The Museum of Flight, Seattle

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Walk through the cabins of a British Airways Concorde and the “flying Oval Office” of four presidents at The Museum of Flight, the largest private air and space museum in the world. The museum's world-class collection of nearly 150 aircraft includes a B-17F Flying Fortress bomber, a Lockheed M-21 Blackbird, and a Lockheed model like the one Amelia Earhart piloted when she disappeared over the Pacific. Other highlights include the world's first fighter plane, built in 1914, and one of only two remaining airworthy Douglas DC-2s. Within the museum is the restored “Red Barn,” Boeing’s original manufacturing plant. To take advantage of discounts offered to returning visitors, consider purchasing a "return trip" ticket, valid for up to seven days. Use our Seattle tour itinerary tool to arrange your visit to The Museum of Flight and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • Boeing, the world's largest builder of aircraft, was founded in Seattle in 1916. This facility at Boeing Field, close to SeaTac airport, houses one of the city's best museums, and it's especially fun....  more »
  • Listed as one of top 20 air museums in the world by CNN, this museum is an sbsolute must seefor anyone with (or even those without) an interest in aviation and machines designed to leave terra firma.....  more »
  • Very, very well put together and presented. This really does offer a superbly informative and nostalgic view on the history of aviation in the US. Airforce one was a highlight! Make sure you allocate....  more »
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  • It was a big line of people to get in. But the exhibits did not disappoint. Many fascinating parts and factoids from the erstwhile Apollo and Space Shuttle missions. Well worth seeing and contemplating. Was it all justified? Or was it the next step? However, it is satisfying to see the courage of the men and women who rode those "ballistic missiles" to space and to the moon with 1960s and 1970s technology. In all, an impressive exhibit of the Apollo 11 artifacts and the Space Shuttle.
  • We love the Museum of flight and all the interesting programs they offer for kids. The recent Apollo exhibit was amazing and quite awe inspiring when you realized you were looking at things that had been in space, or even come from the moon, like the rock sample. How cool! You must plan several hours, or really multiple visits to begin to see everything at the museum. It's all very interesting and there is a lot to see.
  • Excellent aerospace museum located near Boeing in South Seattle. The permanent collections are amazing. Lots of great aircraft to see. The displays are extremely well executed. Additionally there is usually a great rotating exhibit. You could easily spend 2-6 hours here depending on the rate at which you go through a museum.
  • If you're a history of flight, you will love the exhibits, and even be able to walk into a few. There are friendly and knowledgeable volunteers available. The museum takes you through the time of early flight to space. There is also the Red Barn that is the start of Boeing and its growth. Your visit will take hours! There is a cafe with good food. The gift shop is also worth a visit. And for those accompanying a flight enthusiast, there are lots of places to sit and relax.
  • What a fantastic experience! My son is very interested in planes and loved that he could go inside so many of them. The Concord and Air Force One were definitely highlights. Plan on spending a whole day there, especially if you go to any special exhibits or do a flight simulator. There's way more there than you might expect.

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