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“Pretty Decent Air and Space Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108
206-764-5720
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Ranked #2 of 506 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Walk the aisle of JFK's Air Force One and climb aboard the West Coast's only Concorde. Revel in the history and heroics of WWI and WWII. Barrel-roll a Mustang, land on the moon, and soar over Puget Sound in a simulator. Experience the excitement of the space race and sit at the controls of the world's fastest jet. From the Wright brothers to the exploration of Mars, you'll find it at The Museum of Flight!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Pretty Decent Air and Space Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Old Air Force One and Concorde are outdoors so make sure the weather is good. Also, do a little research before buying your tickets. We had a party of 5, my wife and I and 3 friends. Normal price 5 x $17 or $85. Bought the one year "Aviator" Level sponsor for $75. Wife and I got in for free (all year too) and had 4 tickets for friends so we still have one left and saved $10.

Spent several hours going over exhibits. Actually let you get in the cockpit of an SR71. B17 can only be viewed from a distance as well as the B47. The B29 is "shrink wrapped" in a white plastic until a new hanger can be built. Several other static planes outside.

Great history of aviation and the first aircraft. The volunteers are great and one of them was the crew chief of the actual Air Force Once 707 from the 1970's.

As one would expect most of the aircraft displayed have a "Boeing" origin but one can't appreciate aviation history without Boeing. I would rate this as A- as far as Air and Space Museums go. Parking is free and close (although there is some walking required to the outside exhibits.) Easy to get to and a great way to burn some time either on the way to or from the SeaTac Airport.

A good value and since I am a member and get to Seattle often, I will be going back.

The Space part of it was about average but the aircraft side made up for any deficiencies unless that is specifically your thing.

Visited June 2012
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“So MANY PLANES!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I like the exhibits hanging from the ceiling - planes! Very spread out and nice displays all over. Good introductory film. Spend as long as you want. Parking is easy!

Visited May 2012
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“Great place for plane, space, and history lovers and kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We had a great time here. The museum volunteers are so helpful. Great tours. You get to view some neat planes and even climb on board air force one! It's huge. Allow a few hours!

The kids will like the simulators. There were two and one was in 4d.

There are a couple of theaters and films too.

Visited May 2012
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“Leaves you amazed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Liked the organiztion of displays. The WW II display is historically awesome. Walk through of the JFK Air Force One very nostalgic, as was the Space vehicle display. Worth at least four hours. Toronto friends were amazed and delighted.

Visited April 2012
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Spent about 4 hours here looking at all the planes, the Concorde was closed for cleaning, but the first Air Force One was like walking into a time warp from 1960. Great for those that love planes and very informative.

Visited May 2012
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