Link: http://www.spaceneedle.com 219 4th Ave. N. Seattle, WA 206-905-2100 Built for the 1962 World's Fair, this 605 ft structure is a unique and world famous symbol of Seattle. Visitors may ride a glass elevator to the observation deck and then dine in the revolving restaurant, SkyCity, 500 ft in the air.
Link: http://www.pikeplacemarket.org 1st Ave. and Pike St. Seattle, WA 206-682-7453 Pike Place Market is one of the oldest markets in the U.S. There are over 200 businesses, shops, and restaurants in this popular local and tourist attraction. Fresh fruit, seafood, jewelry, art, and homemade items are just a handful of items available.
Link: http://www.museumofflight.org 9404 E. Marginal Way S. Seattle, WA 98108-4097 206-764-5720 See 51 planes that won't lose your luggage! In the historic, "Red Barn", birthplace to the Boeing Company, relive flight's greatest trials and triumphs up to the brink of World War II. Come experience over 50 aircraft dating from the dawn of aviation to the space age. Open daily for 10:00am to 5:00pm (Thursdays until 9:00pm). Purchase discounted tickets at the KOA office!
EMP is a music museum combining interactive and interpretive exhibits to tell the story of the creative, innovative, and rebellious expression that defines American popular music. See exhibits from Nirvana, Janis Joplin, and Jimmie Hendrix. The museum has the state-of-the-art technology, interactive exhibits, and a dynamic ride-like attraction. Also, check out the line up of bands EMP's Sky Church.
Link: http://www.undergroundtour.com 608 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 206-682-4646 Discover the original grounds of Seattle before the Great Fire of 1889. View original 1890s storefronts and become acquainted with the history of Seattle. Tours are kept small and personalized for your enjoyment. Reservations are recommended.
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54
Seattle, WA 98104
"Everything in the world sardined into one fantastic shop." See shrunken heads, Siamese Twin Calves, Sylvester, the mummy, and many other odd artifacts from around the world while shop for the most unusual souvenirs.
Link: http://www.pioneersquare.org 1st Ave. and Yessler Way Seattle, WA 206-623-1162 This historic district was built on top of the old business district after the Great Fire of 1889. A vast collection of art galleries, antique stores, and specialty shops fill this 30- block area. You can also experience nightlife at its finest with every club featuring live bands from all genres, including jazz, rock, and comedy acts.
3015 NW 54th St.
Seattle, WA 206-783-7059
The Chittenden Locks is one of the busiest waterways in the U.S. for shipping terminals. It connects the saltwater of Puget Sound with fresh water of Lake Union. Watch the boats raise and lower as the locks push water in and out of the Puget Sound and Lake Union to make a connecting waterway. Also, check out the underwater visitor's center to see the salmon ladders.
Link: http://www.zoo.org 5500 Phinney Avenue N Seattle, WA 98103-5897 206-684-4800 The Woodland Park is considered to be one of the ten greatest zoos in the U.S. It provides a 92- acre garden for nearly 300 species of animals. The Woodland Park Zoo is noted for its cutting-edge exhibits and expansive horticulture collection. Woodland Park Zoo is a conservation and education institution demonstrating the value, beauty, and independence of all living things.
Link: http://www.seattleaquarium.org 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle, WA 206-386-4320 Check out sea otters, harbor seals, a giant Pacific octopus, and more than 350 other species of animals and plants in award-winning exhibits. Walk underwater in the Dome and sit surrounded by hundreds of water species. And, don't leave without petting the starfish!
200 2nd Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
IMAX Films info and show times: 206-443-IMAX Adobe Laser Dome info and show times: 206-443-2850
Play with hands-on exhibits, encounter big-screen Imax films, stargaze in a planetarium, experience laser light shows, and meet hundreds of tropical butterflies at one of the most popular science centers in the world. The Center is located just steps away from the Space Needle.
36201 Enchanted Parkway S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Here are two great theme parks in one location. Enchanted Village offers many roller coaster and other rides and Wild Waves offers many exciting water rides and swimming pools.
Link: http://www.mariners.org 1st Avenue and Atlantic Seattle, WA 206-346-4242 Mariners 206-346-4001 or 800-MY-MARINERS Safeco Field is the new home to the Seattle Mariners baseball team. Guests are treated to a 19.59- acre outdoor baseball park with real grass and a retractable roof. Tours of the stadium are available and include touring the press box, luxury suites, field, dugout, visitors' clubhouse, and more.
2300 Emerald Downs Dr.
Auburn, WA 98001
Emerald Downs, premier Thoroughbred racing venue in the Pacific Northwest, will conduct its season of live racing from April to Sept. The running of the prestigious Longacres Mile will be held in August. During the non-live-racing season, the track offers multi-card simulcasting with races form racetrack around the nation.
Seattle's Waterfront offers many sights and activities. Fishing piers, boats, souvenir and specialty shops, seafood restaurants, the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle IMAX Dome, and much more fill the waterfront area. There is also a Waterfront Street Car available to travel between the International District, Pioneer Square, and the waterfront. You can also view the scenery from a horse-drawn carriage.
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2.5 hours southwest of the KOA are the beautiful ocean beaches, parks, bike trails, camping, and lodging facilities of the Washington coast. Call 360-245-2451 for more information.
3 hours north of Seattle, Vancouver has shopping, parks, and a cruise that takes you to the wondrous parks and Old English charm of Victoria. 800-663-6000. Also located in Victoria, is Butchart Gardens, 4 wonderful gardens in one. 250-652-4422.
Tillicum Village on Blake Island typifies the Northwest. It combines the best of what the area has to offer a chance to get out on the water, magnificent views, wildlife, lush vegetation, fresh salmon, and Indian dancing. 800-426-1205
Discover the charming, Bavarian village of Leavenworth. The town offers many fun festivals including, the Icicle Chamber Music Festival, Kinderfest, Bavarian Bike and Brews Festival, Salmon Fest Volkswalk, Oktoberfest, their famous Christmas lighting ceremonies, and many, many more! 509-548-5807