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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden

3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
| +1 206-780-2500
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View from the Ballard Locks Seattle Washington United States

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Sun - Sat 7am - 9pm

View from the Ballard Locks

The Great American Railway Bridge sits to the east of the Ballard Locks, here in the up position to let boats pass through below.

I picked the Ballard Locks for the best early-morning photo opportunity for Seattle Before8 because it is such a cool opportunity to see ships up close and personal as they travel through the locks. And even though they are heavily visited, arriving at 7 AM when they open will give you ample photograph opportunities without having to fight for elbow room with tourists.