitor center where you browse multiple gift shops, then there's the small exhibit area. One of the highlights of waiting for our tour for 3 hours was a Boeing exclusive-use jet named the Dream-Lifter was about to land and we could see this, as the landing strip is right next to the visitor center. You go to the rooftop and enjoy the show. The Dream-Lifter is used by Boeing to transport parts of there jets in as part of the manufacturing process. Because they do not build things like the fuselage at this site, other companies build it and it's flown in on the Dream-Lifter. The other, more impressive part of the visit, is the tour of the Boeing manufacturing plant where there planes are assembled. It's an impressive site to see how the process comes together. You even get to see the new Dreamliners being built and there was a sample of the carbon-fiber fuselage to see up close. This is a must see for engineer enthusiast.
Great tour to see if you are in Seattle. They have a small museum where you can learn about the company and planes. If you get there at the right time, you can be part of their airplane study and get to review new interior options. For the tour part, they take you into the factory to see where the planes are being made. The tour warns you about the steps and walking. Unless you have major limitations, I wouldn't worry. It consists of walking up/down 1 flight of stairs to go into the 2 factory areas and then walking across the factory (about the distance of a large parking lot). The tour also has height restrictions. This is probably because there is a wall you need to look over in the viewing area to see anything and kids can not be lifted up to see over the wall. If you are short, make sure you get a viewing spot by the clear glass part of the wall.
While the entrance fee is not cheap, it is worthwhile. While the museum is nothing special, the factory tour is the draw. It is well organized. The tour guide is very knowledge. I asked several questions and got all of them properly answered.
The aviation museum was cool but the Boeing tour is quite possibly one of the coolest things to see. You get to tour the largest building in the world by volume and see how they assemble the Boeing 747, 767, 777, and 787. Now, I work in manufacturing but I believe anyone who likes the show "How It's Made" or aviation or just interesting things will love this tour. Quite possibly the best thing I did while in Washington for 10 days.
Impressive and fun tour. Been to Seattle many times yet never made the time to see this - don't wait like I did. I'm very glad to have finally seen "the factory." The price is reasonable and the tour operates at a steady pace and with precision.
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