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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
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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
 
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

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Pioneer Square

This is the historical center of Seattle and also a nightlife center with bars and restaurants. The city started here with the first settlement in 1852. Today its a major tourist center for the city...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 10, 2016

Pioneer Square

It's on the southern end of the city center and has an old town quaintness. Lots of art galleries here and there in the area. A nice coffee shop, Cafe Umbria, is on Occidental. Take the Underground...
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GracesTrips
Sep 06, 2015

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square was once the heart of Seattle, it was settled there in 1852, The original buildings were mostly wooden, and nearly all burned in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. By the end of 1890,...
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apbeaches
Aug 25, 2015

Free Tour of Pioneer Square Historic District

As part of its offerings, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park offers a free walking tour of the Pioneer Square National Historic District. Various features of the area are pointed out. The...
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glabah
Jul 28, 2015

Scandals and Corruption: The Underground Tour

One of the most interesting and off-beat things to do in Pioneer Square is to take Bill Speidel's "Underground Tour." We had read about this tour before coming to Seattle and were determined not to...
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starship
Jul 22, 2013

Pioneer Square: Heart of Seattle's Past

Site of one of the earliest settlements, "Pioneer Square" is said to be Seattle's oldest neighborhood. Although somewhat unkempt, Pioneer Square also seems to be one of the "trendy" parts of the city....
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starship
Jul 22, 2013

Sculpture in the Square

One of the places everyone recommends is Pioneer Square. It's free unless you buy something in one of the shops or take the underground tour. Pioneer Square, Seattle's oldest neighborhood, is now a...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

Bill Speidel's Undergroud Tour

This turned out to be my favourite attraction in Seattle. Not only is the tour funny, but I don't think I would have been able to completely grasp the concept of how Seattle was rebuilt after the...
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Jefie
Dec 02, 2010

Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park

I actually learned more about the Klondike Gold Rush days by going on the Underground Tour than by visiting this museum, but since it's open to visitors free of charge, stopping by the Klondike Gold...
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Jefie
Nov 20, 2010

Smith Tower, Seattle's first skyscraper

With downtown Seattle's skyscrapers looming in the background, it's hard to believe that for nearly half a century, the 42-story Smith Tower was the tallest building on the West Coast. In fact, when...
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Jefie
Nov 20, 2010

Pioneer Square & Old Town

This is the old heart of Seattle, the former downtown core that became the "original" Skid Row and, as with old towns in many cities (such as Sacramento, California and Portland, Oregon), for many...
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WulfstanTraveller
Oct 11, 2010

Dawdle in Pioneer Square

Uproar from from the good citizens of Seattle saved this historic district of late 19th-century buildings from becoming a parking lot. This area was the original heart of the city - which burned to...
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goodfish
Mar 30, 2010
 
 
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Things to Do Near Pioneer Square

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Bill Speidel Underground Tour

This tour takes less than an hour and is nice to do for something a little different. You get a pretty good lesson in Seattle history as well. Things that most people don't learn about Seattle are...
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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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Klondike Gold Rush Museum

Officially speaking, this small museum is the Seattle Unit of the Klondike Gold Rush Museum National Historical Park, as much of the activity that happened in the Klondike Gold Rush was actually in...
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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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Columbia Center Sky View Observatory

When it was built, the Space Needle was certainly the dominant feature of the Seattle skyline. However, over the past 40 years, many newer and very tall buildings have been built in Seattle. Today,...
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Starbucks

Speaking of successful ventures, it's hard to believe that the mega coffee company Starbucks started out as a small coffee store located at the heart of Pike Place Market. The first store actually...
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