Things To Do in Seattle - Attractions

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Argosy Cruises

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour - Offers must-see tourist attractions, such as the Lakes, Locks and Harbor Cruises and hosts countless weddings, trips to Tillicum Village, corporate events and community activities, including the Christmas ShipTM Festival, Pacific Marine Research trips, and Camp Goodtimes.

Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight - Experience the story of flight from the dawn of aviation to the Space Age. The Museum features 54 of the world's most awe-inspiring airplanes-authentic and in mint condition. Walk within inches of the amazing Blackbird spy plane or board America's first presidential jet-the original Air Force One.

The Space Needle

The Space Needle - A Seattle tradition for over 35 years offers extraordinary futuristic design and colorful history. Just 43 seconds in a glass elevator from ground level to 520 feet above Seattle. A 360-degree view of the most incredible panoramic scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

The Burke Museum - Located on the campus of the University of Washington, the Burke Museum is a major national resource for information on the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden - Just south of Seattle, the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden is home to one of the largest rhododendron collections in the world. Over 10,000 rhododendrons grow in a beautiful 22 acre woodland of tall native conifers. The flowering season in western Washington begins in early January and continues through late July with the majority of species in bloom from March to May.

Seattle Children's Museum - This is a place where kids can do everything. Explore a mountain forest, ride a subway, create their own songs in a real recording studio, go inside a whale, examine skeletons, and other exciting adventures.

Northwest Railway Museum - The Snoqualmie Depot has been restored to its turn of the century grandeur and is presented as an operating train station.

Bellevue Arts Museum - The Pacific Northwest's center for the exploration of art, craft and design through exhibitions, educational programs and partnerships, emphasizing the work of regional artists.

Bill Speidel's Underground Tour - Visit the spooky city that lies beneath Seattle. You'll learn how the Underground was created. The subterranean walkways are dry, but the history sure isn't! Learn about Seattle's very colorful past; how our Founding Fathers' squabbling led to Seattle's complicated street system, and more!

Washington State Ferries - The largest ferry system in the United States, serving eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada. Every year, thousands of out-of-state visitors come to ride a ferry on a scenic ride through the San Juan Islands or to other destinations around Puget Sound.

5th Avenue Theatre - When you want to see a big show, the 5th Avenue Theatre is the place for you! The decor inside is gorgeous-ornately designed and impossibly detailed.This gorgeous theater has a long history in Seattle since 1926 and holds the hearts of many for its beautiful Chinese replication of the dome in Bejing's Forbidden City. Music and vocals are always top-notch and the orchestra is enchanting.

Olympic Sculpture Park - The park itself is an extension of the Seattle Art Museum and exists as a nine acre swath of public green space filled with various art installations and a pedestrian path that extends about half a mile towards Myrtle Edwards Park. As well as the sculptures, you do get a nice walk along the waterfront and some priceless shots of the area. Come and enjoy a few minutes or stay for hours, you won't be dissappointed!

Savor Seattle Food Tours‎ - Savor Seattle offers a number of different food tours that keep your mouth watering for more. Take a walking tour of Pike Place, enjoy the cuisine in the gourmet Seattle Tour and for all you chocolate cravers, there is the Chocolate Indulgence Tour that will satisfy any craving. It is a movable feast, a must for any foodie traveler must see list.

Seattle Symphony Orchestra - Spend an evening in this beautiful hall, listening to the amazing acoustics that amplify the angelic sounds of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Here dedicated people express their artistic passion enough to bring you to tears. Somewhere between the beginning and the end of the performances, magic happen. Be sure to include the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on your next trip!

Center for Wooden Boats - A museum that boasts more than 100 historic boats. Explore boats on and off the water, learn new skills or simply relax on the lake. Many events and classes offered.

Seattle Bug Safari - A live bug zoo and gift shop where Seattle tourists and kids of all ages can experience the exotic, behind-the-scenes world of insects.

K1 Speed Indoor Karting - Offers the best indoor go kart racing in the Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue and King County area. A 1/5 mile indoor kart track, eco-friendly electric karts, pool tables, TV, and dining area.

Nordic Heritage Museum - Visit a place where Nordic history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events.

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience - Dedicated to immersing people in uniquely-American stories of survival, success, struggle, conflict, compassion and hope. The Nation’s only museum devoted to the Asian Pacific American experience.

Museum of History & Industry - Dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation.

Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center - The center offers a variety of interactive exhibits, a planetarium, IMAX theaters, laser shows and a variety of special events throughout the year.

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum

EMP Museum - The place where music meets science fiction. Learn about two popular passions through state-of-the-art exhibitions and hands-on interactives- all under one architecturally amazing roof!

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium - Features more than 380 species of fish, invertebrates, birds and marine mammals, an underwater Dome and a Discovery Lab. Visitors can witness the entire life-cycle of Pacific salmon in the world's only aquarium-based salmon ladder and fish hatchery. The Aquarium also offers trips to see orcas, eagles, gray whales and more in the wild.

Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo - Considered one of the country's ten best zoos, Woodland Park Zoo's 92 acres feature over 300 animal species and 1000 plant species in award-winning naturalistic exhibits.

Seattle Center - If you want to keep the kids entertained all day long, head to Seattle Center. This 74-acre cultural center and amusement park has a lot to offer, all year long. From the Space Needle to the Pacific Science Center, the fountain, the annual festivals, and the Children's Museum, you won't go wrong here!

Pike Place Market - This nine-acre historic district hosts nine million visitors each year who come to experience the unique sites and sounds of Seattle's downtown public market. It is a great place to shop and to find entertainment.

Tillicum Village - A place where family and friends can come and explore, while enjoying an exquisite meal of freshly prepared salmon, and view Native American dances. Come for the excellent dinner and show, and stay afterwards to examine authentic carving exhibits or explore Blake Island itself.

Evergreen Family Theatre - Committed to producing live theatre that engages body, soul and spirit.

Emerald Downs - A day at the races comes in many forms. You can simply pay admission and hang out on the track level with your friends or bring a blanket and lay out in the Park. If you want to have a "home base" at the track, reserve a seat in the Grandstand or a table in the Rainier Restaurant

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks - Visitors to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks can enjoy the beautiful Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden, watch the boats, visit the fish ladder, and explore the exhibits and bookstore in the Visitor Center.

Wild Waves Theme Park - The only combination theme park and water park in the Pacific Northwest. Wild Waves Theme Park features over 60 rides, slides and attractions on over 60 acres.

KidsQuest Children's Museum - Enjoy hours of delight and discovery at this innovative hands-on museum for children and families designed to engage kids from infancy to age ten.

Hydroplane & Race Boat Museum - The Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing.

Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle's Restaurant - Activities, rides and attractions you'll find at Family Fun Center Tukwila offer an endless array of opportunities to have FUN!

Let's Tour Seattle - We guarantee this 4-hour bus tour of Seattle will be the highlight of your visit. It's 3 hours packed with all the sights you came expecting to see, covers many you didn't expect, and includes a 1-hour meal stop at Fisherman's Terminal where the Deadliest Catch boats are moored.

Ride the Ducks of Seattle - How can you go wrong with this classic Seattle tour. Beginning from the base of the Space Needle you and your group will drive along the streets of Seattle, rolling down Belltown to the waterfront; on through Pioneer Square. Then you waddle on down 1st Ave to Pike Street and head to Lake Union where you take a splash-literally into the lake! Best have your camera ready for some great shots of Seattle from Lake Union. Finally, shake the water off and quack through the outskirts of Freemont and back to the Space Needle! It is a favorite of all!

The Fremont Troll - Under a bridge on Troll Avenue in Fremont sits the world famous Fremont Troll. Clutching a VW Bug and with one exposed shiny eye the troll looks out over this famous Seattle burrow. Visitors celebrate the troll by regularly climbing up his sides and taking pictures. Don't miss this Seattle Landmark!

Seattle Art Museum - Offers several stunning art exhibits, as well as guided tours to highlight and discuss certain pieces of art. Come wander the halls of this gallery.

Henry Art Gallery - Engages diverse audiences in the powerful experience of artistic invention and serves as a catalyst for the creation of new work that inspires and challenges.

Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum - Brings the history of policing in the Pacific Northwest to life. The official repository for the historical artifacts of the Seattle Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Office dating back to the 1880’s.

Century Link Field - Set just south of historic Pioneer Square, against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains and glistening Puget Sound, Century Link Field is unlike any other stadium in the world. Inside the stadium you will experience perfect views of the field and surrounding area, unmatched comfort, and more.