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Alki Beach
Alki Beach

Alki Beach is the site of the landing of the first white settlers in Seattle on a cold, stormy day in November of 1851. Chief Seattle and his tribe greeted them and helped them build their cabin to stave off the cold, wet winter. The beach enjoys minus tides that reveal a wide expanse of sandy beach.

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Ballard Locks
Ballard Locks

The Ballard Locks carry more boat traffic than any other lock in the US, and the Locks, along with the fish ladder and the surrounding Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens attract more than one million visitors annually, making it one of Seattle's top tourist attractions.

Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

Bill Speidel, founder of the Underground Tour, is remembered as one of the last of a few genuine old-time Seattle characters. He reminds us of who we were before Microsoft, Starbucks, Ichiro and Death Cab for Cutie.

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Blake Island
Blake Island

Whether you’re lounging on your vessel, kayaking the Cascadia Marine Trail, or enjoying Tillicum as part of a tour, Blake Island will exceed expectations. Park features Blake Island Marine State Park is a 1,127-acre, marine camping park with 5 miles of saltwater beach shoreline.

Carkeek Park
Carkeek Park

In Carkeek Park, years of hard work by neighbors and volunteers have brought salmon back to Pipers Creek, restored major portions of the forest, built miles of trails, created sustainable gardens, educated visitors, and restored a unique fruit orchard.

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Central Waterfront, Seattle
Central Waterfront, Seattle

The Central Waterfront of Seattle, in the state of Washington, US, is the most urbanized portion of the Elliott Bay shore. It runs from the Pioneer Square shore roughly northwest past Downtown Seattle and Belltown, ending at the Broad Street site of the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Central Waterfront was once the hub of Seattle's maritime activity.

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass is a museum in the Seattle Center showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly.

Discovery Park
Discovery Park

Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site.

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Elliott Bay
Elliott Bay

The Elliott Bay Book Company is an independently owned bookstore founded by Walter Carr in 1973, at 109 Main Street. Over the next three and half decades, the bookstore shifted and expanded within the Globe Building adding event space for author readings as well as Seattle’s first bookstore café.

Fremont
Fremont

Fremont is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. Originally a separate city, it was annexed to Seattle in 1891, and is named after Fremont, Nebraska, the hometown of two of its founders Luther H. Griffith and Edward Blewett.

Fremont Troll
Fremont Troll

A Garden Guarded by a Troll Fremont has long been known for its iconic Troll. This silver-eyed concrete sculpture clutches a Volkswagen Beetle while huddled beneath the Aurora Avenue Bridge.

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Gas Works Park
Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park has a play area with a large play barn, and big hill popular for flying kites. Special park features include a sundial, and a beautiful view of Seattle. Access to Lake Union is restricted at Gas Works Park, as the lake sediment contains hazardous substances.

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Golden Gardens Park
Golden Gardens Park

Location: Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA Golden Gardens one acre off-leash area is located in the upper northern portion of the park and is a popular destination for dogs. The area includes a wide-open space covered in wood chips for playing and running. Trees are scattered throughout the off-leash area. Tables, benches and a small covered area offer places to rest and protection on rainy days. Parking and a restroom are nearby.

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Green Lake
Green Lake

Green Lake is one of Seattle's most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The park serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds and waterfowl.

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Gum Wall
Gum Wall

The Market Theater Gum Wall is a brick wall covered in used chewing gum, in an alleyway in downtown Seattle. It is located in Post Alley under Pike Place Market. Similar to Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California, the Market Theater Gum Wall is a local landmark.

Kerry Park
Kerry Park

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Lake Union
Lake Union

Lake Union is a freshwater lake entirely within the Seattle, Washington city limits and a major portion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Its easternmost point is the Ship Canal Bridge, which carries Interstate 5 over the eastern arm of the lake and separates Lake Union from Portage Bay.

Lake Union Park
Lake Union Park

Lake Union Park is a unique urban gem, close to the center of downtown Seattle. The park provides access to green space and the water and celebrates the cultural, maritime, and industrial heritage of the city and region.

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Lake Washington
Lake Washington

Lake Washington is a large freshwater lake adjacent to the city of Seattle. It is the largest lake in King County and the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington, after Lake Chelan. It borders the cities of Seattle on the west, Bellevue and Kirkland on the east, Renton on the south and Kenmore on the north, and encloses Mercer Island.

Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park's south play area is being renovated. This improvement project is funded by the Seattle Park District. The play area renovation will update play equipment with play structures accessible to children of all ages and abilities.

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Magnuson Park
Magnuson Park

At Warren G. Magnuson Park, you'll find more than four miles of walking trails along the shores of Lake Washington, grassy fields, evergreen and deciduous trees and brush, and captivating public art installations.

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Montlake,
Montlake,

Montlake is an affluent residential neighborhood in central Seattle. It is bounded to the north by Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut section of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, to the east by the Washington Park Arboretum, and to the south and west by Interlaken Park.

Museum of Flight
Museum of Flight

View Museum Gallery The Pilot Experience Featured Tour / Experience The Pilot Experience Join us weekends for one-hour experience in the Aviation Learning Center and see if you have what it takes to become a pilot.

Museum of History & Industry
Museum of History & Industry

Canadian Museum of History Home page. Special Exhibition Medieval Europe – Power and Splendour. Until Jan 20, 2019. Learn more. Share. Special Exhibition

Museum of Pop Culture
Museum of Pop Culture

Museum of Pop Culture. Skip to the content. Museum of Pop Culture. Menu. Buy Tickets. Exhibitions + Events Visit ... Seattle, WA 98109

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Olympic Sculpture Park
Olympic Sculpture Park

The Olympic Sculpture Park transforms a nine-acre industrial site into open and vibrant green space for art. This new waterfront park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.

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Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center

Experience something new every day at Pacific Science Center In Seattle WA. A Planetarium, Laser Dome, and two IMAX Theaters. Call us today at 206-443-2001!

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Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market

Seattle’s original farmers market, ... Pike Box CSA is a convenient way to enjoy fresh, ... about what's fresh and new at the Pike Place Market

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Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of Downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. It was once the heart of the city: Seattle's founders settled there in 1852, following a brief six-month settlement at Alki Point on the far side of Elliott Bay.

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Puget Sound
Puget Sound

Puget Sound / ˈ p juː dʒ ɪ t / is a sound along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of Washington, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea.

Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium

Meet us at the beach! Explore the beach at low tide with a Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist during this free, drop-in program. No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches.

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Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum

SAM is the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest. Visit us at our three locations: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park.

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Seattle Center
Seattle Center

Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, the 74-acre (30 ha) Seattle Center is an arts, educational, tourism and entertainment center in Seattle. Its landmark feature is the 605-foot (184 m) tall Space Needle, a now-iconic building that was, at its completion, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

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Seattle Central Library
Seattle Central Library

The new Central Library opened May 23, 2004. The 11-floor building contains an innovative "Books Spiral," a 275-seat auditorium, and open spaces where patrons can meet, study, search the web or read. The Library has centers for children, teens and adult readers, along with expanded collections and a large computer lab. It also has underground parking for about 143 vehicles.

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Seattle Chinatown-International District
Seattle Chinatown-International District

Chinatown-International District Dragons march across the 45-foot arch of the historic Chinatown Gate, welcoming visitors to this diverse community. Wander the area to discover eateries, shops, and attractions that speak to Seattle’s Asian American roots.

Seattle CityPASS
Seattle CityPASS

Seattle CityPASS tickets are a booklet of admission tickets that gives you access to the 5 best attractions in Seattle for up to 45% less than the combined admission prices. It's valid 9 days beginning with the day of first use and can save you time because you can skip most ticket lines.

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Seattle Great Wheel
Seattle Great Wheel

Meet one of the official VisitSeattle.org partners, Seattle Great Wheel here.

Seattle Japanese Garden
Seattle Japanese Garden

Our Garden. Open to the public since June 1960, Seattle Japanese Garden is one of the most highly regarded Japanese-style gardens in North America. Tucked within a vast arboretum in a fast-growing city, the garden attracts over 100,000 visitors annually and is beloved both locally and by garden-lovers from over 30 countries around the world.

Seward Park
Seward Park

Within the Seattle city limits, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile bike and walking path, an amphitheater, a native plant garden, an art studio, miles of hiking trails, shoreline, beaches and more.

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Sky View Observatory Columbia Center
Sky View Observatory Columbia Center

Sky View Observatory is the tallest public observatory in the Pacific Northwest and the perfect place to begin any Seattle experience. Enjoy the view from the top, located in Columbia Center on Floor 73.

Smith Tower
Smith Tower

In 1914, Smith Tower became the first skyscraper in Seattle and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. For more than one hundred years, it has remained a cultural icon of the city, offering breathtaking panoramic views and spectacular architectural beauty.

South Lake Union
South Lake Union

In early Seattle history, South Lake Union had housing for both workers and owners of mills on Lake Union, including David Denny's residence at Dexter Ave N and Republican St. By the 1960s, landowners including the Seattle Times demolished acres of housing for parking lots, leaving the Cascade Neighborhood as the only district with many residential options.

Space Needle
Space Needle

Built in 1962, the Space Needle has since become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Tillicum Village
Tillicum Village

The Tillicum Excursion will take you to nearby Blake Island as you explore over 475 acres of the island located north of Vashon and Bainbridge Island. The Tillicum Excursion will take you to nearby Blake Island as you explore over 475 acres of the island located north of Vashon and Bainbridge Island.

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Volunteer Park
Volunteer Park

Located in the heart of Seattle, Volunteer Park is home to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The Landmarks Preservation Board designated Volunteer Park as a Seattle Landmark on November 2, 2011. This historic Olmsted Park is beloved by residents and visitors alike.

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Volunteer Park Conservatory
Volunteer Park Conservatory

Located in the heart of Seattle, Volunteer Park is home to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The Landmarks Preservation Board designated Volunteer Park as a Seattle Landmark on November 2, 2011. This historic Olmsted Park is beloved by residents and visitors alike.

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Washington Park Arboretum
Washington Park Arboretum

The Arboretum is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington. Jointly managed by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the City of Seattle, its 230 acres contain a dynamic assortment of plants, some found nowhere else in the Northwest. Take a walk through the Arboretum and discover this beautiful living collection.

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Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park

From either of two pink metal viewing platforms, reached both by stairs and a wheelchair-accessible ramp, you can enjoy excellent views of the city skyline, the waterfront, the ships in drydock, container cranes, the West Seattle Bridge, Magnolia Bluff, Blake Island, Bainbridge, and, on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains.

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Woodland Park
Woodland Park

Woodland Park is an exciting, multipurpose park and recreation space just southwest of Green Lake and north of the Fremont district. It is separated into two parts by Aurora Avenue. The side west of Aurora is largely occupied by the Woodland Park Zoo, but also includes some picnic space, a formal rose garden, a few open spaces, and a play area for children.

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Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo

Look up Woodland Park Zoo staff and find contact information for your inquiries.

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