Seattle Living - Places - Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle has many neighborhoods, entertainment venues, museums, and other places with Web sites
  • Sites: Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers
    • Album: SEA Album; a collection of images of Seattle's sites and street scenes
    • Aquarium: Seattle Aquarium; displays and education about the aquatic wildlife and habitats of the Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest
    • Ballard: Neighborhood of Seattle; known for its Scandinavian heritage and Nordic Museum
    • Chinese Garden: Seattle Chinese Garden Society; classic Chinese garden with plants, architecture, water, and rocks; 2.4 hectares at the north end of the South Seattle Community College campus
    • Discovery Pk: Friends of Discovery Park; defending Discovery Park, an urban forest in the Magnolia Neighborhood of Seattle
    • Downtown: Downtown Seattle Association; promotes the shopping, dining, pro sports, arts, and culture in downtown Seattle
    • Ebey's Landing: Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve; 64 square kilometer historical reserve with a mixture of federal, state, county and private property; preserved for its historic essence; Whidbey Island
    • Farmers Mkts: Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets; direct-sale opportunities for local farmers
    • Forests: Pacific Northwest Region of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service; National Forests, a National Scenic Area, a National Grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments, within the States of Oregon and Washington
    • Fremont: Neighborhood, self-proclaimed Center of the Universe; information, opinion, business directory
    • Historic: National Register of Historic Places Seattle; shows a list of over three dozen historic sites in Seattle each of which has a brief description and photo
    • Klondike NHP: Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park--Seattle Unit; a small museum showing the role Seattle played in the Klondike Gold Field rush of the 19th century; hopeful miners provisioned themselves in Seattle with food, clothing, equipment, pack animals, and steamship tickets
    • Locks Canal: Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks; canal connecting Lake Union, Lake Washington, and Puget Sound; visitor center; fish ladder
    • Libraries List: area libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
    • Library Seattle: Seattle Public Library
    • Library King Co: King County Library System
    • Library Metaphysical: collection of metaphysical and spiritual materials; open to the public; non-affiliated, non-profit resource center; personal transformation; formerly known as the AS-YOU-LIKE-IT Library
    • Mt Rainier NP: Mount Rainier National Park; 950 square kilometers of wilderness, old growth forest, wildflower meadows, National Historic Landmark District, glaciers; includes 4,392-meter active volcano Mt Rainier
    • Neighborhoods: City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods; information about Seattle's neighborhoods
    • Neighborhood Link: searchable directory of neighborhoods and clubs; find local neighborhood, club, and organization information
    • Neighborhood Profiles: Neighborhood profiles; maps and profiles of Seattle neighborhoods from SeattleWashingtonRealEstate.com
    • N Cascades NP: North Cascades National Park Service Complex and Skagit River Watershed; 2,769 square kilometers; peaks, glaciers; North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas
    • NW Seaport: Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center; preservation and interpretation of the maritime heritage of Puget Sound and the Northwest Coast; maritime educational programs
    • Olympic NP: Olympic National Park; old-growth forest wilderness; 3,700 square kilometers of wilderness, temperate rain forest, rivers, mountains, seashore, biota, and sites of historic and archeological significance
    • Pac Science Ctr: Pacific Science Center; appreciation of science, mathematics and technology through interactive exhibits and programs
    • Parks King Co: King County Parks and Recreation
    • Parks Seattle: Seattle Parks and Recreation
    • Parks WA: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission; over 1,000 square kilometers of parklands all over Washington, many near Seattle and Puget Sound
    • Pike Place Mkt: Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority; provides information about the Pike Place Public Market and events; Pike Place Market images: entrance, Rachel the pig, fish
    • Pioneer Sq: Pioneer Square; twenty city blocks downtown of historic buildings, galleries, retail, and nightlife; Pioneer Square Community Association
    • San Juan NHP: San Juan Island National Historical Park; 7 square kilometers on San Juan Island
    • Seattle Ctr: Multi-use civic center; where the space needle is; entertainment, tourism, displays, special events, festivals, monorail station; basketball and hockey; KeyArena, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall, Fisher Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, Northwest Rooms, Grounds & Mural Ampitheatre, Seattle Center Pavilion, Center House
    • Skyscrapers: skyscrapers of Seattle; shows information about major office and other buildings
    • Space Needle: 222 meter tower; observation tower in Seattle Center; built for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition in Seattle; now an icon symbolic of Seattle itself
    • Visitor's Bureau: Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau; official tourist information
    • W Sea Junction: West Seattle Junction; business district of West Seattle neighborhood at the intersection of Alaska Avenue and California Avenue
    • Zoo Pt Defiance: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium; overlooking Puget Sound
    • Zoo Woodland: Woodland Park Zoo; 26 hectares of exhibits and public spaces
  • Venues: Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings
    • Bell Harbor Ctr: Bell Harbor International Conference Center; 9,290 square meters of waterfront meeting and banquet space
    • Behnke Ctr: Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance; two theaters; a 350 to 500 seat Mainstage Theater and a 100-seat Studio Theater
    • Broadway Hall: Broadway Performance Hall; theatre, dance, music, film
    • Convention Ctr: Washington State Convention & Trade Center; downtown convention center
    • Fifth Ave Theater: Historic theater; 5th Avenue Theatre Association; performing arts; the American Musical
    • Kenyon Hall: Performing arts hall; formerly Hokum Hall
    • KeyArena: Sports and entertainment; at Seattle Center; Sonics basketball; seats 17,072 for basketball; formerly called Seattle Center Coliseum
    • Meany Theater: Hall for the Performing Arts; University of Washington, Seattle
    • Paramount Theater: Historic theater; dance, music, film, theatre and arts education; home of Paramount's Mighty Wurlitzer unique pipe organ; Moore Theater
    • Safeco Field: Home of the Seattle Mariners professional baseball team; first game July 15, 1999; moveable roof
    • Seattle Ctr: Multi-use civic center; where the space needle is; venues: KeyArena, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall, Fisher Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, Northwest Rooms, Grounds & Mural Ampitheatre, Seattle Center Pavilion, Center House
    • Century Link Field: Home of the Seattle Seahawks professional football team; and exhibition center; formerly known as Seahawks Stadium, Qwest Field
    • Town Hall: Community culture center; on First Hill; music, arts and humanities, civic discourse, and world culture programming; historic Roman-revival-style building
  • Housing: Find a place to stay or live in Seattle
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    • Apartments: Apartment Insider; Seattle apartments, condos, townhomes or rental houses
    • Apartments Seattle: Apartments in Seattle
    • Bed & Breaks: Seattle Bed and Breakfast Association; association of independently owned, inspected, and professionally operated Bed and Breakfast Inns located close to downtown Seattle and the Pike Place Market
    • Lodging Guide: Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • 1st Sea Hotels: Discount hotels; book a property near the center of Seattle or on the outskirt of the town, Bellevue, Renton or Kent
    • Rentals: Seattle Rentals; apartments, condos or rental houses
    • Seattle Reps: Seattle Real Estate Professionals; helps consumers identify and evaluate real estate professionals; real estate agents, home inspection, mortgage
    • Seattle Listings: Multiple Listing Service; real estate listings in Washington
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging or housing
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in Seattle
    • Seattle Dining: Guide to restaurants in Puget Sound
    • Seattle Times: Restaurants; reviews and guide from daily newspaper
    • Seattle Weekly: Food section from local magazine
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides
  • Museums: Displays of objects; includes educational activities related to displays of objects related to art, history, culture, nature, or science; museums function to acquire, preserve, exhibit, and interpret objects
    • Art SAM: Seattle Art Museum; downtown art museum; noted Asian, African, Northwest Coast Native American, modern art, and European painting and decorative arts
    • Art Bellevue: Bellevue Arts Museum; craft and design; emphasis on regional craft artists; plenty of free parking
    • Art CoCA: Center on Contemporary Art; new and experimental artwork; on Capitol Hill between Pike and Union
    • Art Frye: Frye Art Museum; representational art; emphasis on painting and sculpture from the nineteenth century to the present; on First Hill above downtown Seattle
    • Art Henry: Henry Art Gallery; art museum of the University of Washington; modern and contemporary art
    • Art Kirkland: Kirkland Arts Center; serves Eastside arts community; classes, workshops, gallery exhibits and special events in a historic building
    • Art MoNA: Museum of Northwest Art; art of the Pacific Northwest; Benaroya Glass Gallery
    • Asian: Wing Luke Asian Museum; Asian Pacific American culture, art, and history
    • Childrens: Children's Museum Seattle; offers interactive exhibits; in Center House in Seattle Center
    • Communications: Museum of Communications; formerly called the Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum; presents the history of the telephone and central office switches; sponsored by Charles B. Hopkins Chapter 30 of the TelecommPioneers, formerly called the Telephone Pioneers of America
    • EMP: Experience Music Project; interactive music museum; exhibits as well as live music performances; explores American popular music
    • Flight: Museum of Flight; air and space museum at Boeing Field; displays of aircraft, aircraft assemblies, and artifacts; Champlin Fighter Collection of historic (many WWI and WWII) aircraft; Mercury space capsule; former Air Force One (Eisenhower); SR-71 Blackbird cockpit; F/A-18 cockpit; 737 fuselage; 747 prototype; the Red Barn, the headquarters of the original Boeing Airplane Company
    • MOHAI: Seattle Museum of History & Industry; history of Seattle and King County
    • Hydroplane & Raceboats: Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum; powerboat racing; vintage hydroplane boats spanning seven decades, including boats that have won Gold Cups
    • Log House: Log House Museum; the history of the Duwamish Peninsula and the birthplace of Seattle
    • Maritime CWB: Center for Wooden Boats; maritime museum; boat restoration; boat rentals; sailing classes; on the south end of Lake Union
    • Maritime NWSeaport: Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center; maritime heritage of Puget Sound and the Northwest Coast; south end of Lake Union
    • Maritime Event Ctr: Maritime Event Center; an interactive nautical museum with exhibits that provide a distinctive setting for events on Seattle's waterfront
    • Maritime Puget: Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society; the maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest
    • Natural Burke: Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture; the State museum of natural and cultural history; totem poles, hand-carved cedar canoes; extensive online exhibits; University of Washington campus
    • Nordic: Nordic Heritage Museum; Nordic immigration to America and settlement in the Pacific Northwest; Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden; language classes and cultural center; in the Ballard neighborhood
    • Police: Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum; history of northwest law enforcement; in Seattle's Pioneer Square
    • Railway: Northwest Railway Museum; steam and diesel locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, maintenance of way equipment; 8 kilometer segment of historic railroad; a 19th-century train station; in Snoqualmie, Washington
    • SciFi: Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame; Experience Music Project; celebrates imaginative, speculative fiction and art; noted artifacts include Asimov first editions, pulp magazines, Captain Kirk's chair; co-located with Experience Music Project near the Space Needle
    • Soundbridge: Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center; musical storytelling, instrument exploration, classes, student recitals, lectures, workshops and exhibits; located in Benaroya Hall on Second Avenue at Union Street
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