WWII B-17 Museum Visit Olympia
Where is it at?
WWII B-17 Museum Visit
7637-A Old Highway 99 SE
Tel: (360) 705-3925
Where are we going today?
The Olympic Flight Museum will be hosting the visit of the Commemorative Air Force’s B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey”, on July 23 - July 30, 2012. The bomber is maintained and operated as a flying museum and memorial by the all-volunteer non-profit Commemorative Air Force. The “Sentimental Journey” is the most fully restored B-17 flying today. There are only approximately five B-17 Flying Fortresses still flying in the world.
Do not miss the opportunity to take a walk thru history for a small $5.00 donation.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 6 years old
When can we go?
What people are saying?
by Corey Poppe
The information is immense, awesome and is beautifully portrayed. However, the layout of the facilities is confusing and the signage is poor. You're constantly bumping into people and wondering where to go. We also purchased tickets to see the movie, which was in 4D and spectacular, but before allowing us into the theatre they packed us into a tiny room to watch a 10 minute prequel, which seemed pointless?
by bc harris
What an incredible experience. I have an entirely new admiration and view of this devastating war and those who fought so valiantly to protect our freedom. The various exhibits were excellently done and the movie in 4D was exceptional. We like to try to read most all of the scripts and things written and see all the artifacts, so will definitely need to go a second time to finish taking it all in. Proud to be American!
by Diana Streng
We spent all day here, and it was fantastic. Staff is super friendly and the feature movies are excellent. Very moving exhibits. Reasonably priced lunch items served in the cafe. Not kid friendly.
by Susan Boykin
Arrived in time for the movie.
Would have liked to begin with the train in ticket location. Didn't understand my dog tag when I viewed the exhibits.
Great museum, tells the story very well.
Not something you can absorb in a few hours. Wish we had purchased the 2nd day ticket. Too much yet to view when they closed at 5 pm.
by Tim Messuri
I wish we would have planned for more time at the Museum. It will take at least a full day to see everything. The only complaint that I have is that some of the exhibits were hard to see because the place was so crowded. It is not an inexpensive proposition to visit, but for such a quality museum, I can understand the need for the price. It was surely worth the sacrifice of a bit of my money to gain a better understanding of the great sacrifice that so many made to protect our freedom.
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