Indianapilot; they are actually quite far apart. BFI
is located just a few miles south of Downtown Seattle. It is a short bus ride or drive down and you can spend most of a day looking through the great gallery, personal courage wing (one floor is WWI and another is aviation and WWII) as well as the red barn (a tribute to Boeing's early days, but a little boring) and then cross the street to the airpark where you can board a Concorde and a 707 Air force one as well as view the first ever 737, 747 and a random AA
722 (no one really knows why it is there other then it was delivered to the Museum of Flight at the same time as the airpark opened, so they had space. It will hopefully be replaced soon by the Comet from the restoration center).
The Boeing Tour Center is located near Everett and is about a 45 minute drive north of Downtown. There you can also visit the restoration center to the Museum of Flight. It is hit or miss if you will actually get a tour, but you are free to walk around and explore. The 737/757 delivery center is at BFI
and is about a mile north of the Museum of Flight. Unfortunately there isn't much to see as it is all fenced off, but the official Boeing store is there, so you can get some cool stuff at prices lower then the Museum of Flight gift shop (just don't tell them I said that
). On the Boeing tour you will get to see the newly built and painted 747s, 767s, and 777s. However due to slow production currently you will probably only see a couple 777s. It is nothing llike it was in the early 90s. Overall enjoy the two spots. They are far apart, but both fun and worth at least a half day each.
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