Museum of Flight
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Seattle is one of the most important cities in the world of aviation and the home base of the Boeing Company, one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers. You can find out more about the city's unique and fascinating history in aviation at one of its best museums, the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. Fodor's especially recommends the museums for families with young children, who can climb in and around various aircraft. Also recommended is the Red Barn, Boeing's original airplane factory, which features exhibitions chronicling the history of flight. The nearby Great Gallery also holds vintage aircraft, offering travelers a unique look into Seattle's prolific technological history. One of the most popular attractions is an older version of Air Force One, the American presidential airplane.
Travelers on TripAdvisor laud the museum as one of the finest sites in Seattle. One traveler says the "museum was a total delight. We spent 4 hours touring and could have stayed longer … the flight simulators were a huge hit with our teenager."
The Museum of Flight is located near Boeing Field-King County International Airport and is open daily and stays open late on Thursday evenings, free of charge. The museum charges a moderate admission price, dependent on age. Admission to the Museum of Flight is included when you purchase a Seattle CityPASS. For more information, check out the Museum of Flight website.