Museum Of Flight, Seattle

4.5 out of 5 stars 24 Reviews

9404 East Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98108-4097 206-764-5720

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    by Tanya934 Written Aug 6, 2007

    Great all weather attraction with plenty to keep you amused.
    One of the few Concordes is based here & you can walk through & get a taste of what it was like to travel @ Mach 2.
    Historical planes such as an Air Force 1 jumbo & a Lockheed Blackbird are also on display.
    They even have a Blackbird Cockpit you can sit in & try for size.
    Great exhibtion on the Apollo 12 commander, Pete Conrad.
    Restaurant has a wide selection of food & you can sit outside & watch the planes take off & land @ Boeing Field adjacent to the museum.
    Very good value for money all round

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    Museum of Flight Store

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Mar 23, 2007

    The Store features top-quality gifts, unique apparel and books, aircraft models, and educational toys. Also available, are stick pins, posters, magnets etc..
    The Store is open during regular Gallery hours.

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    Not only for flight enthusiasts..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    The Museum of Flight is a great experience, for anyone with an interest in Aviation, or just to see the how far we have come with Aircraft.. and all things pertaining to flight.
    The huge gallery, has on show, some incredible full size aircraft, beginning from the dawn of Aviation, to present day Space Age. You can also take a flight in the several similators they have in the gallery.. and have your own ‘Top Gun’ experience.

    Some of the exhibits.. The Belly of an awesome aircraft. Another.. One of many..
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    One of the world's finest aviation museums.

    by worldkiwi Written Sep 9, 2006

    The Museum of Flight, not far south of Seattle city centre, and just off the I5, has to be one of the world's greatest aviation museums. It is located right next to Boeing Field, where the delivery line for 737s is. Plan to spend a whole day there if you love planes. We got there quite late in the morning and stayed right up to the 5pm closing time. Even then, I didn't get to see everything.
    There are four major sections to the museum. The outdoor area is a rather crammed parking lot with the first ever B747, a concorde, the first ever 737 and a 707 that was JFK's Airforce One. It is a shame to see that these planes are left outside in the elements. Hopefully one day the museum will be able to afford a fittingly designed building to house these beautiful planes under cover.
    Across the road in the main museum building there is a a huge glass building housing all sorts of planes from replicas of early 20th century pioneering craft, to a Blackbird. Between this wing of the museum and the brilliantly set-out WW1 and WW2 galleries is the absorbing Red Shed - the original Boeing assembly plant. I was totally intrigued with the displays and information in here, which documents the history of the Boeing company through its trials and tribulations. I lingered here for so much time, that I ended up virtually jogging through the WW2 and WW1 galleries, which merit several hours in themselves.
    I can't recommend this museum enough, if you love planes. I could easily return here to see all the things I glanced at in the world war galleries.
    Unfortunately, I can't advise on the entry cost, as I had a complimentary ticket courtesy of Boeing!

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    Museum of Flight

    by Johnscarroll Written Aug 20, 2005

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    Seattle has one of the finest aviation museums in the world. It is especially rich in commercial and military aircraft due to Seattle's home grown Boeing corporation. The core of the musuem is "The Red Barn" - part of Boeing's original factory. Exhibits on the early age of flight are housed there.

    Located on Boeing field just south of downtown Seattle - the Museum of Flight is one of the few locations that can boast the presence of both the supersonic Concorde and Air Force One (used during the 60s and 70s).

    The new Personal Courage wing covers military aircraft for both world wars. It's a beautiful and expansive addition.

    The musuem has a theatre that presents fascinating movies. Just look at the schedule and come back for your favorites.

    My nephew has a great time in this museum. He especially enjoys the mock airport tower, the simulators (extra cost) and the movies. I like the World War sexhibits.

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    Museum of Flight

    by jamiesno Updated May 14, 2005

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    The Museum of Flight was without a doubt one of the highlights of my trip to Seattle but my first tip related to the MOF is you must a lot plenty of time. I had one and a half hours. They recommend four and I think if you were into planes you could easily spend a day easy and repeat trips if you are really into it.

    Some of the highlights were the flight simulator, exploring Air Force One and the Concorde, sitting in the cock pit of a fighter get and the SR71 Blackbird. To see everything I did and cover all the grounds I really had to just keep moving. I was in a rush because I really wanted to meet JetLegCity for lunch back at the Pike Place Market.

    If you have the Go Seattle Card the admission was free otherwise the cost was $10 USD. If your on a budget you can catch Route 174 there for $1.25. I was there in plenty of time so I had to explore around the museum for about an hour at first!

    There was also some planes on display around the building so I really got to read a lot about those. One of them was the Harrier and the other was a Tom Cat made famous in the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.

    The galleries dedicated to World War I and II where very impressive. You could really put yourself in the shoes of some of these pilots by viewing they old uniforms based on nationality, their daggers, pistols and badges.

    I remember there were endless amounts of video but I quickly got to listen to one former pilot recount what it was like to be shot at in one of those planes. Air Force One was interesting as well. Seeing where the Kennedy’s slept and commanded the United States of America in Flight. Reading about the security around this plane alone was pretty interesting.

    I hope to get back to this site again one day and to have more time. On my short visit I had to decide being the museum or the Boeing Plant. I was happy with my choice but the plant would be cool to do sometime as well.

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    The Concorde at the Museum of Flight

    by meteorologist1 Updated Oct 24, 2004

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    The Museum of Flight south of Seattle should not be missed because you will get to see several special aircrafts on the outdoor display. You can climb aboard the British Airways Concorde, which is one of only twenty Concordes ever built and the only one on display on the West Coast and one of only four outside Europe. You will also get to see and climb aboard the Air Force One (a Boeing 707) used by American Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. So don't miss this exciting opportunity!

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    Watch airplane takeoffs/landings!

    by meteorologist1 Written Oct 24, 2004

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    At the Museum of Flight you can get a clear view of the adjacent Boeing Field (King County International Airport) and watch airplanes take off and land! You can even hear pilots communicating to the tower with their takeoffs and landings!

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    by Jonathan_C Updated Nov 27, 2003

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    The museum of flight in Seattle is one of the premier flight museums in the world. It houses a fantastic and growing collection of everything aeronautical from kitty hawk replicas to the Concorde. Everything about this museum is first class from the continuous movies in the theatre to the docents to the excellent cafeteria. If you've ever flown in an airplane you must come here to understand the dream of flight and also to understand Seattle's unique roll as the home of Boeing.

    Before they moved their corporate headquarters to Chicago, Boeing and Seattle were synonymous in many people's minds. Seattle is 'Jet City'. Our basketball team is the 'Supersonics'. The world's largest manufacturer of airplanes was the bedrock industry of the city and the entire western half of the state. When the corporate heads decided that investors' return was more important than the nine decades of partnership between this community and the company founded in 1916, many in the city and state felt like they had just learned they were being divorced. There was much gnashing of teeth and self questioning: "Was it something we did?", "Are we no longer attractive?" In the end, there was no turning back. Our partner's eyes were fixated on investors' bottom line.

    But at least we get to keep the museum!

    Admission is $11.

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