Seattle Center Attractions | Sightseeing and Tours in Seattle

Posted by admin on June 17, 2013

One of the city of Seattle’s attractions is the Seattle Center. Accordingly, it was first built in 1962 for World’s Fair. It has a 74 acre area and includes different attraction sites. The first landmark that is a must-visit for tourists is the Space Needle. You can have a 360 degree panoramic view of the Puget Sound. There is also a monorail that traverse from the center to downtown Seattle. There is also the International Fountain that shoots water with music accompaniment. This is a hit during warm weather in the spring and summer.

Space Needle

International Fountain

Monorail passing thru the EMP

Seattle center also have other attractions for science and culture. There is the Pacific Science Center, Key Arena for sports and concerts to be held, McCaw Hall for ballets and operas, SIFF Theater for world and classic films, and Seattle Repertory Theater for exciting plays and events. They also have the center house which they now changed the name to the Armory that has restaurants and shops. Below it is The Seattle Children’s Museum. There is also the  Science Fiction Museum, Intiman Playhouse and the Experience Music Project [EMP].

Seattle Center hosts different festivals year-long to include Bumbershoot, the largest music and art festival held yearly, and this will be held this year in August 31st to September 2nd. There is also the Northwest Folklife Festival that is held every May, and different festivals showcasing different world cultures. This month, June 8th & 9th, they also had the Pagdiriwang Festival, which is on its 27th year already, presented by the Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington [FCHSW] .

Another addition at the Seattle Center which was opened last year is Dale Chihuly’s Garden and Glass Museum. This is accordingly the world’s largest glass museum devoted to glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Pardon for all my pictures’ low quality as I only took it with my phone. It does not give justice to what the actual place really looks like :-)

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