Here's an unusual fact about Seattle. As you probably know, the Boeing Everett Factory is the largest building (by volume) on Earth. But, did you know, that before air circulation was perfected in the 1960's, clouds used to form inside the plant and at times it would actually rain, indoors!
What's Free to See:
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Free concerts at Benaroya Hall. While there, discover the 26 foot tall, 4,490 pipe Watjen Concert Organ.
See the Fish Ladder at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as Ballard Locks. The locks provide a link for boats (and fish) between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal. Free guided tours are given from March 1st thru November 30th.
The Carl S. English Botanical Gardens is one of Seattle's best kept secrets! The gardens houses more than 570 species and 1500 different varieties from around the world.
Pioneer Square - historic buildings dating back to 1852
The view from the bar at The Edgewater Hotel.
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More to See:
- Seattle Aquarium
- Space Needle
- Argosy Cruise Harbor Tour
- Pacific Science Center
- The Museum of Flight
- Woodland Park Zoo
Getting Around Seattle/Transportation:
- The Seattle StreetCar fares are a mere $2.50 and only $0.75 for Seniors.
- Metro - fares range from $2.25 to $3.00 and $0.75 for Seniors
- Taxi - $40 flat rate from airport to hotel district. $2.50 meter drop + $2.70 per mile.
- Seattle Monorail - $2.25 and $1.00 for Seniors
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What's close by:
- Mount Rainier - an active volcano ascending 14,410 feet above sea level
- Olympic National Park - Mount Olympus is the highest peak in the park at 7,980 feet, and receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year.
- Bainbridge Island
- Almqist Family Vintners offers free tastings.
- Cascade Tunnel - longest railroad tunnel in the United States at 41,200 feet.