Museum of Flight
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9404 East Marginal Way South

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Seattle is one of the most important cities in the world of aviation and home to several facilities belonging to 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. However, one of the most popular attractions is the SAM 970, which served as Air Force One for presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, as well as other vice presidents and VIPs until its retirement in June 1996.

Past travelers lauded the museum as one of the finest sites in Seattle, with a variety of exhibits to keep a range of age groups engaged. Visitors say it offers a well-rounded aviation experience and recommend giving yourself plenty of time to explore. 

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. 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 $25 for adults, $21 for seniors and $16 for kids ages 5 to 17. 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. 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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