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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour
"After hotel pickup start your 1.5-hour sightseeing tour by comfortable minibus in downtown Seattle. Your guide engages you with humorous stories and in-the-know facts and stats about the city. Tunes from Seattle’s famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain amp up the liveliness on board.Weave through the main retail district and cruise past the culinary landmark of Pike Place Market and the picturesque waterfront. Gaze at Seattle’s oldest buildings in Pioneer Square and learn about the city’s gold rush while passing through Old Town. Then drive through the Chinatown-Internat known locally as ‘ID' which dates back to the early 1900s.Cruise past the former home of Kurt Cobain and the high school that Quincy Jones and Jimi Hendrix attended. Along Lake Washington
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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour
"After hotel pickup start your 1.5-hour sightseeing tour by comfortable minibus in downtown Seattle. Your guide engages you with humorous stories and in-the-know facts and stats about the city. Tunes from Seattle’s famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain amp up the liveliness on board.Weave through the main retail district and cruise past the culinary landmark of Pike Place Market and the picturesque waterfront. Gaze at Seattle’s oldest buildings in Pioneer Square and learn about the city’s gold rush while passing through Old Town. Then drive through the Chinatown-Internat known locally as ‘ID' which dates back to the early 1900s.Cruise past the former home of Kurt Cobain and the high school that Quincy Jones and Jimi Hendrix attended. Along Lake Washington
From $42.00
 
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
"Seattle the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest is a vibrant city of dramatic contrast and diverse people - a towering Mt. Rainier and the glistening waters of the puget sound stand in sharp relief to the working class neighborhoods booming tech businesses and gourmet restaurants that fill the town. Exploring Seattle can be an adventure unto itself which is why pairing with an expert knowledgeable guide can be such a good idea. Rather than spending days wandering through neighborhoods trying to understand how the myriad of seemingly disparate parts all fit together this tour will show you the sites and give you the overview necessary to understand the real Seattle. The tour starts with a pick-up at your centrally located Seattle hotel. The vehicle the tour is conducted in is dependent on the size
From $60.00

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The Ballard Locks

If you are here in late summer the salmon are running, and in addition to watching the boats go up and down in the locks (connecting seawater to freshwater) you can watch the salmon jump around and...
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grrl_travel
Sep 07, 2002

Ballard Locks

Visitors watch as boats make the transition from the fresh water of Lake Washington and Lake Union to the salt water of Puget Sound through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard, Seattle's Scandinavian...
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sunnywong
Aug 25, 2002

Ballard Locks

It interesting to see the locks, the fish ladder and the garden. Be mindful where you stand so that you are not in the way when they open the gates.It is best not to do a city tour because they do not...
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iam1wthee
May 01, 2012

The Ballard Locks

More formally known as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, this engineering marvel is a fascinating thing to watch. Located on the north western side of Seattle, the locks provide a simple, effective way...
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rmdw
Jun 21, 2008

Lock, Stock and Garden

Formally known as the Hiram Chittenden Locks, this park also includes a salmon ladder and botanical garden. The locks provide and connection for vessels of all sizes travelling between Lake Washington...
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grasshopper_6
Nov 23, 2008

Watchin the Ships Roll In... and Out

I've always loved watching ships. It conveys that sense of travel, departure and homecoming. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are found in the Ballard district, providing a channel for boats between the...
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HasTowelWillTravel
Jan 13, 2009

Ballard Locks

This is the #3 attraction in Seattle after the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. We took a cruise around Elliott Bay and Lake Union, which is connected by the locks and transitions from salt to...
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klj&a
Aug 13, 2006

Watching the boats go through

The Ballard Locks is worth visiting. It is the canal waterway with its locks between Lake Washington and the Puget Sounds. Often times you can observe beautiful boats using these locks going to and...
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bobsim
Sep 27, 2004

Ballard Locks

If the Salmon are spawning I think this is a cool activity. You can go "underground" and watch the salmon as they attempt to swim through the locks. Additionally, the locks provide an interesting...
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turnip2000
Aug 08, 2003

The Ballard Locks

Watching boats going through the locks, as they cross from Lake to Lake to the ocean. You can also see salmon through an underwater window
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LeoM
Sep 13, 2005

visit salmon info center at the far end, fish pass

Locks is the gate between George Washington lake and the Ocean.Salmons jump out of the surface for the lake water is not salty as the oceans waters : ))
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iyigun
Jan 15, 2010

Salmon Ladder @ Ballard Locks

While you're visiting the Locks, go across to the other side and descent down the steps. It's worth it, you can see the fish actually swimming upstream.....
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frankcanfly
Oct 15, 2005
 
 
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Elliott Bay Waterfront

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Columbia Center Sky View Observatory

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Starbucks

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Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill (so named by a developer with political aspirations) is the counter culture heart of the Northwest. It's also the most densely populated neighborhood. The streets are lined with midrise...
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Frye Art Museum

Since I was already planning on visiting the Portland Art Museum, I decided to skip the Seattle Art Museum and visit the Frye Art Museum instead. This museum located in the First Hill area first...
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Smith Tower Observation Deck

A historical landmark, the building was the vision of Lyman Cornelius Smith, a New York tycoon, back in 1909. He did not live to see it open in 1914 but his son did. There is an observation deck you...
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