The Museum of Flight, Seattle

4.8
#2 of 30 in Museums in Seattle
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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  • This is a fabulous museum experience for anyone of any age. My one word of caution, especially if you’re visiting with children, is to make sure you have a meal before you go. We planned on starting o...  more »
  • This museum has everything related to aviation, from Howard Hughe’s “Spruce Goose” to modern space travel. This an enjoyable place for all ages and interests.  more »
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  • Amazing collection and the best Flight Museum staff you'll find (knowledgeable and friendly). If you're on the fence, my advice is go! You won't regret the visit. I mean, who doesn't want to sit in the cockpit of a real SR71 Blackbird? The museum of flight is as nice as you'll find a flight museum in the US, from the space shuttle trainer to being able to tour an old Air Force One, you have it all. Superb collection with great interactivity within the exhibits.
  • Absolutely amazing place for any aviation geek young or old. There are so many exhibits, different kinds of planes, drones, space ships and other feats of aerospace engineering and history, I would recommend multiple visits to take it all in. The entire museum is walkable but very big. Indoor and covered outdoor exhibits cover both sides of the road with a sky bridge between the two sides. Great views of Boeing Field, Mount Rainier and Seattle Skyline. Air Force One, SR-71 Blackbirds, Stealth drones, fighter jets and simulators make for one killer trip. Old bi-planes and warplanes from WW-I all the way to modern day air superiority fighter jets. You won't be disappointed here. Private bookings are available for small or large corporate groups (Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, Costco, etc all hold gatherings here). There is a cafe on site. A gift shop with tons of cool air and space memorabilia, toys and clothes is available. Accessibility is easy with elevators and low angle ramps as this is a mutli-level museum. Even some of the in-plane exhibits have elevators for those who need it. A very accommodating museum at that.
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