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“A wonderful "new" museum”

Museum of History & Industry
Ranked #21 of 462 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The new and so lovely spot for Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) should be on everyone's to-do list -- visitors or long-time residents of the Puget Sound area. Although we'd never been to the previous spot, this venue right on South Lake Union is a perfect destination for families. The surrounding park is clean and spacious, a fine spot for picnics, sailing model sailboats on the pond and watching the boats and seaplanes on Lake Union. The setup inside is clearly marked and interesting, with a nice blend of visuals and interactive exhibits, taking the visitor from the First Nations to grunge music and Microsoft. Take the trolley from Westlake Center so there's no worry about parking or driving through the (still) "Mercer Mess."

Thank gappyandbaba
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I attended the new MOHAI Free Thursday event with a group of women, and we were all impressed with the exhibits and building itself. Although we planned on seeing everything that evening, turned out we only managed 1 1/2 floors out of 4 due to the quality of the exhibits. I recommend this museum for anyone. It is close to many restaurants and in a lovely setting.

Thank poodlelvrCalifornia
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Very well done. Took our German exchange student (who was here visiting us), and our daughter here. We walked down from Eastlake along the lovely waterfront walk from about the 2200 block of Eastlake. And free parking too (not to mention both the Blind Pig and Serafina are in that hood so why not make an evening of it).

Great exhibits of Seattle history and arcana. Even people not from Seattle will love it. I'd allow 2-3 hours anyway. The Seattle fire movie was great, and we'd forgotten about how truly local, and horrible, the Japanese internment was. The quirky exhibits are cool too: the Lincoln Toe Truck, Rainier beer sign, etc.Very good for kids and plenty to keep them engaged, with lots of interactive exhibits.

1  Thank targhee42
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

This museum is fascinating if you are interested in Seattle history. It is broken up into decades, starting with the early settlers, then going through the 1990s. The artifacts are very interesting and the story told through the museum of Seattle is very well written. There is also a maritime section, historic Seattle artifacts and traveling exhibits.

1  Thank gopher_fan
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The new museum is an absolute "must see." Finally MOHI has room to display exhibits that have been hidden away in the old building, and display them they have. The enormous lobby, rich with large artifacts such as the hydroplane and airmail plane, gives way to small side galleries on all three floors. The cafe has an excellent assortment of modestly priced snack/lunch food and drinks and provides a good view of historic boats moored nearby. I can't think of a better way for an "out-of-towner" to get a look at Seattle's historic roots.

1  Thank John W
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