The state of Washington has unique museums including transportation, music, art, and many other historical museums. Cities South of Seattle contain many sites that provide an opportunity to revisit the history of transportation. Go bold and revisit the Space Shuttle Trainer at the Museum of Flight. Learn about the different different styles of airplanes including commercial and military.
If surfing over the water at great speeds is more of your interest, then take a day and visit the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent, which is one of the only museums dedicated only to thunder-boats!
The latest museum that adds on to the museums of transportation is the LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. The humongous building contains one of the biggest classical car collections in the entire world!
If transportation isn’t in your basket, then visit the Seattle Art Museum! The iconic Hammering Man at the SAM will capture your attention and draw you into the museum. The range of art varies from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary American photography and videography. The collections include Asian, African, Native American and European artistry.
Are you interested in the history of Nirvana or Jimi Hendrix? What about Woodstock and why Jimi destroyed his guitars at every show? The Experience Music Project Museum will provide answers to those questions! The museum consists of three floors. The first floor is the sky church floor that seats up to 800 people. It features a high quality lights and sounds with a behemoth indoor HD LED screen. The second floor provides the history of artists as well as a stage where visitors can experience what it’s like to be on stage! The third floor is a crowd’s favorite, featuring interactive professional equipment that come with tutorials on how to use them!
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