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Attractions in Seattle, Washington

Seattle is full of attractions and things-to-do. From the Space Needle to Pikes Place Market, there will not be a dull day in Seattle. 

Seattle Center, Space Needle

The Space Needle was largely created for the 1962 World’s Fair and has been a huge Seattle attraction ever since. The Seattle Center House, which today holds an exhibition space, shops and a food court was built by the army in 1939 as an armory. Today, in addition to the Seattle Space Needle,  the Center is home to everything from a high school, museums, theaters, gardens, world class opera and ballet companies,  to a kid’s amusement park, and the home court of Seattle’s NBA and WNBA teams.

Seattle Boeing Plant Tour

Boeing Plant Tour in Seattle

Seattle's Boeing Plant is another major Seattle attraction located in the world's largest building (98.3 acres under one roof). Learn the Boeing story from a knowledgeable guide and a state-of-the-art video presentation before entering the vast factory. There you will see the assembly line and top-of-the-line Boeing airplanes, including the 777, 767, and the largest airplane in commercial service, the 747. Directions: From Interstate 5 North or South, take Exit 189 to State Highway 526 West. Drive for about 4 miles. Stay in the left lane of Hwy 526 and turn left at the light at 84th Street. Call for reservations: 360-756-0086

Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle

Seattle’s very first neighborhood offers a guided walking tour; horse drawn buggy, view from the ferries, and many other sights and sounds. Situated between downtown and the stadiums, the International District and the waterfront, Pioneer Square enjoys a central location, easily accessible by foot, bus, trolley, car, commuter rail, train, or ferry. A Seattle attraction not to be missed!

Pikes Place Market

Pikes Place Market, Downtown SeattleThe 9-acre market was established in 1907 for farmers and fisherman to sell direct to consumers. In the 1930's, over six hundred sellers worked in the market. The market declined until 1974 when it was preserved as a historical district. There are only fisherman, farmers, and craftspeople.  The market is large and covers almost nine acres. Also the world's first Starbuck's coffee (a huge Seattle attraction) is located right next to the market. Located between Union St.  and Virginia St, First Ave and Western.

Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island, Seattle

A Seattle attraction that will take you to one of the many islands off of Seattle, the 35 minute ferry trip across Elliott Bay to Bainbridge Island. While on the ferry, view the breathtaking Seattle skyline. The island covers almost 28 square miles, and has a population of just over 20,000. You can drive or walk on to the island. There is plenty to see in the town of Winslow, just up the hill from the ferry dock. Location: Take the ferry at Pier 52, on Alaskan Way.

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle AquariumThe heartbeat of hands-on marine experience and preservation education in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you! Located at 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA. 98101. Call 206-386-4300 for more info.

Seattle Underground Tour

Seattle Underground TourGo visit the spooky city that lies beneath Seattle's present street level where you'll learn how the Underground was created. The subterranean walkways are dry, but the history sure isn't! Learn how Seattle's founding fathers' squabbling led to Seattle's complicated street system, and how the solutions to Seattle's unique plumbing problems affected the town's elevation. Relax in Doc Maynard's, a restored 1890's public house (pub and nightclub), where you'll hear the first part of the tour. From there, your guide will lead you along the sidewalks of Pioneer Square and into the areas below, which have been vacant since 1907. Located 608 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Call 206-682-4646 for more details.

Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

Woodland Park Zoo in SeattleWoodland Park Zoo, located in Seattle, includes 65 acres of exhibits and public spaces . This Seattle attraction offers a wide variety of animals takes visitor's breath away. A perfect place for any animal lover. 5500 Phinney Ave. Click here for a map. Call 206.684.4800 for more details.