The Museum of Flight, Seattle

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Walk through the cabins of a British Airways Concorde and the “flying Oval Office” of four presidents at The Museum of Flight, the largest private air and space museum in the world. The museum's world-class collection of nearly 150 aircraft includes a B-17F Flying Fortress bomber, a Lockheed M-21 Blackbird, and a Lockheed model like the one Amelia Earhart piloted when she disappeared over the Pacific. Other highlights include the world's first fighter plane, built in 1914, and one of only two remaining airworthy Douglas DC-2s. Within the museum is the restored “Red Barn,” Boeing’s original manufacturing plant. To take advantage of discounts offered to returning visitors, consider purchasing a "return trip" ticket, valid for up to seven days. Use our Seattle tour itinerary tool to arrange your visit to The Museum of Flight and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • I think it is a great museum for both fans of aviation and general public. Good collection of planes, interesting display, could spend hours easily there. My son wanted to stay overnight :).  more »
  • Great place to visit; that includes with younger kids. Besides main museum, don't forget to cross bridge for space shuttle and airplanes you can enter (Air Force One, Concorde, etc). Need at minimum a...  more »
  • This is by far the most comprehensive flight museum I've been to. It really delivers on all aspects. The layout is great and user friendly, the aircraft on display plentiful and it literally covers al...  more »
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  • This is certainly one of the best museums around Seattle. I've always found the staff to be awesome. They are knowledgeable, and happy to answer questions. The artifacts are beautifully displayed, and there's so much information and history to absorb. We take our kids (11 and 6) at least once a month, and I feel like I find something new every time. Becoming members was a great decision, and we'll be visiting for years to come.
  • This place is phenomenal. It's grown so much in the past 20 years. Wide array of displays that are all very thoughtful, educational, and of course fun for the whole family. Lots of room to spread out. Plan on a whole day and don't rush yourself! Worth every penny. Also consider becoming a member if you plan on visiting more than once; save on admission and skip the admission lines!
  • VISUALLY STUNNING! There's nothing like full-size airplanes hanging from the ceilings (yes, really). This museum covers airplanes, fighter planes, and aerospace history and the progression of aircraft technology. There is a wealth of knowledge about the WW and other countries' development of flying tech too! Parking can get a little crazy in the summer and there's also a cafe!
  • I spent nearly 6h in this museum, which isn't nearly enough time to enjoy everything it has on offer. I particularly enjoyed the exhibits on early space flight, the Apollo missions and the aircraft pavilion ( outdoor so dress warm). There was even a free guided tour which lasted 45 minutes where Don Graves regaled us with stories about early flight, the advent of commercial aviation and some more around the hanging gallery. There are several learned deacons walking around to talk to the interested visitor: they're hard to miss is their smart blue blazers. I particularly liked the many penny presses available at the museum; they always make for wonderful souvenirs.
  • I love the museum of flight! I’ve been there a couple times and it’s always fun. Went to Hops and Props there which I would highly recommend. I also believe that the first Thursday of the month is free. There’s a lot to see, but don’t forget to cross the sky bridge to the space section!
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