Anyone Been To Seattle And The Museum Of Flight?

Fri Oct 27, 2000 8:33 am

Been a while, but I'm back.
OK, first off, let me explain why I'm asking. I have to create a trip to the Pacific Northwest as a report for school, and naturally I thought that the Museum of Flight in Seattle would make an interesting place to see. So, has anyone been there?

How much is there to see? Do you have to pay admission?
Maybe you could share with me the details of your trip, and if you went anyplace else? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Admin- Please do not delete this post, I really need the info.


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RE: Anyone Been To Seattle And The Museum Of Flight?

Fri Oct 27, 2000 8:57 am


Check out this website.
It will give you a real good idea of what's available at the Museum of Flight. It's a great place. Living in the Seattle area, I never miss an opportunity to visit when out-of-town visitors come to see us.

There is a huge expansion that is scheduled for sometime next year that will add several hundred thousand feet of exhibit space. The museum has lots of aircraft that it can't display (or protect properly) because they just don't have the room.

It's really worth a visit if you can manage it. Then afterward you can hang out at Boeing Field, head down to Renton Municipal Field and then up to Paine Field and RELLY do some gawking.

Good luck on your report. Hope you get to visit one day.


RE: Anyone Been To Seattle And The Museum Of Flight?

Fri Oct 27, 2000 9:49 am

I live in the Seattle area and have been to the museum many times as well. The museum includes the Red Barn that the Boeing Co. started its operations in, as well as some rare aircraft in its main facility. You can see a SR-71 with drone, sit in a SR-71 cockpit, go inside a former Air Force One (VC-137), a Boeing 247, MiG fighter, and many more one-of-a-kind aircraft. I could spend hours there.
Besides aircraft, they have a few space exhibits, an air traffic control exhibit with observation area for BFI, and much more. A definite must-see.
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RE: Anyone Been To Seattle And The Museum Of Flight?

Fri Oct 27, 2000 9:59 am

I went to Seattle for the exact reason of wanting to see the museum of flight. I also planned a side trip to Everett to see the Boeing Aircraft factory. You should add that into your report too (if you don't already have it).

Check the website EyeSky gave you for the admition price.

There is also a simulator where you watch a high speed video of a modern dogfight and a great gift shop.

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RE: Anyone Been To Seattle And The Museum Of Flight?

Fri Oct 27, 2000 12:45 pm

Hello, I was actually there last week. I had been there before and this trip was just to go to Boeing, the museum of flight and other attractions. First off, when you get there you see Mt Rainier. It is a big ass mountain and it is truely beautiful. While in Seattle, be sure to go to Pike Place Market and see the guys throwing fish. The place is famous for that. Also, go up in the space needle to see a great view of seattle and surrounding areas. The meuseum of flight is located at the Boeing Renton plant. it is cool but definately NOT a full day thing. Be sure to take a tour of the Boeing Everrit (not spelled right) plant. Here you see where they make the 747-400, 747-400F, 767 models, and 777 models. if you have any more questions, e-mail me at
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RE: Anyone Been To Seattle And The Museum Of Flight?

Fri Oct 27, 2000 2:45 pm

It was great! I went there about three years ago. The highlights for me were the SR-71 Blackbird and the former Air Force One. Also, parked very close to the museum was the prototype Boeing 747!

RE: Anyone Been To Seattle And The Museum Of Flight?

Sat Oct 28, 2000 6:59 am

Thank you for the info!
One question, what do you need to do to get into the Boeing Everett Plant? Is there a daily tour or do you need to do some calling around?
What did YOU do. I only have two days now until it's due!!


RE: PropilotJW

Sat Oct 28, 2000 7:13 am

Actually, PropilotJW, the museum is not at the Renton Boeing plant, but across the street from corporate HQ at Boeing Field.
As for the Boeing Everett facility at Paine Field/Snohomish Co. Intl Airport (PAE), Boeing has daily tours. Just call 'em up to get tour times (they run many times a day) so you can see the world's largest building by volume. Everett is about 30 miles north of Seattle on I-5.
Boeing Renton is the home of the 737/757 plant and some of the design facilities. I am not sure if you can get a tour of this plant- I have been there, but it was for the Next Generation 737 rollout. RNT is a great airport to watch planes (sometimes 737s and 757s going to Boeing Field!) because a public access road goes almost right up to the edge of the runway in some places.
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Its Cool

Sat Oct 28, 2000 1:44 pm

I live in the Pacific Northwest so I go there a LOT it is really cool they just got a USAir737-200 and you can go inside it, and there own little tower for visitors. Hope this helps

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