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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  • The museum of Flight is located at Boeing field adjacent to SeaTac. The exhibits cover all areas of Boeings history. Two movies are offered at an upcharge and an interactive cockpit experience. The hi...  more »
  • One of my favorite aviation museums in the country. The static displays outside have been updated and are covered and it’s wonderful to be able to see a B-17 next to a B-29 next to a B-47 Stratojet wh...  more »
  • We visited the museum on the way to the airport prior to departure from Seattle. You will need about 2-3 hours if you want to visit all 5 areas. I always did want to see the inside of concorde and you...  more »
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  • The Museum of Flight is a gem located in South Seattle. I recently took my niece here. They have a ton of different planes and spaceships to check out. In the outer part of the museum, they have planes you can walk through, including Nixon's Air Force One! Nifty. I think this place is a great place to take kids, but I also think it would be a cool double date spot. That way, you can take your time reading the placards.
  • Very extensive museum which takes you through all aspects of the history of flight. Tons of aircraft ranging from the very first prototypes, to planes from the Vietnam and Korean Wars, World Wars I and II, and modern day fighter jets. They also have a separate hangar where you can read about the space shuttle and tour the inside of retired jets such as the Concorde, 787, 747, 727, and Air Force One which was really amazing. Many helpful docents which are very knowledgeable. They also have a really cool 3D movie theater that runs films about modern warfare and space exploration. So extensive that you might need to make a return trip here if you want to really see it all.
  • Too much for one day! Don't expect to see everything all in one go. There are many exhibits with lots to information to absorb. If you're feeling adventurous, take a turn flying an F-15, but only if you don't mind going upside down! Membership is relatively inexpensive. Two people have to visit only twice to make up the cost. Since it takes longer than that to see everything, you'll be good to go. Highly recommend.
  • This was my first time to this museum and it was amazing I took over 90 pictures but I didn't want to spoil some of the best exhibits. You really should come and see for yourself if your able to. The pictures truly can't put to scale how wonderful and large this place actually is. There so many things to see and information to soak up that if you wanted to you can make a day of this.
  • Great visit! it is a big museum and it is very well laid out. I loved going into the Concord at the Aviation Pavilion! You can also go into Nixon Air Force 1. All the host were VERY nice, helpful and knowledgeable. People can go to the area they are interested in as since their is an area for space flight, another about WWI & II and others. There are simulators you can go into, a movie theater with very good productions. The M-21 is spectacular and still is the fastest plane. There is a great cafeteria. The exhibit in the Red Barn is also very well done.

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