Your Destination Guide to Seattle

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Don't forget to take a breath and see some of the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Visit the San Juan Islands, take a ferry, or explore some of Seattle's beautiful parks and gardens. Don't miss Seattle's landmarks - the Original Starbucks, the Space Needle or the Fremont Troll.

Seattle | Sightseeing

Ballard Locks
  • Ballard Locks
  • The Ballard Locks turn engineers into tour guides, saltwater into freshwater, and salmon into courageous fighters. Combining education with entertainment, the Ballard Locks are one of the most unique destinations in Seattle. The Ballard Locks, known officially as the Hiram M.
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Explore the San Juan Islands
  • Explore the San Juan Islands
  • Ranked #2 on the New York Times’s list of “Best Places to Visit in 2011,” the San Juan Islands are as close to perfection as you’re likely to ever come.
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Ferries and Cruises
  • Ferries and Cruises
  • The first Saturday in May of each year marks the opening day of Seattle’s boating season. The waters of Elliot Bay, Lake Union, and Lake Washington fill with vessels of every size as the residents...
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Freeway Park
  • Freeway Park
  • The green spaces and flowing fountains of Freeway Park provide a place to sit and relax right in the middle of downtown Seattle. This city park overlooks Seattle’s financial district to the west and is bordered by First Hill to the east.
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Fremont Troll
  • Fremont Troll
  • The Fremont neighborhood in Seattle— self-proclaimed the “Center of the Universe”— hosts its share of quirky events and attractions, including a giant statue of Lenin that was originally...
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Gasworks Park
  • Gasworks Park
  • A former gas production facility might not seem the most likely place for a popular park. But Gasworks Park, populated with rusted red-metal towers that serve as a daily reminder of the park’s...
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Kubota Garden
  • Kubota Garden
  • In 1927, skilled landscaper and gardener Fujitaro Kubota envisioned sharing his Japanese heritage with the citizens of Seattle through his love of gardening and landscaping.
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Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Venture down to the Seattle Art Museum’s most recent addition, the Olympic Sculpture Park, a nine-acre stretch of waterfront lawn that houses a permanent collection of inspiring sculptures.
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Original Starbucks
  • Original Starbucks
  • At 1912 Pike Place, a steady stream of tourists, fishmongers, and shoppers pour into a weathered doorway off a rough cobblestone street. As quickly as they cram into this small storefront in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, they emerge with white paper cups trailing distinct aromas.
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Ride the Ducks Tours
  • Ride the Ducks Tours
  • Before you roll your eyes at the phrase “city tour” picture the following scene. A WWII amphibious vehicle gently slides into rolling silver waves and floats off into the mid-afternoon sun.
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Space Needle
  • Space Needle
  • Standing at the top of the tallest observation deck in Washington State, you can look out across the Puget Sound to see Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Peninsula. If you turn to the left, the statuesque Mount Rainier is right before your eyes.
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The Gum Wall
  • The Gum Wall
  • Unexpected Productions’ Seattle Theatresports started a tradition in 1993 when members used their gum as adhesive to stick coins to the Market Theater Wall next to its box office.
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The Waterfront
  • The Waterfront
  • A green and white ferry boat floats across glittering Elliot Bay, its horn sounding as it pulls away from the dock. Seagulls glide and dip, looking for fried handouts from tourists at the fish-and-chip bar.
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Tillicum Village
  • Tillicum Village
  • People of the Coast Salish Tribe hold firm to their unique traditions while encompassing modern practices. At Tillicum Village, the natives invite everyone to share what they enjoy and value in their lives.
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Waterfall Garden Park
  • Waterfall Garden Park
  • For a tranquil and unexpected escape from the rapid pace of Seattle’s downtown, look no further than Waterfall Garden Park. Located on 2nd Avenue in the Pioneer Square area of downtown,...
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