One of Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s greatest contributions to the city (and there are a lot of them) is the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop). Formerly known as the Experience Music Project, the museum’s structure was designed in 2000 by architect Frank Gehry, so it is truly a sight to be seen. Exhibits range in topic and explore a variety of themes, from indie video games to horror films to tattoo culture. If you want to beat the crowds, come early on a weekday. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
If you’re not from Seattle, you’ve likely already heard of the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, but the list of Seattle attractions worth visiting is far longer. This Pacific Northwest town has plenty to offer, from culture and nature to arts and entertainment. There are so many things to do in Seattle that visitors—and residents—are rarely without something new to check out.
Seattle has a range of attractions to explore: parks, museums, iconic buildings, musical history and some incredible views from up high and on the water. The city has a quirky side too, with attractions like a giant troll and the house that inspired Up. Don’t let Seattle’s frequent drizzle scare you off, there are plenty of indoor attractions to keep you busy. And of course, Seattle’s best restaurants—serving up fresh seafood and cuisine from around the world—are a must. If you’ve tackled everything on the list, there are some amazing day trips from Seattle to add to your itinerary.
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