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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. Use our Seattle tour itinerary tool to arrange your visit to The Museum of Flight and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • My 15-yr-old Grandson and I visited. Granted, he is very into all the old planes, and new them well, while I was just there for his benefit, but I found it fascinating. Very well done and worth the...  more »
  • If you go on the first thursday of the month, it's free. Since we live in the area, we do this quite regularly. Everyone loves it (9 year old, 7 year old, 4 year old and 2 year old twins). And...  more »
  • It just so happened that my husband and I were in town the week before the Museum of Flight was set to reopen (March 4th). However, I discovered that they were hosting members during the last weekend....  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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