Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle

4.7
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Watch boats and fish travel the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, a waterway system that provides safe passage between salt water and fresh water. The locks connect the Puget Sound to the Ship Canal, which links to Lake Union and Lake Washington. See barges, yachts, sailboats, and more pass through as water levels adjust to allow their journey. Don’t miss the fish ladder, which allows the migration of anadromous fish, such as salmon, between the two types of water. Glass panels give you a clear view of the fish making their journey. Pop into the visitor center to learn more about the history of the locks and how they work. To visit Hiram M. Chittenden Locks on your holiday in Seattle, and find out what else Seattle has to offer, use our Seattle trip maker website .
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  • Not only are the locks extremely interesting, but the small museum and the adjacent park are fun to look through. The park hosts many beautiful, rare plants and trees. The museum includes a video with...  more »
  • This is a great piece of Seattle's history. Be sure to visit the museum to see how the locks changed the lakes. While we were visiting, the large lock was closed for cleaning and seasonal maintenance....  more »
  • How often do you get to see a canal lock in action? All the time at the Ballard Locks. It blows my mind to see the kind of huge public works project that our country has been able to pull off over the...  more »
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