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Lenin statue

Statue of Lenin

Just a few blocks away from the infamous Fremont Troll rests yet another odd Seattle statue–that of Vladmir Lenin. You likely aren’t a fan of this guy, but at least you can appreciate the story of how the sculpture got here.  Read More 
Smith Tower

Smith Tower

While pretty short compared to its more modern neighbors, Smith Tower was Seattle’s first skyscraper built in 1914. The building created quite a sensation when it was built and was one of the four tallest buildings in the world at the time. It retained that notoriety and remained the tallest building west of the Mississippi …  Read More 
Fishermens Terminal - Seattle

Fishermen’s Terminal

Just west of the Ballard Bridge in Seattle is Fishermen’s Terminal, home to a large fleet of commercial fishing vessels that regularly ply the waters of the Puget Sound and Alaska. The marina is popular with ocean-going boats, as it provides a calm, fresh-water port and is right outside of downtown Seattle. If you are …  Read More 
Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

Wedged right between the Belltown neighborhood in downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay is the Olympic Sculpture Park, a perfect way to enjoy a beautiful day taking in the awesome natural scenery of Puget Sound and the surrounding mountains, along with some stunning public art works. Best of all, the park is free!  Read More 
Alaskan Way Viaduct

Alaskan Way Viaduct

When the Alaskan Way Viaduct was built in the 1950’s, it offered a state-of-the art solution to the city’s traffic problems. Since then, it has lost its glow and is set to be replaced by a tunnel in the near future. Whether you love that idea or hate it, you should take some time to …  Read More 
Ballard Locks

Ballard Locks

Up and down go the boats! Just north of downtown Seattle is the Ballard Locks, officially named the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, a series of locks that join the freshwater Lake Union and Lake Washington to the saltwater Puget Sound. The locks maintain the water levels on both sides and raise and lower boats that …  Read More 
The Fremont Troll

The Fremont Troll

Something ominous lurks under Seattle’s most impressive bridge. Under the north end of the Aurora Bridge lives the Fremont Troll, a giant concrete public art work that is holding an actual Volkwagen Beetle in its large grip.  Read More 
Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

We’re just going to start out by stating the obvious. Whether you’re a long-time Seattleite or it’s your first time visiting, you need to spend some quality time at the Pike Place Market. It’s one of the most recognizable–and coolest–locations in the city.  Read More