Just north of Kirkland, the Boeing Aircraft Assembly Plant is the world's largest building by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet). Visitors can see airplanes in various stages of assembly, manufacture, and flight test. Travel south of Kirkland and visit the Museum of Flight which is one of the largest air and space museums in the world.
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
See the future of powered, winged flight.
Seattle's Museum of Flight
See 54 of the world's most awe-inspiring, authentic airplanes in mint condition.
Skiers will find plenty of winter recreation at Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass.
Golfers can indulge with a round on the links at nearby Bellevue Golf Course, Mt Si Golf Course, Willows Run or The Golf Club at Newcastle.
Hiking and Mountain Views
A short drive out of Kirkland leads to some incredible hikes and climbing opportunities. Or, simply enjoy the beauty of Mount Rainer and Mount St. Helens.
Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Washington Trails Association
Pacific Northwest Hikes
Mount Rainer is Washington's tallest and best-known peak. There are 300 miles of hiking trails from lowland forests all the way to the ice-topped summit at 14,411 feet.
Mount St. Helens
Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. Within moments, Mount St. Helens and the surrounding landscape were dramatically changed. Mount St. Helens has become one of Washington's must-see sights.