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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Seattle holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Museum of Flight and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Was hesitant to go as museum is located 8 miles south of downtown. Was about a $20 dollar Uber ride from our hotel. The museum was awesome. We spent 4 hours at the museum with young kids and had a won...  more »
  • Very good museum with some interesting aircraft the WW1 & WW2 desplays are very good , they also have an old airforce 1 , the first 747 & a Concord , we spent 3 hours hear and it could easily been lon...  more »
  • Very interesting and a large number of planes. Be sure to wear walking shoes, the place is huge and there quite a few planes you can walk through but you have to walk up and down the gangways.  more »
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  • Really awesome experience. Spent a super long time learning about the planes and equipment they had. The people out on the floor are extremely knowledgeable and kind. Getting to go in some of the planes was really neat. The outdoor area did have a couple of SUPER CREEPY statue guys. See pic for example.
  • We really enjoy seeing all the different aircraft and spacecraft. The museum has done a really nice job getting some rare planes to see up close and personal. There's an Air Force One, a B-17, B-29, and a 787 Dreamliner. Also on the tour is an original F1 engine from the Apollo era. The only downside is the cafeteria: it's overpriced for what you get and it's very crowded during lunch. Best advice? Bring your own lunch and enjoy it outside where you can watch the private and commercial air traffic. All in all, this is a family favorite!
  • A geek's dream - This place was definitely a bucket list item. Parking was easy and my only disappointment was that we arrived with only 90 minutes til closing. It simply isn't enough time so the space section was prioritised, as was the hands-on exhibits where you can walk through several classic aircraft like Air force One, Concorde and the first 747 Jumbo. Highly recommended
  • Fun, interactive aircraft museum. This is a great place for all ages, and is often quite busy due to the popularity. However, you can always find parking in the lot or nearby. Make sure you check ahead for any closures, additions, or special event nights because this place fills up fast. Also, expect to learn a lot about Boeing.
  • Absobulty fantastic. Great value for money. Interactive for kids as well. Nice cafe for food and drink. Highly recommend. You need a minimum of 4 hours to go around the place.