tions, including conference rooms and
“The university has some great spaces
for events and is located right in the
heart of downtown,” Potvin-Bird said.
“In particular, they have really helped us
with the education meetings market.”
Located between Seattle and Tacoma,
and the home of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the region known as
Seattle Southside encompasses Tukwila,
Des Moines and Sea Tac.
Southside’s major attraction is the Museum of Flight, the largest independent nonprofit air and space museum in the world,
featuring over 175 aircraft and spacecraft
and tens of thousands of artifacts chronicling aviation history.
Many of these artifacts are housed in the
Red Barn, the original Boeing Company
factory. Last year the museum unveiled the
$22 million Aviation Pavilion, an open-air
structure the length of two football fields
that exhibits more than 20 commercial and
military aircraft, many of which visitors can
The museum offers special tours and in-
teractive experiences that can be arranged
for groups. Features include the Personal
Courage Wing, a 58,000-square-foot space
filled with aircraft from World War II.
North of Seattle, Snohomish County serves
groups in the 300 to 350 range at such
venues as the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at XFINITY Arena in Everett
and the Lynnwood Convention Center in
The county’s major meetings property
is Tulalip Resort & Casino, which offers
30,000 square feet of meeting space,
Located in Mukilteo, the Future of
Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
sits across from Boeing’s largest jet
assembly plant. Interactive exhibits
on commercial aviation include a
flight simulator and an airplane design
program where visitors can design an
aircraft and have its airworthiness tested
Event spaces include the Strato Deck,
where guests can watch aircraft taking off
and landing on the airfield. Tours of the
nearby Boeing plant are also available.
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