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Space Needle

Built in 1962, the Space Needle served as the symbol of that year's World's Fair. It has since become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

As the focal point of Seattle, the Space Needle is where you'll find the most fun--and sometimes the most unusual--happenings in the city. Everywhere you look in the Space Needle, there is something to experience and enjoy.

The Space Needle is located at Seattle Center. Whatever your interests--theatre, ballet, opera, professional sports, rock-n-roll history, roller coasters, science, movies, shopping, exploring or just plain walking around--the city unfurls from the Space Needle.

Located at 400 Broad Street, Seattle, WA 98109 - near the Monorail and Seattle Center House at 5th Avenue North & Broad Street.

Pike Place Market

The Pike Place Market is a shopping district like no other. Choose from the freshest in farm produce, unique specialty foods, international grocery items, handmade crafts, antiques and collectables, books, clothing, and much more. There is quite a range of services from a dental office to a tattoo parlor. Finally, there are about 60 restaurants and take-out spots. Grab a coffee and croissant or sit down to a full gourmet meal. We hope you're hungry and ready to shop!

The Pike Place Market began on August 17, 1907. Nearly a century after its founding, the Market remains a vital part of Seattle's social and economic fabric. The nine-acre historic district is the Soul of Seattle and a national treasure.

In 2002, Project for Public Spaces, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities, named Pike Place Market a "World Renowned Public Space." They wrote:

"Perhaps the quintessential public market and market district, the vitality, attractiveness, and economic success of this place are a beacon in Seattle (and for market boosters across the country)."

The Pike Place Market is open seven days a week, year-round, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Seattle Aquarium

See, touch and explore our amazing underwater world at the Seattle Aquarium. Get face-to-fin with marine life and discover the natural wonders of the Puget Sound.

Seattle Aquarium is a nationally recognized aquatic educational center built in 1977 by the City of Seattle on Pier 59, at the edge of Puget Sound's Elliott Bay. The Aquarium is open daily and serves more than half a million visitors annually.

For many, The Aquarium is the only way to appreciate the world beneath the waves. Through self-guided exhibits featuring more than 380 species of fish, invertebrates, birds and marine mammals; programs; partnerships; classes; outdoor adventures and special events, The Aquarium seeks to expand knowledge, inspire stewardship and conservation, and excite the senses. As the region's leading provider of marine science education, The Seattle Aquarium serves more than 40,000 school children annually.

The Seattle Aquarium is located on Pier 59 on the Waterfront at 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101

Woodland Park Zoo

Many of the 300 species of animals in this 92-acre botanical garden roam freely in habitat areas that have won several design awards. Popular exhibits include the Day and Night Exhibits, Elephant Forest in Tropical Asia, Tropical Rain Forest, Tropical Asia and Tropical Rain Forest, African Savanna, and the Northern Trail, which shelters brown bears, wolves, mountain goats, and otters, are of particular interest.

The Woodland Park Zoo is located 601 North 59th Street, Seattle, WA 98103-6410

Pacific Science Center

Permanent Exhibits include Dinosaurs: a Journey Through Time, Tropical Butterfly House, Animal Exhibits featuring reptiles, amphibians,and mammals, Technology and Outdoor exhibits.

Located at 200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109.

Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center

Odyssey celebrates the Northwest's unique maritime character, providing a place for people of all ages to discover the maritime community's contemporary influence on our lives. Located on Seattle's waterfront at the Bell Street Pier, Odyssey offers a spectacular view of Elliott Bay and our marine surroundings. Odyssey is a regional showcase where people can discover our modern links to the Puget Sound and the North Pacific--including commercial fishing, shipping, trade, transportation, recreation, and marine protection.

Odyssey complements the stories of marine wildlife told at the Seattle Aquarium, of science and technology at the Pacific Science Center, and of air transportation at the Museum of Flight. Odyssey also complements the region's historic maritime museums by offering a contemporary perspective.

Located at 2205 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, the Bell Street Pier, on Seattle's central waterfront, between the Edgewater Inn and Anthony's Pier 66 restaurant.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, located on 29 acres overlooking beautiful Puget Sound inside the 700-acre Point Defiance Park, was founded in 1905.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is a national leader in captive breeding and reintroduction efforts for the endangered red wolf and is also engaged in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA's) Species Survival Plan for the endangered Bali Mynah, golden lion tamarin, snow leopard, clouded leopard, radiated tortoise and Asian elephant.

It is the only facility in the Pacific Northwest to exhibit beluga whales, a Pacific walrus and large sharks. The Zoo is also a past recipient of the Exhibit Achievement Award for its polar bear complex, an honor given by AZA.

Averaging nearly 500,000 visitors annually, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is the second largest year-round attraction in Pierce County, second only to 14,000-foot Mount Rainier.

Located @ 5400 N. Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407