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Museum of Flight

9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108
206-764-5720
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Ranked #2 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Museum of Flight is an expansive facility filled with all things related to flight.    From the first primitive glider designed by the Wright... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Greensburg, PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was my 3rd airplane museum of the trip and I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it! It was full of the culture of different periods. For example, the WWII section had radio programs, songs and commercials which would have been played at the time. This was very well laid out, easy to navigate. Those who have... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Flight is extremely well done, with fantastic exhibits and a unique opportunity to go inside a Concorde and Former Air Force One plane. Being Seattle, there is more of a focus on Boeing (ex - special Boeing exhibits), however the exhibits as a whole provide great history, while updating to the modern day.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Quite frankly, when my Dad suggested he'd like to see this museum during our stay in Seattle, I internally groaned and hoped they'd have a bar where I could sit while he went through it. :-) I could not have been more wrong!! This museum is amazing - and very interesting to those with no history lesson yearnings. We loved... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I'm prejudiced here, I love flying and aircraft. This museum is second only to the flight museum at the Smithsonian in D.C. and it's a lot closer for me.

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Monroe, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of anything aviation, you owe it to yourself to visit this amazing collection of history I affectionately call the "Air and Space Museum of the West!" The displays are very well done, and each of the aircraft and related items have detailed information on their history. The volunteer docents also bring the history to life... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Go. See the first Boeing planes. See the last Boeing Dreamliners and spacecraft. An informative, easy to walk, and quite beautiful museum with contents to match. Do it.

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Collingwood, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is an extremely well done museum. It covers everything from the early flights through the various orbiting vehicles including the Space Shuttle. There is an actual full size mock up of the Space Shuttle that you can enter. There is equipment from all countries including the USSR. The Blackbird display is amazing. All the displays have well written and... More

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Tadley, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Boeing visit is a must. it is well organised and gives you a good insight in what is involved in the production of these great flying machines.

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Vineland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

What a great experience! I highly recommend visiting this museum. The restored vintage WWI and WWII military fighter plane exhibits were truly amazing, as were the Concorde, Air Force One, and the very first 747 built (named the "City of Everett" after the city in which it was built). Wow!

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Flight is most famous now for owning the Concorde. It’s also one of the largest museums of its kind around. It’s situated at King County Airport and is quite a long way out of Seattle so most people would go there by car. We didn’t have a car at the time we visited so caught the 124... More

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