2002 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Tours & Excursions

February 17–21 · 2002 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Seattle, Washington




Date: Thursday, February 21, 2002
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: Price per person: $39.00

The Boeing Company has become synonymous with air transportation through major advancements in the aeronautical industry with their 747, 767, and 777 aircrafts. As pioneers in the “Age of Flight”, Boeing invites you to tour their enormous technical center. A film presentation will inform you of their historical beginnings, present work, and future goals. You will then embark on a unique tour of the building and view the diligent assembly process. The building, the largest (by volume) in the world, is heated in the winter solely by body heat and the machines in use! You will view the 747’s in various stages of production from fuselages to near completion as they are rolled from each assembly point. This private tour will open your eyes to future technology and the aircraft of today and tomorrow.

Roundtrip transportation will depart from the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. Children must be over 50” in height to participate in the tour. No cameras or hand-held items (including purses) allowed on the tour.


Convention Services Northwest has been designated the official tour company of TMS and has scheduled the following tours for your enjoyment. Tours will depart from the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. You may reserve the tour of your choice in advance by completing the tour registration form. DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO TMS. Please complete the form and mail or fax along with payment to:

Convention Services Northwest
Tower Building/Suite 1414
1809 Seventh Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Tickets will not be mailed in advance. Upon arrival in Seattle, your tickets will be ready for you to pick up at the Tour Desk located near the conference registration desk at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. In order to guarantee operation of tours, please make your reservation before coming to Seattle.

Sample Seattle – A Deluxe City Tour

Date: Monday, February 18, 2002
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $28.00 per person

Come sample Seattle. This tour provides an overview of the many attractions Seattle offers its visitors. The tour will drive along the waterfront with its import shops and fresh seafood restaurants, into historic Pioneer Square. This area, one of Seattle’s oldest, features early 1900’s architecture, much of which has been renovated into wonderful art galleries and specialty shops. Next is the International District, the third largest on the West Coast. Evidence of the Pacific Rim cultural influence abounds there, even the streetlights have an Asian style. The tour continues along Lake Washington to the University of Washington campus. Continuing on, the first stop will be the Hiram Chittenden Locks and Salmon Ladder. The locks are an engineering feat, which connect saltwater Puget Sound with freshwater Lake Union. The salmon ladder features the seasonal migration of salmon returning to their parent streams to spawn. Next, travel to Magnolia Bluff where the views of Puget Sound are breathtaking. This precedes the last stop, the world famous Pike Place Farmers market. Vendors from all around the region come to the market to showcase their wares. You’ll have the opportunity to browse and hopefully find a perfect souvenir of your trip to the Emerald City.

Historic Port Townsend Day Trip

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $59.00 per person – includes box lunch

Climb aboard and enjoy your trip to historic Port Townsend, a town made famous by “An Officer and A Gentleman”, as well as the highly acclaimed novel “Snow Falling on Cedars”. The first part of the trip will be a cruise across Puget Sound on a Washington State ferry, part of the largest inland ferry system in the world. Enjoy a narrated, scenic drive through the Kitsap Peninsula, along Puget Sound and through lush forest, on your way to the Olympic Peninsula. Once in Port Townsend, a drive through the historic district will show off its restored collection of brick and stone buildings dating back to the late1800’s. Settled in the 1850’s, Port Townsend was the prospering main port of entry to Puget Sound. Lunch can be enjoyed in many areas of the waterfront park. There will be time to browse the antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques at your own pace before returning to Seattle.

Wine Tasting Tour

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $39.00 per person

Just North of Seattle, in the small town of Woodville, resides many premier wineries of the Pacific Northwest. The tour will begin at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Wine Country Magazine’s “Best of the Best American Wineries” Platinum winner. You will tour through the cellars of Chateau Ste. Michelle and view the wine making process. In the tasting room, tasting will be demonstrated with selected wines to sample. Also named in Wine Country Magazine’s “Best of the Best American Wineries”, nearby Columbia Winery is the next stop. Columbia has become nationally known for its full-bodied red wines as well as many enjoyable white wines.


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