Chihuly Garden Glass sorprende a los visitantes con muestras de arte fino y colorido. Con la icónica Space Needle de escenario de fondo, esta exposición única, concebida por el artista David Chihuly, cuenta con esculturas de cristal que hay que ver para creer. El esplendor de los jardines es verdaderamente una experiencia tranquilizadora. El lugar es de fácil acceso a través del monorraíl de Seattle, por lo cual no hay excusa para no experimentar esta incomparable muestra de naturaleza y cristal.
El Museum of Pop Culture es una de las paradas más interesantes de Seattle. El Experience Music Project se encuentra en el Seattle Center, y nos lleva a través de historia de la música mediante la inmersión en casi 80000 artefactos, incluyendo fotos, archivos de sonido, vestimentas e instrumentos musicales de conocidos artistas. La mayoría de las exhibiciones son interactivas, permitiendo a los visitantes literalmente tocar allí. Aquí también se encuentra el Science Fiction Museum & Hall, que honra a los más grandes talentos del género.
Fremont, which up until 1891 used to be a city in itself, is now a neighborhood of Seattle bordered by others like Queen Anne and Ballard. The statue of Lenin and the Fremont Troll are two of the main attractions of this area, and there is lots more to see and do as well. If you're in the mood to shop, you would definitely like to check out the many, varied stores in the area. The Sunday street market is another highlight of the area.
This famous fish market is one of the most well-known spots in Seattle where you can watch fishermen and sellers throw fish through the air. The fish and shellfish are fresh, displayed in crushed ice all around the counter. The stand sells wild salmon, yellow fin tuna, halibut, crab, prawns and more. You can simply browse or buy some to go, most fishmongers will ship it anywhere. Make sure to stop and watch the famous fish-throwing show. Pike Place Fish Market is located right through the main entrance to Pike Place Market.
Tractor Tavern es el lugar para escuchar buen blues, rock, country, bluegrass, folk y música celta. Si vibra, es aquí. La música se escucha hasta la calle casi todas las noches de la semana, y el lugar se llena más rápido de lo que cabría esperar. Cuenta con una barra completa.
This is a place that is very difficult to define and categorize. Artists, who have different areas of specialization, all come together here and share their creativity. Housed in an industrial building dating back to the World War II era, this is a place where visitors can freely interact with the artists, who range from blacksmiths to photographers. This is more of an artistic community than a studio, one which encourages people to come and experience art first-hand. Do make an appointment with either the founder, Samuel Farrazaino, or with the specific artist you wish to meet, before dropping by.
Pioneer Square es el barrio más antiguo de Seattle, y no siempre fue un lugar agradable de visitar. El Underground Tour lleva a los visitantes a recorrer Pioneer Square y también al oscuro Seattle que ahora se encuentra bajo tierra. Cerca de 25 manzanas de Pioneer Square tienen huecos bajo las aceras, gracias a las peculiaridades de la reconstrucción tras el gran incendio de 1889.
Sounding exactly like it is, the Gum Wall came into being when patrons to a nearby theater started sticking pieces of chewing gum to the wall, after getting irritated by having to wait in long lines. When cleaning the walls a couple of times didn't ward off the people, the theater workers just let the chewed gum pieces remain. Today, a popular tourist attraction, the wall is covered with thousands of pieces of chewed gum, making the gum wall 15 feet (4.57 meters) high and considerably thicker at some parts. However gross it may sound, the colorful display of bubblegum coupled with artistic endeavors by a lot of people, make it for an interesting visit. If you decide to make a stopover at this wonderful place, don't forget to carry some gum!
Housing some of the world’s biggest shoes, the Giant Shoe Museum, located at the Old Seattle Paperworks shop, is a flamboyant museum which resembles a mini carnival with its circus shoe theme entrance and vibrant colors and banners hanging across the store. The wall on its west end holds some of the largest shoes you would ever see, including the wingtip shoes belonging to Robert Wadlow, who was known as the world's tallest man. A stop here is sure to liven up your day.
Nestled in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, The Butterworth Building was erected to serve as the city's first mortuary in 1903. It functioned as the Butterworth & Sons mortuary, until a new location was chosen in 1923. Housing three floors, the topmost provided accommodation for employees, while the remaining were used as coffin showroom, embalming room, morgue and private offices. The building lies vacant, but the basement is home to the popular Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub. Rumor has it, that ghosts lurk throughout the building, making it a great exploration zone for lovers of paranormal activity.
Featuring pinball machines dating back 70 years to modern incarnations, Seattle Pinball Museum is all about this fun game! With the price of admission you can view all of the interesting pinball machines, and better yet, you can play pinball! Seattle Pinball Museum is an interesting hybrid of an arcade and museum, where you can learn about the machines by reading the plaques beside the games as well as play all of the machines. Try beating the high score of the vintage 1966 Loop the Loop machine or try mastering the 2011 Rolling Stones machine. If you pay a little more then the admission price you can get an all day pass.