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Pioneer Square, Seattle

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Seattle
Explore the historic heart of Seattle, admire the architecture, and experience the art scene and nightlife at Pioneer Square. The neighborhood is located on the spot where the city's founders settled more than 150 years ago. The majority of the area's buildings originated during the late 19th century. Today they house a selection of art galleries, restaurants, bars, shops, and clubs. You can also visit several museums that tell the story of the area's history. Underground tours and ghost tours let you see the neighborhood from a different perspective. Book a Segway tour for something totally different. With our international travel planner, Seattle attractions like Pioneer Square can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Gorgeous area if you appreciate architecture. Fun to walk through on you way to a ballgame or just people watch.  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Really nothing to see except, sadly, many homeless. There may be things to see but I didn’t feel comfortable walking around the area. We hoped right back on the light rail.  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    As mentioned in other reviews this area is where the underground tours take place. The area is a bit run down however, the architecture holds some history and is worth strolling through on your way to...  more »

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