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Tour The Boeing Factory And Enter The Largest Building In The World

October 15, 2009 at 1:14 PM | by | ()

Become an informed consumer while still on vacation! Check out Jaunted's newest series of the best factory tours the world over.

We'll admit, today's featured factory tour may be more of our dream than yours. After all, you can ride in airplanes constantly without needing to know where they, so to speak, come from; it's that old saw about watching the sausage get made. But we've always wanted to go to the Future of Flight, and we envy the lucky travel writers who have already been to Boeing's pricey but exciting factory tour.

The Boeing tour paired with the Future of Flight Center are located in Boeing's lifetime home of Everett, Washington. The first 747 rolled off the line while the factory was still being constructed there in 1968 and was tested at Paine Field nearby, just like all the company's products. Watch the assembly line moving at full speed (it runs 24 hours a day!), then take a ride in a flight simulator ride at the Boeing Center.

The factory is the largest building in the world by cubic feet, so it makes sense that the tour requires a bit of a walk and for visiting children to be at least 4 feet tall to take it. (Employees use company-provided bikes to get around, an idea Google HQ probably wants to steal.) Don't miss the mural on the factory doors, which is the largest piece of graphic art in the world. At the attached store, pick up your Boeing flash drive or three-dimensional plane puzzle to take to the folks back home—or your favorite travel bloggers, hint hint!

Tours run every day from 8:30 to 5 except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. You can buy your $15 tickets online or call 360-756-0086.

Related Stories:
· Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour [Boeing.com]
· 10 Myths About the Boeing Factory Tour in Everett, WA [Ericewe.com]
· Boeing 787 Sharpening Number 2 Pencils For Its Final Tests [Jaunted]

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Archived Comments:

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While it is based at Seatac- Horizon doesn't fly any Boeing planes, only Bombardier. That's a q400 I think