Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
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Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour information
This cleverly conceived tour of Seattle's historic ‘underground’ (the part of the city that got buried by landfill in the 1890s) benefits from its guides, who are excellent, using wit and animation to relate Seattle's unusual early history.
The tour starts at Doc Maynard’s Public House with a lighthearted preamble and progresses through a series of subterranean walkways whose shabbiness adds to their authenticity. It is massively popular, especially in prime tourist season and no reservations are accepted, so try to arrive half an hour early if you want to be sure you get in.