From its beginnings as the Experience Music Project, this Paul Allen-founded museum first expanded to include science fiction (it houses the genre’s Hall of Fame). Eventually, the Frank Gehry-designed building became home to all sorts of pop culture-focused works as well. Inside, collections include artifacts from local favorites Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix, a live music stage and exhibits about comic books, video games and movies.
Sure, Seattle is known for its frequent rainy days, but there are plenty of things to do outside, because there really are plenty of beautiful, sunny days in the city (when we’d recommend exploring Seattle’s many parks). On those days that happen to be rainy, however, hiding out in a coffee shop might be one option, but checking out one of the top museums in Seattle is an even better choice.
Seattle’s museums reflect the region and the city’s influences. From music and the aviation industry to Asian-American immigration and Indigenous cultures. Learn about the history of Nirvana, view striking glass art from Washington’s own Dale Chihuly, explore the contributions of indigenous tribes, and marvel at the events and industry that have made Seattle what it is today. These museums in Seattle are well worth a visit, even on a nice day. Afterwards, you can enjoy a meal at one of Seattle’s top restaurants, many of which also celebrate Seattle’s history, culture and regional bounty.
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