An October 2005 trip
to Seattle by snuggle26
Quote: My husband, son and I took a mini vacation to Seattle to celebrate our anniversary. We used a Citypass to go to these attractions and had a fantastic time.
If your ever in Seattle you need to stop at The Museum of Flight. This attraction was included in our Seattle Citypass and while I wasn’t really excited to go here, I’m really glad I went. When you first pull into the parking lot you see outside the building full size warplanes. They are so cool looking and so big. This is nothing compared to all you will see inside.
When you walk into the big open area you will be amazed at what you see. They have planes hanging from the ceiling and on both levels. Everything from the first plane to hydroplanes to wooden planes. They even have a Boeing 737 that you can go inside of. They even have a replica McDonnell Mercury Capsule and other stuff there related to space flight. Another thing they have is a mock Control tower and you can hear actual control tower talk. Another thing is you are allowed to sit in some of the actual planes. One was a US Naval Pilot school plane, which is really cool.
Another sections holds something called "Red Barn" which is the original Boeing Airplane Factory. This is really cool to see. Another section I believe holds planes from certain world wars. Then this is my favorite part. Down the street are some full size planes that you can see and walk through a few. My favorite was a former Air Force One that JFK had used. They have it preserved really well and everything is behind glass but you get to see and be on a plane that held a former president. The plane is so interesting. You see Fold Down Bunks that people used to sleep on, The Secretary station, The Presidential Stateroom, a bathroom, Safes that held secret codes, the cockpit, the presidential conference room, and many many other cool things. Another thing they have down the block next to the Air Force One is a real British Airway Concorde. This was cool to walk through. They had all the seats covered in big hard plastic things to protect the seats but it was still really cool to look at.
There are so many more things to say about this Museum that I could be here all day. We spent like 5 hours here and did a lot of walking but it was so worth it. Here is the website in case you want to go here or get more info. Can’t say enough good things about this place. www.museumofflight.org
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Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S.
Seattle, Washington 98108
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1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98101
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1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55 Suite 201
Seattle, Washington 98101