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319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
It may not be the smallest U.S. national park (that honor goes to Pennsylvania’s Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, at 0.02 acres), but the Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is a small hidden gem in Pioneer...
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6430 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
An iconic, if perplexing, Seattle landmark, the Hat and Boots date back to 1953, when Seattle artist Lewis Nasmyth created the oversize accessories for a Western-themed gas station in Georgetown. The 44-foot-wide hat and 22-foot-high boots were an...
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3420 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
The Fremont neighborhood is full of quirk, which seems only right, since the locals consider it to be the Center of the Universe. Attached to the top corner of a gift shop, the rocket was fashioned into its current shape out of Fairchild C-119...
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3526 Fremont Pl N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
One of Fremont’s more unusual pieces of public art is a 16-foot-tall bronze statue of Bolshevik Russian Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. The statue was constructed by a Slovak Bulgarian sculptor, Emil Venkov, on commission from the Soviet...
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915 E Pine St B, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
If you like solving puzzles, cracking codes, and yelling at strangers, this unique locked-room challenge might be just your cup of tea. You’ll be locked in a room with your group, and you have one hour to solve about a dozen riddles or puzzles in...
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309a 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
If you're a fan of taxidermy/curiosity stores like Paxton Gate in San Francisco or Deyrolle in Paris, you'll need to check out the whimsically morbid Belfry Oddities. It's located in the Pioneer Square area near the train station, but don't let...
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1300 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
Archie McPhee is a legendary Seattle novelty and party-supply store. Formerly in Ballard, it’s now located in Wallingford and is a bit of a trek from downtown Seattle, but well worth the journey for lovers of the absurd, weird, and bacon-flavored....