Rides & Destinations: The Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington

The largest private air and space museum in the world, the Museum of Flight is worth a full day of exploration, and the ride to it can be amazing.

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by Joe Berk

The Skinny

What: The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA, 98108-4097. (206) 764-5700. General admission: $25. Senior discounts available.
How to Get There: Take I-5 south out of Seattle for 13 miles, grab Exit 158, and follow the signs. Better yet, approach Seattle from the south on I-5, and visit the Museum of Flight without entering the downtown Seattle area.
Best Kept Secrets: If you are in Seattle and you want to see something different, don’t miss the Chuhily blown glass gallery just below the Seattle Space Needle. And as mentioned above, the riding in Washington is amazing.
Avoid: Don’t leave home without checking the weather first (it can get cold, wet, and icy up there in the Pacific Northwest). I’d avoid downtown Seattle (it’s densely trafficked, and while there are many fine restaurants and more than 150 microbreweries, things are expensive and the city has lost a lot of its glamour).

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