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. The museum is especially enticing 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 laud the museum as one of the finest sites in Seattle, with a variety of exhibits to keep the whole crew engaged. "We spent many hours browsing all sorts of great displays. This is one of the best museums for aviation I have ever been to," one TripAdvisor user said.
The Museum of Flight is located near Boeing Field-King County International Airport and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and stays open until 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, free of charge. Tickets to the museum cost $19 for adults and $11 for kids ages 5 to 17, however admission to the Museum of Flight is included if you purchase a Seattle CityPASS. For more information, check out the Museum of Flight website.
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