One of Seattle’s most popular historic market complex, Pike Place Market spread over nine acres of land. Offering some of the best arts and crafts, you will be amazed to see the kind of variety available in the Pike Place Market . The makers themselves display the most unique and exclusive arts and crafts here.
Also look out for variety of fresh seafood, flowers, too here. Homing more than 100 farmers, 150 craftspeople, nearly 300 commercial businesspeople and 50 performers, Pike Market Place is more than just an attraction. There are around 500 residents here too most of which are low-income seniors.
There are also dozens of ethnic restaurants nestled in and near this historic Pike Place Market which is also called the farmers market. For the little freaky in nature, there is one tattoo parlor too here.
Not as large as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Seattle Aquarium is a great place to learn about the marine life. Well laid out, the Seattle Aquarium has lots of interesting exhibits dealing with the water worlds of the Puget Sound region. Some of the main attractions in Seattle Aquarium are the playful river otters and the sea otters, as well as the giant octopus.
In order to get the clearer view of the life under sea visit the viewing dome.
There are number of small tanks too that home lots of fishes from the northwest. There’s also a beautiful large coral-reef tank, as well as many smaller tanks that exhibit fish from distant waters.
Hours Screenings daily beginning at 10am.
One of the must see attractions in Seattle, The IMAXDome is a movie theater with a 180° screen. Experience watching the film with the 3D effect here. The extensive sound system present here gives the feel of realism. A spectacular presentation, IMAX Dome screens special features that are screened throughout the year.
Odyssey–The Maritime Discovery Center
An attempt to do some interactive promotion of modern fishing and shipping, The Maritime Discovery is a great place for kids. There are more than 40 hands-on exhibits highlighting Seattle’s modern working waterfront and its links to the sea. Some of the exhibits displayed include a kid-size fishing boat, a virtual kayak trip through the Puget Sound, and a live radar center that allows you to track the movement of vessels in Elliott Bay. Plenty of more such interesting exhibits , the center is a must see attraction if you are in town.
Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum has a great collection. Displaying more than 23,000 objects that represent a wide range of art-from ancient Egyptian relief’s to contemporary American installations using photography and video. The beautiful exotic collections are basically from the five regions which include: Asian, African, Northwest Coast Native American, modern art and European painting, and decorative arts.
Basically here in Seattle Art Museum you get to see the art from various corners of the world. Some of the interesting exhibits in the Seattle Art Museum include some of the Old Master paintings, African masks contemporary Northwest Art and much more. Also enjoy the variety of changing exhibitions, free gallery tours, lectures, the Seattle Art Museum Store, and the Seattle Art Museum Café.