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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, Seattle

(3.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is a cool shop. There is a wide variety of interesting and creepy items to look at. The PT Barnum like mermaid is one of my favorite items to view.  more »
  • I always bring people here. It's a souvenir shop/ museum. Bring quarters and play all of the things you can, grab some fudge, and check out the mummies. A great place to pop in when your in the area!  more »
  • I saw Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on a list of "hidden gems in Seattle" and expected a shop with unique offerings. There are neat things to look at, somewhat Ripley's Believe It or Not-esque, but outside o...  more »
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  • Just as the name suggests has everything your curiosity could desire. It's a great place for kids to browse and adults too. They have two mummies on display. I think this place has been on Ripley's Believe It or Not the old TV show.
  • Kitschy and crowded, a great tourist trap... but with a couple of genuinely interesting displays (the "Curiosity" section) to one side of the shop. If you're looking for some Northwestern trinkets or baubles to take home on a plane, this would be a great place to purchase them, but Seattle locals will likely not be very interested. Also has its fair share of Kikkerland and Archie McPhee amusements, so general advice is to take the local art or jewelry, and get everything else online. Of particular note to local amateur historians: this shop has a collection of matted historic photo prints of places in the Washington area, very well done and inexpensive.
  • I've always loved going to the Ye Older Curiousity Shop. Love the new layout. Gives Sylvester and Sylvia (the mummies) a larger display case complete with detailed descriptions. They also added three penny pressers, each with three designs. I was disappointed when the design was way off, but when I asked for a cash refund the cashier couldn't be nicer. Also love the beautiful totem poles.
  • A seattle landmark! They moved and the store is as great as it ever was. A super fun place to kill some time while waiting for the ferry.
  • Again, this is one of the "Must See and Do" tourist spots in Seattle. Located on the waterfront, the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop features some of the weirdest stuff in Seattle and the perfect place to purchase all of those tourist souvenirs you know you need to take home. Every local kid has fond memories of their childhood visits to the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop and nobody should pass up the opportunity to say they've "been there, done that!" And, for most of it, we can't help ourselves... we just keep coming back (using visiting friends and family as our excuse). Don't miss this place just because a local didn't bring you here!