One of the main reasons I took a short little trip to Seattle was to visit the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, just south of downtown Seattle. The museum houses some really cool historical airplanes - most notably the first 747 ever. That's a big deal (to me at least).
The museum has extended hours on the first Thursday of every month beginning in April. This worked out perfect for me since I was flying in form the east coast and was going to be in Everett touring Boeing in the early afternoon.
The museum itself was great. As the title states, it compares to the AIr and Space Museum and the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles. It was a little crowded, but I'm attaching that to the extended hours and the spring season. If you like planes and aviation, you could spend hours at this museum. The natural light in the main hall is really beautiful and the way it overlooks the airfield really puts you right against the runway of Boeing Field. The big planes are in the airpark, which is outside and across the street. For me, this is what I cam to see; a 747, 727, 737, and a Presidential 707 are some of the highlights you'll see in this open air part of the museum. Great stuff all around.
Be sure to check out the gift shop before you leave. I probably spent my last 30 minutes looking at all the cool stuff. $200 later I was trying to figure out how I was going to fit all my stuff in my backpack so I could get back on the plane.
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