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Tour the Boeing Factory

Field review by the editors.

Mukilteo, Washington

The only public tour of a commercial jet factory in North America -- a 80-minute guided walk though the world's largest building (472,000,000 cubic feet, 2.2 miles from end to end) to watch as commercial jetliners are assembled.

Participants are taken by shuttle bus to the plant, where a guide leads them through an underground tunnel and up a freight-and-passenger elevator. They arrive on a catwalk 35 feet above the factory floor. The plant has its own fire department, security force, medical clinic, water-treatment plant, electrical substations, coffee shops and restaurants. About 1,300 bicycles in the factory help employees get from one side of the building -- 75 football fields could fit inside of it -- to the other.

So large is the building that when it was built in 1968 it created its own weather. Clouds formed near the ceiling, threatening rain until an air-circulation system was installed.

Tour the Boeing Factory

Future of Flight Aviation Center

Address:
8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA
Directions:
Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour. I-5 exit 189. Drive west on Hwy 526/Boeing Fwy for four miles, then turn left at the stoplight (just past the Hilton Garden Inn), then immediately right to the parking lot.
Hours:
Th-M 8:30-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
800-464-1476
Admission:
Adults $33.
RA Rates:
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