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What to see in Seattle

Seattle Attractions


Seattle's skyline, with the prominent Space Needle, is one of America's most recognisable cityscapes which hints at the eclectic attractions below. The attractions in Seattle both celebrate and preserve various roles in history, alternating from aviation and shipbuilding industries, the music epicentre and the Native American and contemporary art centre. Other attractions let visitors enjoy the moment, including three sports stadiums, an aquarium, zoo, music laboratory, and festive city districts.

Sightseeing Seattle's watery attributes can be enjoyed criss-crossing Puget Sound in state ferries or from the lively waterfront shopping area Pikes Place Market.

Among the other highlights are the great museums showcasing the history of flight, contemporary art, an ode to Rock 'n Roll at the Museum of Pop Culture, and of course, the views from the Space Needle. Yet perhaps the best thing to do is follow the locals in and around the city to see and enjoy Seattle the way they do.


Museum of Pop Culture

Housed in a colourful psychedelic building at the base of the Space Needle is one of Seattle's most popular attractions, the Museun of Pop Culture, a rock 'n roll music museum with a difference.

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Pike Place Market

Rachel, a giant piggy bank, stands guard over the Pike Place Farmer's Market in downtown Seattle, placed there to raise funds to preserve this National Historic District founded in 1907. The bustling…

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Pioneer Square

Billed as 'where Seattle begins', the historic district of Pioneer Square features more than 20 city blocks of historic buildings, more than 30 galleries, a vibrant retail sector, and the…

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Seattle Art Museum

Seattle's downtown Art Museum is landmarked by the animated thudding massive steel sculpture by Jonathon Borofsky called 'Hammering Man' that stands outside. Inside the remarkable building, designed…

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Seattle Space Needle

Anyone who has seen a picture of the Seattle skyline will be familiar with Seattle's internationally recognised symbol, the futuristic Space Needle building. From afar it looks like a spinning top,…

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Washington State Ferries

A quintessential part of experiencing the city is a ferry ride to Seattle. Coffee mugs are adorned with ferries, little model ferries are offered to tourists as trinkets, ferrying is a culture and…

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