Pioneer Square © Joe Mabel
South of downtown, the district of Pioneer Square features more than 20 blocks of historic buildings, galleries and a great nightlife. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park recalls the days when Seattle was a jumping off point for hopefuls heading for the goldfields. Another visitor favourite is the unique Underground Tour, taking in the sunken storefronts of the original 'Skid Road' where timber used to be slid down to the steam-powered mills on the shores of Elliott Bay. On the first Thursday of every month, all art galleries and museums remain open for the evening, serving snacks and drinks and allowing visitors to mingle and visit while looking at the artwork on display.
Telephone: Pioneer Square Community Association: (206) 667 0687