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What to See & Do in Seattle

Get the highlights of important attractions and resources for your trip to Seattle.

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MUSEUMS

The Children's Museum
Seattle Center
305 Harrison St.
206-441-1768
www.thechildrensmuseum.org
Hands-on exhibits let kids explore across the globe and across time.

The EMP Building is made up of over 21,000 aluminum and stainless steel shingles and 280 steel ribs

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
Seattle Center
325 Fifth Ave. N.
206-770-2700

www.empsfm.org/www.sfhomeworld.com
The two museums share joint admission. The interactive EMP celebrates music of all genres, from rock to hip-hop, country, punk and gospel. Next door, the Science Fiction Museum is chock full of other-world memorabilia.

Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way S.
206-764-5700
www.museumofflight.org
Largest aviation museum on the west coast.

View Museum of Flight photos in GAYOT's photo gallery

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
206-654-3100
www.seattleartmuseum.org
The newly renovated and expanded museum boasts four floors of modern and contemporary art, Northwest art, European and early American art, and more.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
Volunteer Park
1400 E. Prospect St.
206-654-3100
www.seattleartmuseum.org
Hosts excellent permanent and temporary exhibitions of modern and traditional Asian art.

Wing Luke Asian Museum
International District
719 S. King St.
206-623-5124
www.wingluke.org
Recently relocated to an expanded and state-of-the-art modern facility housed in a turn-of-the-century building, the revamped museum spotlights Asian American history, culture and art.

EXCURSIONS

Argosy Cruises
206-623-1445
www.argosycruises.com
Offers a number of tours, from short circuits around Puget Sound to longer trips that take you through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, a fun journey that moves you between the saltwater sound and the freshwater of inland lakes.

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Avenue
206-654-3100
www.seattleartmuseum.org
A gorgeous nine-acre park adorned with monolithic sculptures by seminal 20th century artists.

Underground Tour
206-682-4646
www.undergroundtour.com
Shows you the original storefronts that were at street level before most of the town was destroyed in the fire of 1889.

Washington State Ferries
1-800-843-3779
www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
Ferries leave from Pier 52, taking both passengers and cars to numerous destinations. You might do the half-hour trip to Bainbridge Island and stroll around the historic town of Winslow.

SIGHTSEEING

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
319 Second Avenue South
Corner of Jackson St.  & 2nd Ave S.
206-220-4240

www.nps.gov/klse
A museum recounting the days when pioneers came through here on their way to the Yukon.

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
206-684-7200
www.seattlecenter.com
A lasting legacy of the 1962 World's Fair.

Seattle Public Library's Central Library
www.spl.org
1000 Fourth Ave.
206-386-4636
An unusual structure inside and out designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. Free one-hour tours are offered several times a day, starting at the third-floor welcome desk.

Central Library in Seattle, WA

Space Needle
Seattle Center
400 Broad St.
206-905-2100
www.spaceneedle.com
The city's landmark 605-foot tower. Ride to the observation deck at 520 feet for 360-degree views stretching across Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains on the peninsula to the west and the Cascade Range to the east.

SHOPPING

Elliott Bay Book Co.
Pioneer Square
1521 Tenth Avenue
206-624-6600
www.elliottbaybook.com
This noted bookseller in Pioneer Square draws the literary crowd to its many readings by authors.

Pike Place Merchants Association
88 Pike Street, Room 500
206-682-7453
www.pikeplacemarket.org
Pike Place Market is a festive bazaar that brims with color and action and stretches beyond the true market from First Avenue and Pike Street along Pike Place to encompass all the additional shops and vendors between Union and Virginia streets to Western Avenue.

Uwajimaya
International District
600 5th Ave. S.
206-624-6248
www.uwajimaya.com
A modern superstore in the International District with foods and goods that you may never have seen elsewhere.

SCIENCE

The Boeing Co.
Everett Plant, Hwy. 526
Everett, WA
800-464-1476
www.boeing.com
Visitors can view airplanes in various stages of flight test and manufacture for airline customers around the world. Tours run Monday through Friday.

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. N.
206-443-2001
www.pacsci.org
Includes a science and educational museum, IMAX theater, planetarium, and science exhibits. Located under the Space Needle.

The Seattle Aquarium
Waterfront Park, Pier 59
206-386-4320
www.seattleaquarium.org
Offers a close-up look at some of the creatures living in Puget Sound from its underwater dome room. Among the exhibits you will see river otters and a salmon stream.

NIGHTLIFE

Crocodile Café
2200 Second Ave.
206-441-4618
www.thecrocodile.com
A good place to catch some rock-pop music.

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
2033 Sixth Ave.
206-441-9729
www.jazzalley.com
A popular local club.

Showbox Music Club
1426 First Ave.
206-628-3151
www.showboxonline.com
A live music venue.

The Triple Door
216 Union St.
206-838-4333
www.tripledoor.com
A jazz club directly downstairs from Wild Ginger restaurant.

RESOURCES

CityPass
800-330-5008

www.citypass.com/seattle
Provides admission to a half dozen popular attractions at no additional cost; it's available at attractions, including the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center and IMAX Theater, Seattle Art Museum and The Seattle Aquarium.

Metro Transit
206-553-3000

metro.kingcounty.gov

Seattle-King County Visitor Information
Washington State Trade & Convention Center
8th Ave. & Pike St.
www.visitseattle.org
206-461-5840

For more information, visit the Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau official website or call 206-461-5840


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