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“WW2 planes and more.”

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Everett
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Owner description: The aircraft, vehicles and artifacts in the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum are rare treasures of military technology — a testament to the era’s engineering skill and humanity’s spirit during the world conflicts of the 20th century. On rotation in our working hangar are military artifacts from the United States, Britain, Germany, Soviet Union and Japan, acquired by Paul G. Allen and restored with unparalleled authenticity to share with the public. FHCAM is operated by Friends of Flying Heritage, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to educating people about these rare historic aircraft and artifacts. The museum is currently experiencing rapid growth, bringing in exciting new wonders like the Republic F-105 Thunderchief, de Havilland Mosquito and dozens of new artifacts in 2017.
Tualatin, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“WW2 planes and more.”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

The museum focuses heavily upon the aircraft of WW2 and the roles they played during that time. Each plane has a placard that tells you about that model as well as that particular plane's own history. The museum also has video monitors throughout, all giving you more insight into events surrounding the war.

Visited November 2012
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Seattle
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“Worth it, if you're into planes”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

First thing you'll notice is that it's $12 to get in and there aren't many more than a dozen planes to see. So, it's a bit pricey compared to the zoo or science center which are much, much, larger. But if you or or kids are dying to see a real P-51 mustang, Spitfire, and Fock-Wulf 190, then this could be the place for you.

This place is unusal because they offer you a guided tour on the spot, even if you came by yourself. I would take them up on the opportunity since you will be able to appreciate the planes much better and if you take the tour, it will take about an hour to see the planes instead of 10 minutes if you just walk through it.

If you bring the kids, I would recommend seeing a war movie like "Red-tails" so they can appreciate the planes they are looking at, otherwise, I could see them getting bored fast. It may not make it worth the price of admission which seems pretty steep for what it is. Considering how many billions Paul Allen has, he should make this musuem free if he really wants to promote the history and appreciation of these planes.

Visited September 2012
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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An Amazing Collection of Planes!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We visited the collection at Paine Field as part of a group of former B-52 crewmen who flew the Linebacker II missions that ultimately brought the war in Vietnam to an end. It was an especially interesting tour because these are magnificent warbirds that changed the world just as the B-52 has done in its time. What's particularly exciting about the collection is that many of the aircraft have been restored and are still in flying condition. There are scheduled Fly Days when visitors have the opportunity to watch them take to the skies once again. This collection doesn't just celebrate the brave pilots though; it pays special attention to the designers and engineers; the manufacturers and civilians who built them; and the countless mechanics, loadmasters and other personnel who kept them flying safely in the skies.

I would have to agree this is probably not a kid-friendly tour unless your child is really, really interested in flying. I'm sure even our teenaged sons wouldn't have enjoyed it in spite of their dad's USAF background! The wives in our group seemed to enjoy it but I'm guessing it's because many of us lived those Linebacker II missions and the Strategic Air Command years along with our husbands. Mostly, I believe this tour gave me an even greater appreciation for the guys in the hangars on the ground who brought my husband home from each sortie. They're the real heroes.

Visited September 2012
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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Flying History”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

For the buff and enthusiast, this is a place to die for. All models are working and flying. No this isn't for the young ones, but an up front and open display area of some of the greatest flying historical aircraft in the country.

The guides that work on the planes are superb for their passion and pride!

Visited August 2012
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Lynnwood, Washington
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“Not kid or family friendly”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Went there on a sunny sat. with my 9 yo daughter. Very nice collection of one man's toys, but you can not get up close to any aircraft, look in the cockpits, check out the intricates of any aircraft.
Basically you can look at them from about 15 feet away.

There is absolutely nothing to do there for children of any age. No hands on activities whatsoever. I over heard two boys telling their dad that " this place sucks there is nothing to do here.

So Basically we wasted our money. Would suggest save your money and drive down to the Museum of Flight especially if you have children.

Visited September 2012
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