Tourist Attractions

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Some Great Seattle Attractions as a part of our program:

 

Space needle

Built during the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle still stands as one of Seattle’s premier attractions. Go stand a top the 605ft needle and take in Seattle’s sights!

http://www.spaceneedle.com/

Address: 400 Broad Street, Seattle, WA

Hours: 9-11 daily

Cost: included in program

EMP

Dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music, Experience Music Project (EMP) includes interactive exhibits and pop culture memorabilia.

http://www.empmuseum.org/?gclid=CPCMxsfdsLICFSiCQgoduEYAGw

Address: 325 5th Avenue North Seattle

Hours: 10-5 daily

Cost: included in program

Ride the Ducks

Seattle’s original land and water tour on a WW11 amphibious landing craft! Tour highlights Seattle’s land and sea attractions on its most entertaining ride.

http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/

Address: 516 Broad Street, Seattle, WA

Hours:

Monday-Friday 10a-5pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:20a-5pm

Cost: $25 (group rates available for 10 or more)

Cost to rent a private duck is 900 dollars 4 36 people.

Game works

An entertainment based venue featuring an array of videogames, simulators, and attractions.

 http://www.gameworks.com/?tId=1&sId=16

Address: 1511 7th Avenue

Hours: 11-midnight daily

Cost: price varies see website

$10 free plays Thursday after 7 pm

 

Other great attractions: 

Seattle aquarium

Discover some of the ocean’s most unusual creatures as they take their home in Seattle’s incredible sea life aquarium. 

http://www.seattleaquarium.org/

Address: 1483 Alaskan Way

Hours: 9:30-5 daily

Cost: $19.95

Argosy Cruise

Cruise around Elliot Bay and take in the sights of the harbor as well as the breath taking city skyline on this 1-hour harbor cruise.

http://www.argosycruises.com/

Address: 1101 Alaskan Way

Hours

2012 HARBOR CRUISE DEPARTURES:

Sat. Mar. 17 – Fri. June 1

Daily: 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm

Sat. June 2 – Mon. Sept. 3

Daily: 11:00am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm,

4:00pm, 5:15pm

Tues. Sept. 4 – Sun. Oct. 14

Daily: 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm

Mon. Oct. 15- Mon. Dec. 31

Mon-Fri: 1:30pm
Sat-Sun:  1:30pm, 2:45pm

Cost: $23.25

The woodland park zoo

The Woodland park zoo is a host to over 1,000 different species of animals and has won more Best National Exhibit awards from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums than any other zoological institution.

http://www.zoo.org/

Address: 601 N. 59th Street

Hours:

May-September 9:30-7

Oct-April 9:30-5

Cost$17.75 (discount w/ city pass)

Seattle science center

The Pacific Science Center is a science museum in Seattle that inspires awareness and interest in science and technology.

http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/

Address: 200 2nd Avenue North

Hours: vary approximately. 10-5 daily

Cost: $16 (discount w/ city pass)

I-Max Theatre

With the capabilities of displaying film at a greater size and resolution Imax technology is becoming wildly more popular than film. These films come to life on a screen six stories high (60 feet) and 80 feet wide, with 12,000 watts of stereo sound.

http://pacificsciencecenter.org/IMAX-Theaters/Shows/imax

Address: 200 2nd Avenue North

Hours: see website

Cost: Varies please see website for more details

Underground tour

The underground tour is a network of underground passages that were once the main roadways of Seattle. Go beneath the city skyline to experience a tour of these passageways and basements intermixed with history, comedy, and intrigue.

http://www.undergroundtour.com/
address: 608 1st Avenue

Hours:

May- September 10-7

October – April 11-6

Cost: $13 w/ student ID

SAM

The Seattle Art Museum (more commonly referred to as SAM) has been a Seattle landmark for nearly 80 years. It now host over 25,000 pieces of art in a variety of different works of art.

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/

1300 1st Avenue

Hours

Wednesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
Thursday & Friday: 10 am–9 pm
Monday & Tuesday: closed

October 11, 2012–January 13, 2013

Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
Thursday & Friday: 10 am–9 pm
Monday: closed

Cost: $11 w/ student ID

Group discounts for 10 or more

FREE first Thursday of every month

Sculpture Park

One of Seattle’s public parks that consist of many outdoor sculptures museum, and beach.

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/OSP/

Address: 2901 Western Avenue

Hours:

Opens 30 minutes prior to sunrise
Closes 30 minutes after sunset

Cost: FREE

Chihuley garden of glass

Dale Chisholm is a world-renowned glass blower and artist. Without the use of one of his eyes and another of his arms he now conducts art through the process of glass blowing. As a compilation of his team they have created a garden exhibit entirely made of glass.

http://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/

Address: 305 Harrison St

Open: 10:30-8:30 daily

Cost: $19

 Pikes place market

First opened in 1907 Pikes place is recognized as one of American’s first farmer’s market with over 200 stalls you can find anything from flowers, paintings, souvenirs, meat, and of course the famous flying fish! Don’t miss the comic shop on the lower level…

Address: 85 Pike Street,

http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/

Hours: merchant hours 10-6

Cost: FREE

Hard Rock Café

A chain of restaurants made popular by the rock and roll memorabilia on the wall. Located in the heart of Seattle the walls are covered with iconic Seattle bands,

Don’t miss roof top beer garden (but only if your 21…)

http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/cafe.aspx?LocationID=500&MIBenumID=3

Address: 116 Pike St.

Hours: 11 to close

Cost: entrance is free see menu for additional costs

First Starbucks

Starbucks is the largest coffee company in the world and it all started in the middle of Pikes Place Market. You can visit the original Starbucks and see where it all began.

http://www.seattle.gov/html/visitor/starbucks.htm

Address: 1912 Pike Place

Hours: 6:30-9

Cost: entrance is free see menu for additional costs

Gum wall

That’s right an entire alley way covered in chewing gum… it all started when patrons to the local comedy club would stick gum on the wall while waiting in line for the show… the wall grew and was deemed a tourist attraction in 1999, and in 2009 was named the top 5 germiest attractions in the world!

http://www.facebook.com/TheGumWall

Address: 1428 Post Alley

Hours: always open

Cost: free

The Great wheel

Seattle newest tourist attraction standing 175ft tall it is the biggest wheel on the west coast.

http://seattlegreatwheel.com/

Address: 1301 Alaskan Way

Hours: 10-11/12 on Friday & Saturday
cost: $13

Ye old curiosity shop

Founded in 1899 it is a great place to find souvenirs, mummies, shrunken heads, and many more strange and unique curiosities.

http://www.yeoldecuriosityshop.com/catalog/yocs-home.php

Address: 1001 Alaskan Way

Hours: 10-6/9 Friday & Saturday

Cost: entrance is free

Seattle pinball museum

Home to over 40 vintage pinball machines all set to free play!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-Pinball-Museum/131237786915560

Address: 508 Maynard Avenue South

Hours:

Thursday 6pm-10pm

Fri 2pm-10pm

Sat 1pm-10pm

Sun 1pm-7pm

Cost: $10

Museum of flight

The Museum of Flight is the largest private air and space museum in the world with over 150 air and spacecraft in its collection including planes from as far back as WW1 as well as an interactive portion of the museum including flight simulators.

http://www.museumofflight.org/?gclid=CKjd-oPZsbICFQWCQgodAWQA-A

Address: 9404 East Marginal Way S

Hours: 10-5 daily

Cost: $17

First Thursday FREE

Group rate of $14 for 10 or more

Parks:

Gas works

The former location of the Seattle Gas Light Company the ruins of the old plant still remain with excellent views of downtown Seattle and lake union.

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=293#history

Green lake

A popular fair-weather destination close to UW with fresh water swimming, running, biking, and paddleboats!

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=307

Magnuson Park

One of Seattle’s largest public parks with an excellent swimming beach right on lake Washington. There are also numerous playing fields as well as a flea market every second Saturday of the month and a moonlight outdoor cinema during the summer time.

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/magnuson/

Golden Gardens

Positioned on the Puget Sound past the suburb of Ballard located near the Ballard Locks an inlet connecting the Puget Sound to lake Washington. Golden Gardens in a popular spot for summer time BBQ’s and bonfires.

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=243

Kerry Park

A very small intimate park that sits on the top of Queen Anne hill with a breathtaking post card view of Seattle.

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=342

Alki beach           

Located in west Seattle Alki beach stretches along several miles of restaurant, bars, and shops. Popular spot for running, rollerblading, and bon fires especially during the summer time!

http://www.seattle.gov/tour/alki.htm

Snoqualmie falls

Snoqualmie falls 268 ft (82 meter) waterfall located approximately 25 miles east of Seattle center with a short hiking trail and observation deck.

http://www.snoqualmiefalls.com/

Steven’s Pass

Located only 90 mins from Seattle nestled in the Cascade Mountains sit one of the northwest’s most premier ski destinations!

http://www.stevenspass.com/

Fremont troll

Derived from the old fairy tale of the “Three Billy Goats Gruff” the Fremont troll was built as an art project under the Aurora Bridge which still stands as a local landmark today,

http://fremont.com/about/fremonttroll-html/

MISC:

Jet city improvisation

A form of stand up comedy that is all improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and interaction.

http://www.jetcityimprov.com/coupongoog.php?gclid=CKeswcefsrICFWWCQgodmxQAMg

Address: 5510 University Way Northeast

Hours: see calendar

Cost: $12 w/student ID

Fremont Sunday market

Located in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle you can find a little bit of everything… food, live music, arts, crafts, and all the little bits in between.

 http://www.fremontmarket.com/FremontWelcome.html

Address: 3401 Evanston Avenue North

Hours: Sundays 10-5

Cost: FREE

Cinerama

Utilizing the most modern technology Cinerama provides a 70-foot screen for your viewing pleasure arguably one of the best audiovisual experiences on the planet.

http://www.cinerama.com/

Address: 2100 4th Avenue

Hours: see website

Cost: $15

Outdoor cinema

Enjoy an outdoor cinema in Magnuson Park during the summer time complete with a 40 ft. screen, live entertainment, food, and even a themed costume competition!

Address: Magnuson Park

Hours: July-August

Thursday nights after dusk

Cost: $5

Sporting Events:

Seahawks (American Football)

http://www.seahawks.com/

Address:

Hours: August – December

Cost: varies – see website

http://www.ticketmaster.com/Seattle-Seahawks-tickets/artist/806020?list_view=1&tm_link=Artist_SwitchTo_List&brand=seahawks?camefrom=CFC_SEAHAWKS_0090704

Sounders (soccer)

http://www.soundersfc.com/

February – October

Cost: varies see website

Group discounts for 20 or more available

Mariners (Baseball)

http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sea&sv=1

March – October

Cost:

Varies see website

Group discounts avail for 40 or more

Tours:

April 1 – October 31
Times: 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30 on days when there are no games. On days when

There are games at 6 p.m. or later, only the 10:30 and 12:30 tours will be given. Tours will not be given on day games.

November 1 – March 31
Times: 12:30, 2:30
Dates: Tuesday through Sunday. Holiday times may vary, so please call ahead for details. There are no tours on Mondays; however, group tours may be scheduled based on demand.

Private tours available for 20 or more

Cost: $9

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