Visitors to our city may be overwhelmed by where to start, since there is so much to choose from. So, we asked some residents, what they thought were the best places to visit in our city,
He’s what they said!
You can’t visit Seattle without visiting the Space Needle Observatory. It was built for the World Fair in 1962.
At over 605 feet high, it can’t exactly be missed and it rather dwarves the rest of the city.
Its’ impressive vital statistics (605 ft tall, 138 ft wide and a hefty 9550 tons) were so proportioned, in order to survive any fate that might befall it. In other words, it was created to be earthquake proof, as well as resilient to high winds.
The observation deck is no less than 520 ft high and as you can imagine, there is quite a view from up there. Just getting up there entails a 10 mph elevator ride – something not to be forgotten!
From the top you can see Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, the Seattle skyline and the Olympic and Cascade mountains.
Admissions start at $19 per adult.
MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE
Previously known as the Experience Music Project, the building; designed by Frank O Gehry; itself is worth a visit.
Movie costumes and sci-fi memorabilia are all on display, as are a collection of over two hundred guitars.
One of the most popular aquariums in the States! This is home to more than 380 varieties of fish, birds, marine mammals and invertebrates.
You can even touch some of the sea creatures who live in the aquarium or chat to some of the aquarium divers.
The underwater dome provides 400,000 gallons of water and the chance to see seals and otters!
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER
This is now over half a century old and is still one of the top attractions in Seattle. The Pacific Science Center is especially popular with kids of all ages.
One of the things that children really enjoy is the Tropical Butterfly Village, where about five hundred species of butterflies live.
WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM
This is 93 hectares of plants and trees. In the twenty three acres there are more than five thousand plant species from across the globe.
Attractions include the Japanese garden with its pagoda (eleven tiers!)
On site there are Canadian geese and blue herons.
MYRTLE EDWARDS PARK
Situated on the waterfront, this is one of the best parks in Seattle.
The Olympic Mountain range are visible from here and it is a good place to see sea life on the beach.
PIKE PLACE MARKET
This is Seattle’s historic market and is still going strong one century later! It is home to some of the greatest farmers markets in the United States!