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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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  • Interesting place for Airplanes students. The history of America's commercial aviation is there even though the organization and the set up leave a little to be desired. It could be a great experience...  more »
  • the Museum is the most complete I have seen so far in the field. Work in aviation and this tour in the United States has been for me a trip sick of airplanes. The Museum also contains among others a 747 and a real addition to 786 sections of other planes space shuttle. Take a full day and you can stop for lunch in the diner inside the structure. Pretty expensive but I realise it offers much. To give you an idea I with the discount for air workers I paid 42$, but I came out very pleased. I recommend it to everyone
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  • The variety of planes on exhibit could keep you here all day and then some. From the early days of flying to military aircraft you wouldn't think possible.  more »
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  • Amazingly huge exhibition of everything that have wings! I really proud of this place, I visited it with my son, he is 5. You can find historical and modern aviation, space exhibit also. There are opportunities for kids: playground inside, interactive panels , simulators. I liked WW2 hall and enjoyed of outdoors exhibit with Concord, Boeing 787, 747, Blue Angels. Must see!!!
  • Amazingly entertaining! Everything you could want from a flight museum. I've come quite a few times throughout my life and it never gets old. The new hangar is phenomenal as well as some of the older exhibits. I will never not love this place.
  • The most comprehensive aerospace museum I've been to outside of Smithsonian. The full-scale real planes are the best treat. If you ever drooled over the idea of just walking up to a 787 at the airport, this is your place. Add to that a 747, Concorde, Constellation, and many others and you'll be in heaven. Surprisingly good space travel exhibit. All kinds of warbirds and civilian stuff. Free parking and easy freeway access a bonus. I've been twice and would go again for sure.
  • We spent two hours here and it wasn't enough! We had a great time. So much history and information packed in here, and a few flight simulators to make it really fun. Even the kids might have fun. And the gift shop! Whoa! I actually had to stop myself from spending more!
  • Very cool Museum, we spent a good 4 hours there but knowing my husband he could have spent more! We watched a cool IMAX movie on space, which was very interesting! Unfortunately all of the big plane exhibits were closed which was very disappointing, but I guess we will have to go back again soon!