10Best Seattle, WA Attractions
Warm up those music-playing hands; interactive exhibits at the EMP allow patrons to practice their own tunes in mock studios and even on a simulated concert stage.
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Downtown Seattle's waterfront proves a perfect place to spend the day; guests can soak up stunning views as they wander, play, eat and drink by the soothing blue. Seeking an indoor activity to complement the aquatic theme? Try the Seattle Aquarium, the ninth largest in the U.S., where playful seals and otters make up the friendly welcoming party. Read more »All New & Notable Seattle Attractions »
It's rare to find a museum that is as informative as it is enticing. Lcky for us, the Museum of History and Industry straddles those roles with perfection. The largest private heritage organization in Washington state, MOHAI aims to preserve and teach the diverse history of this region (and, in some cases, the entire country). Hands-on and captivatingly creative exhibits celebrate the innovators, pioneers and talents who have shaped Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound. Read more »All New & Notable Seattle Attractions »
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About Seattle, WA Attractions
Situated between two major mountain ranges on the banks of Puget Sound, Seattle exists in a virtual wonderland for outdoor recreation. Amidst all of this nature, though, the city is also a smart and sophisticated place, known for technology and airplanes as much as for salmon and Sasquatch. Activities and attractions here match that dichotomy, providing equal doses of extreme and indoor sports, so to speak. The city’s commitment and connection to its marine surroundings are on view at the Seattle Aquarium. Or get out on the water, either by sea kayak rental or the Washington State Ferry system. There are multitudes of scenic waterfront and woodland parks at which to enjoy the region’s natural beauty, and the granddaddy is Mt. Rainier National Park, where visitors can get up close to the namesake peak, hike, camp, or picnic. The Chittenham Locks, where ships travel from the Puget Sound to Lake Washington and Lake Union, exemplifies Seattle’s dependence on its waterways and educates the public about salmon conservation. On the cerebral side, Seattle museums offer enlightenment on aviation, history and industry, art, and science. And here, even music and sci-fi get the museum treatment, thanks to the 140,000-square-foot Frank O. Gehry-designed Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Hall of Fame at Seattle Center.
- Seattle Expert John Ferri