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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
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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Austin, TX
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My husband wanted to go here and honestly, I wasn't super excited. However, it turned out to be one of the better attractions we went to! I'm not an aviation buff but this place was so interesting, there was almost too much to see. You could probably spend a few days here and still not take everything in. My 2... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

For anyone interested in aviation spanning from the Wright Brothers onwards, this place is a must see. To cover all aspects of this museum you'll need at least a day and a half with various talks/presentations from ex Airforce/ Navy pilots and other staff together with an incredible array of aircraft inside and outside the Museum, including a 3D theatre... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

First off you don't half to pay to park which was a win in my book! They have something for everyone. they had a huge space section tons of planes to see. There is elderly gentleman there to tell you about stuff and story's its huge and very educational . we spent 4 hours and started rushing towards the end... More

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Never missing an occasion to visit a museum featuring aircraft, this was on my list for a long time. And a truly awesome museum it is, with a large collection of unusual airplanes, as well as exhibits related to space travel. There is an enormous amount of - interesting - information available, and upon my next visit to Seattle I'll... More

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Usa
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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have visited quite a few museums of aviation topics in the States. This one is in the top list. Its exhibitions cover the whole history of aviation (some exhibitions are kind of simple and incomplete but cover the topics in general). Its plane exhibition is good too, not cover all but does show some planes not seen in other... More

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Flight was very interesting. I think young boys interested in flying would really enjoy it. We visited in 2005.

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Severn, Maryland
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you are an aviation junky this is one of the top museums to see. It is located adjacent to Boeing Field, and has a wide variety of planes and memorabilia. The information is fairly comprehensive, the docents all very knowledgeable and the displays very impressive. It covers the gamut from early aviation to modern flight, and include an Air... More

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great place for interested in planes, engineering and evolution of flight. Good for kids. Good for special events.

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Chicago, IL
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Interesting aircaraft collection, exhibits and information. The Concord and Air Force One are worth the drive south of Seattle.

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

For any serious aviation enthusiast, this is certainly a "must see" museum. The name says it all, it is a museum covering the history of flight from the Wright brothers through the years to modern aviation. As a pilot for many years, I was really impressed with the displays and information and cannot recommend it highly enough. Other reviews have... More

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