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Sightseeing in Seattle - what to see. Complete travel guide

Seems, everyone has heard at least once about “the city of rains” located in the United States. This city is Seattle, which is situated on the north-west of the continent. However, the city is named so not because of the fact that the level of precipitations is the highest here. The reason for this is in the number of cloudy days per year, which is the highest comparing to other cities of the US. Despite this fact Seattle attracts travelers with its numerous advantages.
Seattle is the well maintained and modern city. It is famous for its numerous parks and places of nature. The real attraction is the city's Kerry Park. Here you can relax in shade of huge … Open
Seattle is a major industrial, commercial, financial and transportation center of the continent. It is also included in the top five major trading ports of the country. In this city are well-developed electronics, woodworking, shipbuilding, food processing, automotive and aerospace industry.
Seattle is also home to numerous high quality universities. If the weather is bad, you can visit Art Museum of Asian Art, Park of Olympic Sculptures, Aviation Museum, Art Gallery of Henry Frey, Museum of History and Industry, Wing Luke Asian Art Museum, as well as many art galleries, where the works of famous artists are exhibited. There are also several theaters in this city, opera and ballet, as well as several experimental movie theaters that offer old masterpieces of art cinema. Space Needle Tower is the main symbol of the city. On the top of the tower is located the observation deck. From such height all visitors are able to enjoy beautiful views of the city, the bay and the channel to Lake Michigan. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. You can travel Seattle at any time of the year, as 12 months of the year there is the weather favorable for excursions and walks. The warmest month of the year is July; the daily … Open
Quite unusual sights exist in the city. The Wall of Chewing Gum is one of them. It appeared in 1993 and is located near the popular theater. Once, students queuing up to get theater tickets began to glue coins to the wall with a chewing gum. For many years, the city authorities have tried to deal with such a mess and diligently cleaned the wall. However, colorful pieces of chewing gum appeared again and again. Nowadays, the wall entirely covered with chewing gum is a real city attraction. Tourists come here especially to re-enact the ritual of local students.
The Public Library building is one of the most spectacular modern attractions in Seattle. It has an unusual asymmetric shape, 11 floors and is completely constructed of glass and steel. The facade of the building is covered with beautiful mirror tiles. It is especially exciting to admire it on a sunny day. The library's stock of books is one of the largest in the country. It stores more than 2.5 million books.
In addition to the many fast food and exotic restaurants, Seattle has to offer its guests a lot of attractive cafes and bakeries. The last are very popular among tourists and feature … Open
Lovers of modern art and picturesque nature will be interested in visiting the garden of Dale Chihuly. Its founder was a famous glassblower. He spent more than 40 years on the formation of this beautiful garden. Today, visitors can enjoy not only extraordinary living plants but chic glass flowers and trees. Some sculptures look so natural, that it is difficult to distinguish living plants from the glass ones at first glance.
Amateurs of modern music and cinema should definitely visit the Museum of Pop Culture. It occupies a prominent original building in a futuristic style. The museum presents great modern expositions dedicated to the sensational films of recent years, well-known musical ensembles, and performers. Some of its exhibits are interactive. Visitors will be invited to master various musical instruments and even try themselves as famous movie characters. Fans of classical music will be interested in visiting Benaroya Concert Hall, which regularly hosts performances of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. It can accommodate up to 3000 visitors at a time. Due to its unique acoustic properties, the concert hall is considered one of the best in the world.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Seattle and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Seattle
♥   Shopping area ' Pioneer Square' Seattle, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' First Avenue in Belltown' Seattle, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Fremont' Seattle, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Columbia City' Seattle, 6.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Phinney/Greenwood' Seattle, 10.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Seattle
♥   Local Park 'Wa' , 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Fremont Peak' , 6.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Froula' , 8.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   A - Park 'Green lake park' , 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Westcrest' , 9.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Seattle and around
♥   Art museum 'Seattle Art Museum' Seattle, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Seattle Asian Art Museum' Seattle, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Seattle from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

McClure Radioactive Site

From the series “The Most Radioactive Zones on the Planet”
Active work on the purification of the contaminated ground began in 1995. Tons of contaminated soil were transferred to the nearby mortuaries. Over the years of the cleaning work, 16 000 cubic meters of soil were disposed. Virtually all this land was transferred to Passmore Avenue repository. Now, the mortuary is being kept under strict surveillance. According to available data, it is very reliable and eliminates the leakage of the radiation into the environment. … Read further
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