Seattle Attractions

Spend some time in the Emerald City! Seattle brings a bustling urban lifestyle together with year-round outdoor activities. Find plenty of entertainment–whether you are looking for something educational, active or just leisurely fun. This historical city offers plenty of landmarks and attractions where you can have a great time and make unforgettable memories with family and friends.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Take a trip through time at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Pacific Northwest´s only major natural history museum. The oldest museum in the state, this museum features over 12 million artifacts and attractions in its permanent collection, as well as a host of continuously changing temporary exhibits.

Address: 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105 - MAP
Phone: (206) 543-5590
Web: www.burkemuseum.org

Seattle Aquarium
See what life is like under the sea at the Seattle Aquarium. Visit some of the most popular exhibitions and attractions, including Window on Washington Waters, the Crashing Waves Exhibit, Life on the Edge, the Pacific Coral Reef and more. Watch the fish, sharks, stingrays and other marine life as they interact in a natural habitat.

Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 - MAP
Phone: (206) 386-4300
Web: www.seattleaquarium.org

Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
Take in the artistic culture of Seattle at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). This extensive art museum consists of three facilities: the main museum downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Capitol Hill and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the waterfront. Check out the nearly 25,000 art pieces in its permanent collection.

Address: 1300 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 - MAP
Phone: (206) 654-3100
Web: www.seattleartmuseum.org

Space Needle
Ride up the Space Needle–one of the most distinctive icons in Seattle. Built for the 1962 World´s Fair, the Space Needle features an observation deck over 500 feet above the ground. While you are looking out across the cityscape, be sure to stop by the rotating SkyCity restaurant and gift shop. You can't leave the city without experiencing this attraction.

Address: 400 Broad St., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 905-2100
Web: www.spaceneedle.com

Washington Park Arboretum
The Washington Park Arboretum, also known as the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, offers a nationally renowned living plant collection with over 10,000 specimens. Take a walk through the many distinct gardens, such as the Winter Garden, Japanese Garden, the Shoreline and much more.

Address: 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112 - MAP
Phone: (206) 543-8800
Web: www.depts.washington.edu

Woodland Park Zoo
Visit the Woodland Park Zoo, where you can let your wild side roam free. Winner of the Best National Exhibit award, this zoo was a pioneer in the field of immersion exhibits and attractions. Since 1899, the zoological garden has grown to cover 92 acres and includes over 1,000 animals representing over 300 species.

Address: 5500 Phinney Ave., Seattle, WA 98103 - MAP
Phone: (206) 548-2500
Web: www.zoo.org

The Rose Garden at Woodland Park
Enjoy the breathtaking sights and smells of the Woodland Park Rose Garden´s extensive array of bush roses, hybrid teas, tree roses, miniatures, climbers and All-America test varieties. Formally opened in 1922, the Rose Garden showcases the finest beauty of nature's attractions with splendid, formal architectural designs.

Address: 1000 N 50th St., Seattle, WA 98103 - MAP
Phone: (206) 233-7272
Web: www.zoo.org

Seattle Chinese Garden
Immerse yourself in the Sichuan-style Seattle Chinese Garden. Learn about the richness and beauty of the Chinese culture through the horticulture, architecture and combination of the four elements in dynamic harmony. The Seattle Chinese Garden features a combination of traditional garden favorites and exotic imports.

Address: 6000 16th Ave., Seattle, WA 98106 - MAP
Phone: (206) 764-5219
Web: www.seattlechinesegarden.org

Pike Place Market
Prepare your arms and wallet for some intensive shopping at the Pike Place Market. This public market, based on one of the oldest continuously operated farmers markets in the country, overlooks the waterfront. Find the perfect item in a variety of unique local shops, from antiques to produce stands. This shopping destination is an attraction in and of itself.

Address: 85 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101 - MAP
Phone: (206) 682-7453
Web: www.pikeplacemarket.org

Pacific Science Center
Visit the eight buildings of the Pacific Science Center to learn about science, math and technology through interactive and innovative exhibits and attractions. Originally part of the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World´s Fair, the Pacific Science Center has greatly expanded. The IMAX, Planetarium, Laser Dome, Live Science Stage and other exhibitions bring science to life!

Address: 200 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 443-2001
Web: www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Green Lake Park
Explore the over 300 acres of Green Lake Park, an expanse of water and nature in the middle of a crowded urban neighborhood. Pack a basket for a picnic, bring your swimsuit to go swimming or boating in the freshwater lake, or hike, bike and skate along the 2.8-mile path that stretches along the water.

Address: 7201 E Green Lake Dr., Seattle, WA 98103 - MAP
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Web: www.seattle.gov

Experience Music Project
Experience the history and explore the creative process of popular music at the Experience Music Project. The EMP contains a wide variety of memorabilia from many genres of music, especially rock music. Look through the permanent collection, including the Guitar Gallery and exhibits of popular artists and bands. This is the ultimate attraction for music fans.

Address: 325 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 770-2702
Web: www.empmuseum.org

Seattle Center
Find plenty of entertainment and attractions at the Seattle Center, the most popular park, arts and entertainment center in the city. Explore the Space Needle, ride the Seattle Center Monorail, take the kids to the Children´s Museum, learn at the Pacific Science Center, or visit one of the many other venues located in the Seattle Center.

Address: 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109 - MAP
Phone: (206) 684-7200
Web: www.seattlecenter.com

Also...

Freeway Park

Address: 700 Seneca St., Seattle, WA 98101 - MAP
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Web: www.seattle.gov

Lincoln Park

Address: 8011 Fauntleroy Way, Seattle, WA 98136 - MAP
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Web: www.seattle.gov

Viretta Park

Address: 151 Lake Washington Blvd., Seattle, WA 98127 - MAP
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Web: www.ci.seattle.wa.us