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“Must see for all aircraft anthusiasts”

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
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Boeing Tour from Seattle
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Boeing Factory Tour from Seattle
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Boeing Factory and Future of Flight Aviation Center Tour from Seattle
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Mukilteo
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located approximately 25 miles north of Seattle, The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is the only public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America. Explore the interactive exhibits and displays in our 28,000-square-foot Aviation Center Gallery; then take a 90-minute tour of the Boeing plant where you can watch 747s, 777s, or 787 Dreamliners being assembled right before your eyes. There is a minimum height requirement of 4 feet (122 cm) for children participating in the Boeing Tour. To avoid disappointment please make sure to check height before purchasing tickets. This restriction is strictly enforced. ADA accessible tours are offered twice daily. Call in advance to ensure proper accommodations. In the Future of Flight Aviation Center Gallery, the Family Zone is home to a number of different activities, all designed around a theme of aircraft manufacturing and assembly. Activity carts let visitors build a simple aircraft model, or use our Lego (and Lego-compatible) pieces to express new ideas about aircraft design. A kid-sized airport and aircraft allow future pilots of all ages to practice their take-offs and landings. Currently, the Family Zone is also home to a highly engaging, hands-on nanotechnology exhibit, and a Bernoulli Table, an exciting interactive experience that teaches the relationship between the velocity of air and the pressure it exerts. Coloring and reading activities are also available, and drop-ins are welcome. Admission is free for ticket holders and for Institute of Flight members.
Los Angeles, California
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“Must see for all aircraft anthusiasts”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I have been fascinated by airplanes ever since I was a child. So watching the Nat Geo episodes on the 747, this was on my bucket list to visit for a long long time. And it didn't disappoint.

They asked us to come 30 mins earlier so we got there early and spent the time in their small museum. It's wasn't a huge one or anything, but it had the Ge115B engine, and other nice exhibits, including a cutout of the new 787 and the vertical stabilizer of the 747.

But the best part is the factory tour. We went there on a Saturday so only the overtime and critical employees were present. Thus it was pretty quiet. Still we could see all the planes in the making. Also while going to the factory you can catch one of the 787 dreamlifters parked nearby which is used to carry the parts of the 787 from around the world.

We started off with the 747-8 and the 767s, which are build in roughly one half of the mammoth building, and then went to the other half to see the 777 and the 787.
The sheer size of the aircraft and the equipment will spellbind you.
I see people complaining about being so far from the aircraft... duh. you expect doing to let you in on incomplete stuff, disregarding all safety and IP norms?

Overall I was very satisfied with the tour and will take it again on a weekday.

Visited January 2014
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SeattleSandy, Public Relations Manager at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thanks for visiting from California. We are so happy you enjoyed seeing one of your favorite airplanes, the 747, in production. Please do come back again because things inside the factory change every day.
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Israel, Jerusalem
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“worth the drive outside seattle”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

the Boeing factory tour is for sure worth the 25 minutes drive outside from Seattle. make sure you order your tickets in advance, or you will have to wait there for an open spot. you are not allowed to go in with bags, but there are deposit boxes with locks you can live the things there, for a price of course. so come prepared. the hall is full with aircrafts, all kind of motors and other aviation exhibitions, but the main thing is of course the factory tour. you are not allowed to take pictures, because of understood reasons, so everything you see is from the outside. during the tour you are being taken by bus through the factory to the actual assembly lines of the 747/777 and you can also see the new dream lifter. I advise to be always next to the guide if you want to see better because the balcony wall where you stand is quite high in some spots. at the end you go through the gift shop- expensive!

Visited August 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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“Great tour, but leaves you wanting more”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

It was amazing being able to see the production line of Boeing aircraft in the massive buildings, its something you really can't see anywhere else, however I was left a little disappointed with the Boeing tour. There was literally nothing more than the factory tour - I guess I was hoping they would follow one with more of the process such as the painting, design and testing of the aircraft. Even if some of these things weren't done at this facility, it would have completed the whole Boeing experience. Overall the tour was good, but I expected so much more.

Visited January 2014
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SeattleSandy, Public Relations Manager at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for including us in your Seattle visit. We love our friends from Australia! Since there is only 90 minutes during which the tour of The Boeing Factory takes place, it is difficult to include all phases from design to delivery.

There are several great videos on YouTube and on the Boeing website. You can search for 'paint a Boeing 747-8' and 'Boeing 777 design' and 'test the 787 Dreamliner.'

If you find yourself in Seattle again in the February time frame, consider attending Aviation Geek Fest, which gives a much deeper dive to aviation buffs.
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“great avionic tour”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

if you like avionic (aeroplane) you must go there n see it, the tour you can see entire processed how to make aeroplane, like brand new boeing 777 dreamliner

Visited December 2013
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Auburn, Washington
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“Simply Incredible Visit”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I've taken the tour twice now in 2013 and its simply wonderful. The small museum gallery is interesting to take a look at before your Factory Tour. Very informative and interesting. My personal recommendation is to go during the week so that you can see the factory working in full swing. It can be a tad hard to hear everythign on the tour though so if that's an issue for you, a weekend tour might be better... some work going on but not enough to be noisy so you will be sure to hear everything, even in a full tour group.

Visited September 2013
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