Some Exciting Ways to Explore Seattle

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The unusual suspects of Seattle

Sure, the Space Needle, Public Market, and ferry boats in Seattle are pretty cool tourist attractions, but why hop off the bus and follow the crowd? Let Greyhound show you a different side of Seattle many guests miss while they’re waiting in line for main attractions.

  1. Art and Sculptures

    Ask the locals and they’ll be sure to tell you, Olympic Sculpture Park is the place to be on a sunny day. Enjoy the great views of the Space Needle in one direction, the waterfront in the other, and public art scattered throughout the park. Bring a blanket, a book to read, and a picnic for lunch. Spend some time relaxing here away from all the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Address: 2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

    We’ve all heard the story of the troll living under the bridge, well in this instance it’s an old folklore turned perfect photo opportunity. The Fremont Troll isn’t just a rumor or a random sighting, it’s now a colossal public sculpture that sits under the Aurora Bridge. The sculpture came about when the Fremont Arts Council launched an art competition to clean up the area underneath the bridge resulting in sculptor Steve Badanes and his team creating the 18-ft steel, wire, and concrete monument that sits there today.   

    Address: Troll Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 

    The Fremont Rocket is the perfect place for photos and a prime example of one person’s trash being another person’s treasure. Originally used in the 1950 cold war, the 53-ft rocket it was on its way to being dismantled when it was acquired by the Fremont Business Association and is now a must-see Seattle attraction. 

    Address: 3420 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

  2. Seattle’s Sights

    If quirky's your thing, the Seattle Gum Wall is the attraction for you. Walk up to the Market Theater and you’ll find brick after brick covered in chewing gum on the outside of the building. The tradition started back in the early 1990's, but the gum only dates back to 2015 when the wall was cleaned for the first time in 20 years.

    Address: 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

    The Museum of Pop Culture, or the MoPop, sits next to the iconic Space Needle and you can’t miss its metallic multihued architecture. It houses some timeless pop culture artifacts and the exhibitions will give you an inside look at the works in literature, music, film, and television. Exhibitions include one documenting Jimi Hendrix’s London travel at the height of his fame from 1966-1970, as well as a celebration of Marvel’s superheroes, and an interactive sound lab where you can get hands-on DJ and producing experience.

    Address: 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

    Riding the Seattle Great Wheel is a great idea when it comes to getting the perfect scenic photos of the city. This iconic Ferris Wheel is located in downtown Seattle on Pier 59 and carries 42 climate-controlled gondolas. Each gondola holds up to 8 people, so grab your crew and get ready to see some of the most amazing views of the city as you're lifted 175-ft into the air while listening to a narration describing Seattle's waterfront history. 

    Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

    Pike Place Market has independent shops, specialty foods, a crafts market, and many more places to spend a few bucks and take home some souvenirs from your visit. There are also plenty of attractions to visit while you’re there, like feeding Rachel the Pig, a 550-pound piggy bank that raises up to $15k a year for various local foundations and non-profit organizations. You can also visit the world’s largest collection of giant shoes or catch a flying fish at the Pike Place Market thrown by the “fish guys.”

    Address: 85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

  3. Family-Friendly Fun

    Atlanta aquarium boy looking at fish.

    The Seattle Central Library is worth paying a visit simply for the beauty the build possesses. The 11-story glass and steel building is the perfect place for a traveling bookworm, it holds about 1.45 million books and has over 400 computers for those whose idea of the perfect adventure is being immersed in information.

    Address: 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

    Seattle Aquarium gives an inside look at the life of Washington’s underwater wildlife. Daily activities include interactive diver shows where audience members can ask the diver questions about the fish that live in the Washington waters through the aquarium interpreters. There are also opportunities throughout the day to meet the marine mammals and other animals, depending on what exhibits catch your eye. 

    Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

    What was once the site of the former Seattle Gas Light company, is now the perfect place to fly a kite, have a picnic, or just enjoy the breathtaking views of the city. The Gas Works Park has a play barn and the building that was once the source for oil and gas in the city is now no more than a great background for photos and a play area for kids. 

    Address: 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

    The Pacific Science Center has hands-on adventures for the entire family, no matter what age. The PacSci wants you to explore and discover new experiences in science and technology. There are so many events and programs available and all of them are iconic. Watch the robotic dinosaurs as they frolic around their prehistoric environment, or head over to the laser dome catch a show with stunning images and sounds from your favorite artists like Cardi B, Beastie Boys, or Bruno Mars.

    Address: 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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