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Museum of History & Industry

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Address: 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4330
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+1 206-324-1126
10:00 - 20:00
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Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is dedicated to enriching...

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.

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Amazing place

This new museum is wonderful. The exhibits are stunning. The location is great, you can get a nice lunch before or after!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This new museum is wonderful. The exhibits are stunning. The location is great, you can get a nice lunch before or after!

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Museum of History and Industry only requires about an hour to 90 minutes to go through the different displays on offer. The museum provides some great local history with an innovation flair and integrates the areas surroundings into its viewing.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of very cool exhibits for everyone. Take you time to get a very good feel of the history of Seattle and Washington.

1 Thank MeridianMan10
Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is large and bright and a great way to spend a few hours. Good movement through the history of Seattle and options to spend a bit of time or a lot of time, depending on your level of interest. There are lots of things that are interesting to kids and several hands on areas as well.

1 Thank teddipet
Temple, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We took the trolley to this museum on a cold, rainy day. We learned a lot about Seattle history and present day innovations. The highlight was the opera film about the great fire in 1889. I laughed so hard I cried. Our 16 year old was a little bored by the end of the hour or so we spent there,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We spent two hours enjoying this museum and could have spent a lot more time. Exhibits, movies, and activities are high quality. It's great for kids and adults. Check out their website but it's basically a combination of Seattle history and maritime history put together. The boats are gorgeous. Our favorite thing was the movie on the Seattle fire. We... More 

1 Thank Laura193
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is my favorite museum in Seattle. Many of the exhibits are interactive (computerized) and you can delve as deeply as you want into the history. Some of the exhibits are geared toward children (like the great Seattle fire of 1889), but these are equally interesting to adults. This region has grown so much in the past 40 years, and... More 

1 Thank Paula B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I would say this place is well worth the 20 dollars and it has so much to see if you like history. It is very well put together unlike other places like it I've been too. A must see for a Seattle trip. Better than pacific science center

1 Thank Adina W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We spent two hours at the museum, when unfortunately it was closing time. We were only about half way through the exhibits, many of which, like the story of the Seattle fire, were extremely creative. Lots of interactive exhibits. I had been to the former location and found it pretty boring, but this is a vast improvement , though somewhat... More 

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Modesto, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The location at Lake Union is beautiful. Lots to see and learn. Especially liked the fire 🔥 exhibit. Melanna was especially helpful.

1 Thank MaryModesto

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