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Known for its coffee and technology Seattle has many varied attractions. One of the most popular is the Pike Place Market with a feast of food and fresh produce to inspire the taste buds. Check out the world famous Space Needle in the vast Seattle Complex area, have a meal in the Sky Restaurant, and enjoy the art in the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Children will love the interactive Pacific Science center with its mathematics and scientific exhibits, and the culture fans will appreciate the Seattle Art Gallery. See the original Air Force One at the Museum of Flight just outside Seattle.

Explore the underground ruins from the Seattle Fire of 1888 on Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour in a subterranean world. Get close to nature by watching salmon swimming up the fish ladders at the Ballard Locks on Puget Sound and spend some time at the Seattle Aquarium.

In season find a local whale watching excursion, and take a ferry to one of the many drop off points including the San Juan Islands. The Waterfront with over a mile of restaurants, shops and maritime attractions is a popular place for visitors and a great place to spend a day in Seattle.

 

Seattle Underground
If you've ever heard the term “Skid Road,” you might be interested to learn that it originated in Pioneer Square, which is also where you will find the Seattle Underground walking tour. If you want a glimpse of the history of Seattle, this is the place to get it. In case you are wondering what the Seattle Underground is, it is an area of the city that was once street level. In 1889 there was a massive fire that destroyed 33 city blocks. After the fire the city decided that rather than rebuilding the area as it was, they would literally raise the streets and essentially rebuild the city two stories higher than it was originally.

The Underground is essentially, what was left behind of the original area. While you are in the area you should also pay a visit to the Klondike Gold Rush Museum and Elliott Bay Book Company as well as the Smith Tower Observation Deck.

 

The Space Needle
Perhaps the most famous landmark Seattle has to offer, the Space Needle is a popular destination for tourists. Whether you want to take in the sights of Seattle from a bird's eye view or you are simply looking for a great place to eat the Space Needle can give you an outing to remember. Be sure to snap a few photos from up high and grab a few goodies from the gift shop to bring home. This is an absolute must for anyone travelling to Seattle and an amazing view of the sound, the city, and the mountains in the distance.

The Ballard Locks
A great Seattle attraction that is free to visitors, the Ballard Locks is a popular place to visit while in Seattle. This is especially true during the summer months when the salmon can be spotted and there are free concerts on Sunday afternoons. If you are looking for a pleasant outing with the family that does not cost a small fortune this is a real treat for everyone.

 

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» Seattle Space Needle

 

 

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