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“Aviation Heaven”

The Museum of Flight
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$21.00*
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Admission to The Museum of Flight
Ranked #2 of 453 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 10, 2012

This place is a "Total 5" Lots to see and do, exhibits to go see (original 747 in bad need of a paint job, British Airways Concorde, American 727-200, Air Force One 707 from Nixon/Johnson/Kennedy era, Air Canada Constellation), plus new exhibit 2012 for Space Shuttle mock up? Replica of the original "Red" Boeing Factory and great views to the ramp/runway area where you might catch a 747-8I or 787 taking off or landing.

Thank John H
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Took a tour here last year. Interesting planes from the ages. Nice way to spend a day and marvel at man's advances in flight.

Thank twbagby
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

The Museum of Flight is a must see when in Seattle. It is located at Boeing Field. not to be confused with the Boeing Factory. A short distance from the CBD and has a bus stop at the door. $US1.50 fare. If you get a taxi make sure you get a price before getting the in cab. I got the world tour of Seattle from the city by taxi for $US38.00, I was told that it should have only been between $18-22 for the distance.
The museum has covered the history of flight from the Wright Brothers to today. With outdoor static displays of the Concode, Air Force One, Sky Lab and other jets that you can walk through. You are able to take photos throughout the exhibits except the Red Barn where they have many original Wright Bros documents. It is a very well presented museum with museum guides (mostly volunteer air enthusiasts) available with advise and information.

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Enjoyed about 4 hours in this GREAT museum which covers not only all kinds of airplanes from the Wright Brothers to present day, but "flight" in general from bumble bees to the space program. The city bus stops right in front with about a 20 min. ride back to Seattle. There is a fun kid's play area where they can let off steam too. Be sure to stop by the lunch room where all the tasty sandwiches are made by their catering business.

Thank donbast
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I visited Museum of flight on the same day as doing the Boeing your - what a difference.

From some research, it appears that the Museum is run by a special charitable trust rather than Boeing itself, and boy does it show!

So man things to do, see and experience. You could easily spend a few hours here and not notice the time go by.

Highlights for me were going onboard Concorde and Air Force One, seeing the workings of the control tower and the very interesting history of aviation through WW1 and WW2. Also walking around the original Boeing workshop and seeing where those first engineers and designers worked was really interesting.

If you only have time in Seattle to do one aviation related attraction, I would do this one.

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