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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 bizarre building at the base of the Space Needle is one of Seattle's most popular attractions, the Museum of Pop Culture. Its exhibit on Jimi Hendrix features artefacts associated…

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Pike Place Market

The busting Pike Place Farmers Market in downtown Seattle has provided the local people with producer-priced goods for decades. Today, more than 100 farmers and fishmongers continue…

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Pioneer Square

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…

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Seattle Art Museum

Jonathon Borofsky's massive steel kinetic sculpture Hammering Man stands outside the Seattle Art Museum. And what sits within are ranges of exhibits covering European and American…

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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. Visitors can get to the top…

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Washington State Ferries

A quintessential part of Seattle, ferrying is a culture and way of life to its residents with many commuting to work across the Union Lake and Elliot Bay areas. If possible, try…

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