Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums, Museums, Science & History Museums: Hands-on informational and historical exhibits distinguish this museum, which appeals to aspiring pilots and to those whose feet have never left the ground. Displays in the Red Barn, where Boeing's first planes where constructed, chronicle the history of flight up to the late 1930s. In the six-story Great Gallery, more than 20 planes hang from the ceiling and cause guests to gape in amazement. Additional sights include a mock air traffic control center, an early Air Force One presidential plane, and a Blackbird, the fastest plane ever built. Furthermore, the outdoor airpark lets visitors explore some of the museum's largest planes. Other amenities include complimentary guided tours, a variety of free films, a cafe, and a museum store.
Local Expert Corinne Whiting Says:
Best Attractions & Activities: "If plan to come more than once, discount return (two-day) tickets are available."
Family-Friendly Museums, Museums: "Admission is free after 5 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. (Any day, discounted tickets are available for those with AAA, Boeing employees and active military members.)"
Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The unique Museum of Flight offers hands-on informational and historical exhibits plus a popular outdoor airpark.
Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Museum of Flight offers hands-on exhibits, and the Kid's Flight Zone proves a huge draw for visiting youngsters.
Best for Museums Because: The Museum of Flight offers hands-on and historical exhibits that dazzle crowds of all ages. Wander a massive outdoor airpark.