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Art Museum
“Seattle Art Museum connects art to life through special exhibitions, educational programs & installations drawn from its collection of approximately 25K objects. SAM presents a global perspective, collecting & exhibiting objects from 140 cultures, exploring connections between the past and present”
338 locals recommend
Canal Lock
“Ballard Locks are a great way to see the active boat life in the area (commercial fishing boats next to yachts!). ”
404 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Mind-blowing blown glass sculptures interspersed with beautiful flowers and plants.”
288 locals recommend
Zoo
“This is a large zoo, will take a whole day to visit the entire zoo. It’s a really nice place with lots of animals to see. ”
231 locals recommend
Museum
“We love the Museum of Pop Culture! Housed in a Frank Gehry-designed building (read: crazy folding waves of metal), the MoPOP is tons of fun - there's something for everyone. Exhibits range from Seattle's rock idols to fantasy/sci-fi icons.”
234 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“At the north end of the downtown waterfront, this sculpture park is a beautiful place to go for a walk or rent some bikes and ride through it. Good place to slow down and have a picnic.”
253 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“This is a really nice tourists area. Visit Theo Chocolate (local chocolate factory) tour and see the factory inside. Lots of amazing tourist attractions like the Fremont Troll, Center of the World rocket, Statue of Lenin, Waiting for the Interurban statues.”
267 locals recommend
Stadium
“Root for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC at neighboring CenturyLink Field, known for its boisterous atmosphere. Both stadiums offer behind-the-scenes tours during the offseason and when the teams are away.”
170 locals recommend
Indoor Play Area
“Aviation buffs, take note: The Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space collections in the country, with an overwhelming number of things to see—like a Boeing lunar rover and an Air Force One from the Eisenhower era—and do, including NASA space shuttle trainer tours and flight simulators.”
142 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“This is the home of the Mariners. Easy to take the light rail to the game!”
107 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The 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! Inspiring Conservation of our Marine Environment.”
108 locals recommend
Museum
“Experience the city's most iconic artifacts at MOHAI. Free admission to permanent exhibits on the first Thursday of every month.”
189 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Curious minds of all ages can escape to the captivating world of augmented and virtual reality. ”
107 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The Original North Seattle Micro brewery. This place has one of the best beer gardens in the Northwest. ”
151 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“One our favorite go-to places for a delicious casual meal: breakfast/lunch/brunch/dinner.”
135 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Although it was only built in 2012, the Seattle Great Wheel has quickly become a fixture of the city’s skyline—plus it adds an entirely new sightseeing perspective, thanks to its location perched on the end of Pier 57. Enjoy three revolutions around in one of the air-conditioned gondolas to see the city, water, and mountains on the horizon.”
110 locals recommend