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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. Visitors say it offers a well-rounded aviation experience.
The Museum of Flight is located near Boeing Field-King County International Airport and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the first Thursday of every month, the museum is open from 5 to 9 p.m. free of charge. Tickets to the museum cost $21 for adults, $18 for seniors and $13 for kids ages 5 to 17 if you purchase admission online. If you buy your tickets at the museum, you'll pay an extra $1 to $2 per person.
You'll find the museum about 8 miles south of downtown Seattle. To reach the museum, you can drive down Interstate 5 (the museum offers free parking) or take bus No. 124 from downtown to Tukwila Station. There is a bus stop directly in front of the museum. For more information, check out the Museum of Flight website.
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