Since the KeyArena at Seattle Center opened its doors in 1995, the popular venue has hosted more than 17 million guests at sporting events, concerts and other family-friendly gatherings. Think basketball games, roller derby bouts and high-energy concerts showcasing rockers from Paul Simon and Cher to Kings of Leon and Alt-J. Located north of downtown Seattle on the 74-acre entertainment complex known as Seattle Center, the site of the 1962 World's Fair, there is always buzz going on inside KeyArena.
The energy, however, expands far beyond stadium walls. Nearby attractions include museums of science and music, galleries of art (indoors and alfresco), family-friendly green spaces, even iconic Seattle sites like Pike Place Market and its nearby brewery. Local flavors abound downtown, making the Seattle Center a great jumping-off point for exploring the city. The unique architecture and perks like public art and a dancing fountain make walking around the Seattle Center an activity unto itself.
Visitors will find what they need, whether they crave indoor culture offered on galleries walls and gargantuan screens, or whether they're looking for some urban Zen that can be found at tucked-away parks and beaches amazingly located within city limits. Seattle has much to offer; it's time to get a move on.