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The Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle

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  • The boats are beautiful examples of wood craftsmanship and on a glorious sunny day it is lovely to admire all the boats on display. We didn't take a boat out, but would do on a next visit!  more »
  • We've been to Seattle several times and this is the fist time to visit the Center for Wooden Boats. We did, however, wait until about 11am and the free boat ride wait was 2 hours. So, instead we enjoy...  more »
  • This was really cool. I have a wooden boat fetish so I was in heaven. My 10yr old enjoyed being able to get on the boats. Ok Saturdays I think u can rent some and take them out. Oh and to my surprise....  more »
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  • We ended up here by accident and it happened to be during the Wooden Boat Festival. They had cool boats all over and you could vote for your favorite. They offer free public sailing here, but we were too late to get a trip. You can walk onto some really old boats and check them out. They have the oldest lightship in the US here. It is currently being restored so don't miss that one.
  • The center is fun to walk around, especially when people are working on boats. It's great to see the different techniques in action. Also, the space can be rented for really reasonable prices for parties. Definitely a good use for a 20-60 person event right on the water (literally, it's on a dock)
  • This place is great if you are into wooden boats from yesteryear. Kids sailing classes are just wonderful and what place in the summer. So much activity on Lake Union, it's amazing.
  • This is truly a magical place with so much history. Take sailing lessons or build a kayak or just take a small sailboat out... this place has so much!
  • Cool historical place to hang out. Lot of pokemon players too if that's what you're into

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