For the original founders of Marsh's Free Museum, it was moving to Washington and opening a candy shop and ice cream store. A few years later when the passenger liner Admiral Benson went aground in the fog near Cape Disappointment, the enterprising Wellington Marsh, Sr. sensed a business opportunity and hurriedly opened a temporary hamburger stand to feed the curious onlookers. It was a beginning that would have Marsh return to the Peninsula in 1935, after owning a tavern in Gray's River. Marsh's Free Museum was born.
Originally across the street from its current location, Marsh's Free Muse. . .
Listen to the calls of our region's orca whales. Stand within a circle of glowing jellyfish. Run your fingers along a sea anemone's soft tentacles. Delight in the antics of the sea otters. Then come back for another visit — and an entirely different experience. At the Seattle Aquarium there's always something fun to discover, and inspiration on how to help protect our marine environment.
The heartbeat of hands-on marine experience and preservation education in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds . . .
The history of Pike Place Market is as rich and colorful as Seattle itself. Its nine acres and 100 years of operation encompass thousands of unique and interesting stories — stories of immigration, internment, gentrification and urban renewal — that explain why Pike Place Market is called "The Soul of Seattle."
Between 1906 and 1907, the cost of onions increased tenfold. Outraged citizens, fed up with paying price-gouging middlemen too much for their produce, found a hero in Seattle City Councilman Thomas Revelle. Revelle proposed a public street market that would connect farmers directly w. . .
If you're planning on stopping in for a few hours or making a whole day of your visit, you're sure to have a great time and find plenty to do at Pacific Science Center. Included with your general admission exhibits ticket are six acres of hands-on science fun, our →Tropical Butterfly House, Science Demonstration Stage shows, Discovery Carts and much more.
Consider enhancing your experience by adding an →IMAX film in either our Eames or Boeing IMAX Theaters, a →Planetarium show, a laser light show in our famous →Seattle Laser Dome theater, or an exciting ride on the Morphis Movie Ride Motio. . .
So you can't resist any longer, and need to follow in Elvis's footsteps? He might even be up there right now, if you know what I'm saying...
Make the trip as effortless as possible right here as your very own travel agent to the best view in town! From getting where you are here, and from here to the top. Everything you need is here and all roads lead to the Needle!. . .
Since EMP opened in 2000 and SFM in 2004, EMP|SFM has welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors through its doors. From its museum planning stages in 1998 through 2007, EMP|SFM has been a key economic driver among Seattle nonprofit arts and culture organizations, with combined EMP|SFM institutional expenditures and EMP|SFM audience-member spending resulting in $580 million dollars of local economic impact. EMP|SFM is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of. . .
The Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities.
Artifacts are acquired by way of an adopted policy that establishes priorities, restricts collecting to specific museum needs, and stresses non-conditional gifts. Artifacts are authentically restored to high museum standards and carefully conserved, whether stored or exhibited, to assure perpetuation. The Museum. . .
Here you will find Pacific Ocean beaches, rain forest valleys, glacier-capped peaks and a stunning variety of plants and animals. Roads provide access to the outer edges of the park, but the heart of Olympic is wilderness; a primeval sanctuary for humans and wild creatures alike.. . .
Join us on a whale watching tour from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, just 90 miles north of Seattle, Washington. Breathe the fresh island air, take in the scenery, and experience the magnificence of seeing Orca Whales, Bald Eagles, Porpoises, Seals, Sea Birds and Sea Lions in their natural environment. We provide quality whale watching and wildlife tours with a personal touch. Skilled local Naturalists make our trips fun, informative and interactive, and our Owner/Captain is dedicated to making your whale watching & wildlife trip an experience of a lifetime.
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BILL SPEIDEL'S UNDERGROUND TOUR is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle's sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, our guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn't want you to hear. It's history with a twist!
The tour begins inside Doc Maynard's Public House, a restored 1890s saloon. Following a short intro, we'll walk through historic Pioneer Square to three different sections of Underground—about three blocks in all.
The tour ends in Rogues Gallery, the Under. . .
Nationally award-winning Woodland Park Zoo comprises 92-acres of zoological features and over 1,000 animals representing nearly 300 species from all around the globe. The perfect activity for visitors of all ages Woodland Park Zoo is constantly growing and developing more ways for visitors to interact with the zoo. The newest addition is the Zoomazium, a nature themed play space especially for age's toddler through 8years with climbing activities and presentations developed especially for them. Come visit the zoo and visit the animals of the world!. . .
Breathtaking views, fantastic hikes and so much more wait to inspire Mount Rainier visitors. Learn about glaciers, relax in a mountain meadow, or explore life in a rainforest on the most topographically prominent mountain in the United States. This stratovolcanic mountain is considered one of the most dangerous in the world because of the large amounts of glacial ice. For extreme adventure seekers hiking the summit is best done with proper training on guided hikes. For those wanting a leisurely visit there are camp sites, hotels, restaurant and visitor center to make exploring Mount Rainier fu. . .
Take an in-depth look into the world of contemporary glass. Explore on a docent led tour or on your own as you see the permanent collections as well as the exciting and ever changing traveling exhibits. Most of all spend some time on the outside of the museum with the changing exterior exhibit in the water or the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. . . .
Tree-lined, swelling fairways lead to multi-tiered greens that are protected by dramatic bunkering, a scattering of rocks and diverse water features. The layout is sprinkled with 92 bunkers, three lakes on two holes and creeks on seven holes. Yet it remains a fair-minded test to a variety of challengers. . . .
Esmeralda, constructed in 1956, is located in northeast Spokane and offers open space and flat fairways lined with over 2,000 trees. This combination of attributes makes this superbly maintained course an easy one to break 100 on and tough to break par. Seniors and beginners find Esmeralda a great haven and help to make it Spokane's most played municipal course with par 70, 6,249 yards. Esmeralda's layout lends itself to all levels of golfing skills. . . .