Monday, November 24, 2014

No. 298 5 Places to take Dad and the Family to over the Holiday Season

If you have Dad or Grandfather in town here are some great places to take him in and around Seattle over the Holidays (other than the shopping malls)

Lockheed M-21 Blackbird Museum of Flight SeattleThe museum collection boasts over 85 different aircraft displayed in 9 different galleries starting with the early manned flying machines to more modern jet aircraft.
Museum Hours
Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First Thursday of each month:
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (free after 5 p.m.)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Free First Thursday Evenings

Thanks to sponsor Wells Fargo Bank, Museum admission is free of charge on the first Thursday evening of every month from 5-9 pm   

No.2 LeMay Car Collection 

LeMay Americas Car Museum
The museum is located next to the Tacoma dome and resembles an oblong entry that resembles a giant hood scoop to drivers passing by on I-5. The 4 level building houses 165,000 sq f of show floor for more than 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations and the private LeMay Collection, which is in the Guiness Book of World Records with more than 3,500 vehicles.

 No. 3 MOG Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA

MOG Inside the landmark Hot Shop dome is an amphitheater where you can sit and watch resident and visiting art glass blowers performing their craft live with narration. At the MOG they are making glass blown art, not 4 glass bottles a second, so depending on what the current piece will be the process from start to finish can take 30min to over an hour. I started off in the amphitheater for about 30 min then went to the gallery and came back to see the last phase of making the art piece.

 No. 4 Seattle Pinball Museum 

Come play an amazing collection of pinball machines! Over 50 games arranged in chronological order, 7 decades of pinball history on free play! 
From 1960's Swing Along & King Tut to 2013 The Wizard of OZ Limited Edition & 2014 Star Trek Limited Edition. Enjoy soda, snacks, beer,cider & pinball swag!

 No. 5 Seattle Great Wheel and Aquarium
Seattle Ferris Wheel
Great Wheel is a 175 foot tall Big Wheel type "Ferris Wheel" with 42 enclosed gondolas that rotates 40 feet out over Elliot Bay behind Pier 57. The 42 air conditioned gondolas each hold up to six passengers, and there's also a VIP gondola with a glass bottom floor and four leather seats


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