Wilson Great Gallery is a jaw-dropping steel and glass construction. After exploring the factory, learn more about airplane advancements, from jet fuel to in-flight entertainment systems, at the. Looking back, you can appreciate the skyline and the beautiful homes and beaches of West Seattle. The elegant bathhouse by the water is from 1927 and is now occupied by the Seattle Public Theater, for modern and contemporary plays in an intimate setting. Source: Kreielsheimer Promenade And Marion Oliver McCaw Hall Reconstructed at great expense in the early 2000s, the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall is a plush performing arts venue at the Seattle Center, seating 2,963. Established in 1934, the Washington Park Arboretum has a top-notch winter garden, as well as world-class collections of maples, oaks and camellias.
Source: Add-a-Ball, Seattle The biggest array of vintage coin-op arcade and pinball machines in Seattle is hiding at the back of an empty lot on 36th St and Phinney. Add-a-Ball is like a time capsule from the early-1990s and has a suitably grungy vibe, with dim lighting and improvised decor. Gothic and early-Renaissance Italian painting is also well-represented, with works by Giovanni di Paolo, Puccio di Simone and Paolo Uccello. . This is one of those cases where the journey is as much fun as the destination.
Over time people have become creative, spelling out their name and composing little artworks with the gum. Washington State Ferries A ride across Puget Sound aboard one of 22 vessels is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. Source: Wing Luke Museum A recommended stop in the Chinatown-International District, the Wing Luke Museum has a collection of more than 18,000 pieces documenting the Asian American refugee and immigrant experience in north western United States. There are more than 20 works at the Olympic Sculpture Park, on a site straddling Elliott Avenue and merging with the bay-front Myrtle Edwards Park. The enormous tank built for the attractions in the 2007 expansion is Window on Washington Waters, showcasing local Pacific species like rockfish, lingcod, wolf eels, salmon and sea anemones from a depth of 1.
At , explore galaxies near and far in the planetarium, get up close and personal with colorful creatures in the Tropical Butterfly House, maneuver a two-ton granite ball, find out what it means if you can roll your tongue, and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the bow of the boat as you cruise to the nearby communities of Bainbridge Island or Bremerton. Also in the collection is painting, decorative art and furniture from the Northwest, and 20th-century American art by the likes of Mark Tobey and Jacob Lawrence. On the adventure you may catch sight of black bears, black-tailed deer or Olympic marmots. In 2019 Scared to Death featured more than 50 props and costumes from A Nightmare on Elm Street , Buffy, the Walking Dead and many more. The center also collaborates with other major institutions like the American Museum of Natural History, for special exhibits.
The Smith Tower is named for its financier, Lyman Cornelius Smith, who made his fortune in the typewriter business. The adventure begins at the Future of Flight Aviation Center, which is brimming with Boeing components and aircraft sections. Their pick, by a team of four local artists, was the Fremont Troll, a now iconic sculpture, 5. The windows on the observation deck now have floor-to-ceiling glass panels that are unobstructed by mullions, in line with the original sketches in the early 1960s. The on-site botanical garden and fish ladder are also worth a visit.
No aircraft enthusiast should miss the sight of 747s, 767s, 777s and 787s on the assembly line. The largest section of all is Tropical Asia, for the likes of Malayan tigers, Indian rhinos, tapirs, sloth bears and orangutans, while African Savanna hosts favourites like African lions, zebras, giraffes and ostriches. Bainbridge Island is also desirable, often touted as one of the most liveable places in the United States. After eating your fill of everything from pho to sushi, visit , dedicated to the Asian Pacific American experience; practice your pinball game at the ; and shop for Japanese snacks and cute gifts at the supermarket. Arcing down to Alki Point at the tip of West Seattle, Alki Beach is a sweep of sand angled towards Elliott Bay.
It was gifted to the city on their return and quickly became a symbol of civic pride. The Graham Visitors Center will help you get started, and is also the departure point for deep dive tram tours around the arboretum on summer weekends. The biggest city in the Pacific Northwest has a diverse population, a surplus of public parks and leafy residential neighbourhoods on surrounding hills. It also left a cavernous subterranean space where the old storefronts used to be. You can use coin-op telescopes for a closer look, while the abstract Waterfront Fountain 1974 is made up of cast and welded bronze fashioned into cuboid forms. From 1906 to 1956 this was the site for the Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant, the remains of which were preserved rather than pulled down when the park was laid out in the 1970s.
There are pieces of rugged coastline, grassy areas, woodland for walks, two wetlands, a pier for fishing, a boat launch and fire pits for campfires. The locks have permanently changed Seattle, lowering the water level on Lake Washington and Lake Union by 2. The largest of the 50 or so trees in the Spheres is a 17-metre rusty fig, native to eastern Australia. Children can make a little boat of their own on the upper floor, while out on the dock you can peruse a small fleet in perfect condition. Many of the individual habitats have garnered awards, like the penguin enclosure where you can view Humboldt penguins darting underwater from a window.
On a typical fixture CenturyLink Field seats 69,000 for a Seahawks game and 37,722 for the Sounders, although the capacity can be increased for big events. The work is designed to be climbed on, and in 2005 the stretch of Aurora Avenue North under the bridge was renamed Troll Avenue in its honour. Recommended tour includes transport by ferry : 18. When it went up in 1962 it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi, standing at 158 metres 184 with spire. For one thing, this is one of the last buildings on the West Coast to still employ elevator operators. Established by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the museum now stages changing exhibitions tackling all aspects of popular culture, be it video games, horror movies, sci-fi literature or music of all genres.
On landing you could call in at the highly-rated Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Most of the computer terminals are on Level Five at the Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber, while the Red Floor on Level Four has 13 different shades of red on its floor, ceiling and walls. In late spring, the Rhododendron Glen is obligatory, with dozens of rhododendron bushes grouped according to species and accompanied by ferns, hardwood trees, firs, shrubs and magnolias. The journey entails a ferry trip through the waterways of Puget Sound and then a meandering drive up to Hurricane Ridge weather permitting for astounding panoramas of the mountains. In one creative measure, the main auditorium sits on rubber pads, insulating it from the noise of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel beneath the building. The theatre is part of the Neo-Renaissance Skinner Building, going back to 1925, and has an extravagant interior full of flourishes inspired by Chinese temples. Over nine acres and composed of winding alleys and stairways down to lower levels, Pike Place Market is the kind of place that benefits from a bit of local perspective.