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  • 1 Wing Luke Asian Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    719 S. King St. USA - Seattle, WA 98104

    Its permanent exhibit, "The Asian Pacific American Experience," traces their contributions to agriculture, canning, fishing, mining and other industries, as well as detailing family traditions, celebrations and other distinctive aspects tha..

  • 2 Puget Sound Vessel Traffic Service Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    USA - Seattle, WA 98134

    Visitors are welcome to observe the activities of the service, housed on the fourth floor of a government building among the portside hubbub of Elliott Bay. From here you have a working perspective into the complexities of bringing huge ships in and ..

  • 3 Tillicum Village Interesting

    Museums and art

    USA - Seattle, WA 98126

    Actually a single longhouse of Kwakiutl style, it was built in the 1960s on small Blake Island in Puget Sound. Visitors are treated to a traditional salmon bake, with the whole fish splayed open on cedar stakes and cooked over an alder-wood fire. Nat..

  • 4 Seattle Aquarium Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Pier 59 USA - Seattle, WA 98101

    Home to some 380 species of fish, birds, plants, marine invertebrates and mammals native to the Puget Sound area.

  • 5 Pioneer Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Seattle, WA 98104

    Site of Seattle's first permanent settlement, Pioneer Square retains the nostalgic appeal of an older and less refined city. The Pioneer Square National Historic District is surrounded by a modern skyline.

  • 6 Kubota Gardens

    Nature and gardens

    9817 55th Ave S USA - Seattle, WA 98144

    Kubota Gardens owe their existence to their namesake designer, Japanese immigrant Fujitaro Kubota. In the late 1920s, Kubota purchased five acres of logged marshland and began transforming it into a botanical showplace for his business, the Kubota Ga..

  • 7 Queen Anne District

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    3600 Stone Way N USA - Seattle, WA 98109

    Set atop 450ft Queen Anne hill, this affluent neighborhood northwest of Seattle Center has an abundance of fine restaurants and cafes along lower Queen Anne Street North. The plethora of Queen Anne-style mansions built here in the late 19C earned the..

  • 8 Capitol Hill & University District

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Seattle, WA 98122

    The mansions of old Seattle not far from bohemian coffeehouses, and university student hang-outs around the corner from working?class taverns. Though it never became the site of the state capitol as city planners had hoped, the high ground of Capitol..

  • 9 Volunteer Park

    Nature and gardens

    1247 15th Ave E USA - Seattle, WA 98112

    Today, a narrow, 106-step stairway winds around the interior of the 75.5ft tower, leading to an observatory with panoramic views of the city. Along the wall of the observatory, photographs and story boards explain the influence that the Olmsted Broth..

  • 10 Seattle Architectural Foundation Gallery

    Museums and art

    1335 5th Ave. USA - Seattle, WA 98101

    The spaces that residents used for work and commerce, social and recreational pursuits, learning and enlightenment, and personal and family endeavors are depicted through historic photographs, blueprints, building models and furniture. The foundation..

  • 11 Freeway Park

    Nature and gardens

    700 Seneca St. USA - Seattle, WA 98101

    Designed by Lawrence Halprin and Angela Danadjieva, the five-acre oasis bridges the canyon created by the freeway and reconnects downtown with First Hill. Greenery, plazas for outdoor concerts, ponds, plantings of flowers and a series of soothing wat..

  • 12 Post Alley

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Post Alley USA - Seattle, WA 98101

    Separates the Corner Market (1912) and Triangle Market (1908) buildings. At its northwest corner, the Soames-Dunn Building combines two historic structures, the Soames Paper Company and the Dunn Seed Building, into a renovated home for scores of rest..

  • 13 Seattle IMAX Dome Theater

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    200 2nd Ave. N. USA - Seattle, WA 98101

    Featuring a domed overhead screen, six "surround-sound" speakers and reclining seats, this theater offers a changing series of movies that generally celebrate the wilderness, whales and other natural subjects.

  • 14 Pioneer Place

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1st Ave. S USA - Seattle, WA 98104

    This brick-paved triangle holds two neighborhood landmarks: the wrought-iron Pergola erected in 1909 to shield streetcar and cable-car passengers from the weather, and a Tlingit totem pole commissioned in the late 1930s to replace an earlier one dest..

  • 15 Smith Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    506 2nd Ave. USA - Seattle, WA 98104

    Lyman C. Smith, the Smith-Corona typewriter tycoon, commissioned the terra-cotta facaded, steel building as an office headquarters. Though many other city buildings now rise above it, the Smith Tower is still remarkable for its small but ornate lobby..

  • 16 International District

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4 blocks South of Pioneer Square USA - Seattle, WA 98104

    The current International District is still predominantly Chinese in character, with other Asian and African-American restaurants and businesses now represented as well. A hub of activity here is the ever popular Uwajimaya, a cavernous emporium selli..

  • 17 Belltown

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Seattle, WA 98121

    In the last several years the area, particularly along Second Avenue, has become a popular night spot, with a number of restaurants, live-music clubs and bars along First and Second Avenues.

  • 18 Center for Wooden Boats

    Museums and art

    S. Lake Union. 1010 Valley St. USA - Seattle, WA 98109

    The center's 20-some craft include peapods, dories, catboats, skiffs, kayaks and canoes, all on view in the lake waters beside the center. Non-boating observers are welcome to watch the staff at work maintaining this museum-quality "fleet".

  • 19 Northwest Seaport

    Nature and gardens

    S. Lake Union. 1002 Valley St. USA - Seattle, WA 98109

    Along the south edge of Lake Union, the "seaport" offers a look at the maritime heritage of Seattle via three vintage ships. Visitors may take self-guided tours above- and below-decks of all three: the 1897 schooner Wawona, The 120ft-long t..

  • 20 Benaroya Hall

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    200 University St. USA - Seattle, WA 98101

    Occupying an entire block in the middle of downtown, it features a circular window faþade that achieves the effect of a giant chandelier when lit at night. Built mostly from private funds but owned by the City of Seattle, the hall's two performance s..

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