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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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  • This is Seattle's historic district. There is some great architecture with old buildings that in some cases are getting run down. There are a lot of great shops, galleries and bars/restaurants in this...  more »
  • This place has history all around, but is kind of left to the hand of god now. At sundown the Square is filled with youngsters smoking, not very safe place seems to me.  more »
  • Pioneer Square mixes a bit of old with new in that it offers a glimpse of old Seattle with many old buildings and signage. It is a great place to explore as these buildings have been renovated to rest...  more »

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