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The Museum of Flight

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Address: 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108-4046
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+1 206-764-5700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Walk the aisle of JFK's Air Force One and climb aboard the West Coast's...

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!

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Excellent place to learn about the history of flight!

Recently we spent an enjoyable morning with grandkids, learning about the history of flight. At our age, we lived through much of that history! The subject of one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maude N
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently we spent an enjoyable morning with grandkids, learning about the history of flight. At our age, we lived through much of that history! The subject of one of the displays was Robert Goddard who tested the first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926. I remember my son (the father of the grandchildren) writing a report when he was in grade school... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a lot of stuff of course, but I felt the for the price there should of have a little more. I have been to a few air museums and this is a top, it's just I've been to better that cost less. I wouldn't go back and was done with the museum pretty quick.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since this was based around Boeing, there is lots of history and aircraft here. Want to see a Concorde, Jumbo (747), Dreamliner (787), a Wright Flyer replica? There is also a life-size space shuttle simulator and some downed satellites, and galleries of WW1 and WW2 planes.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the Seattle travel websites suggest two hours here, but you need at least four. The history is amazing, and not just for an aeronautics engineer. If you have ever traveled in a plane or even read a little bit of world history, the people and the aircraft detailed in the Museum will be a little bit familiar. Start... More 

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a outstanding place to take a family. (Good for kids of all ages). The museum does an awesome job of outlining the history of flight. There are displays and activities for all ages. Many large aircraft pepper the landscape. The onsite restaurant is decent and there are opportunities for souvenirs. Can even eat, hangout and watch planes leaving... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband loves all things aviation related and so we had to visit during our February trip to Seattle. We had a blast! We especially loved the NASA exhibit and the World War exhibits. Wonderful staff and a lot of fun. Definitely worth visiting!

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Thank Jennifer B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is at Boeing Field at the site of the original Red Barn where the whole thing began as a hobby by Bill Boeing. Now it has grand exhibits with major airplanes, models and artifacts of historic proportions. Take your time, it's worth a long afternoon.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 7 and 5 year old grandsons and they went from plane to plane looking and commenting and sitting in the one cockpit they could. Then, they went to the children's area and enjoyed that.. then they went on a simulator ride! I didn't like it that much because it was too exciting for Grandma.. .but they loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day trip. Lots of history, right down on King County Air Field. Boeing is awesome. Growing constantly always new displays.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Seattle for 20 years and didn't visit this museum until last year. Thought it would be a bunch boring exhibits. I had no idea how many real planes were contained in this museum. It's huge and really interesting. Highly recommended for tourists and Seattleites alike.

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