Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Belltown & Seattle Center

Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP, the 'Experience Music Project') is an inspired marriage between super-modern architecture and legendary rock-and-roll history that sprang from the imagination (and pocket) of…
Top Choice Museum in Belltown & Seattle Center

Chihuly Garden & Glass

Opened in 2012 and reinforcing Seattle’s position as the Venice of North America, this exquisite exposition of the life and work of dynamic local sculptor Dale Chihuly is possibly the finest collection of curated gl…
Top Choice Landmark in Belltown & Seattle Center

Space Needle

This streamlined, modern-before-its-time tower built for the 1962 World’s Fair has been the city’s defining symbol for over 50 years. The needle anchors the complex now called the Seattle Center and draws over one m…
Top Choice Park in Belltown & Seattle Center

Olympic Sculpture Park

This smart urban-renewal project and outpost of the Seattle Art Museum was inaugurated in 2007 to widespread local approval. The terraced park is landscaped over railway tracks and overlooks Puget Sound with the dis…
Park in Belltown & Seattle Center

Myrtle Edwards Park

Your best bet for an uninterrupted walk or jog if you’re staying downtown is this fringe of lawn and trees along Elliott Bay that starts next to the Olympic Sculpture Park and continues as far as the Interbay area b…
Visitor Center in Belltown & Seattle Center

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

The world’s most unselfish billionaire’s generous actions are eloquently displayed at this suitably high-tech visitor center, part of a larger foundation building located opposite the Space Needle. Spread over five …
Landmark in Belltown & Seattle Center

Seattle Center

The remnants of the futuristic 1962 World's Fair hosted by Seattle and subtitled Century 21 Exposition are still visible over 50 years later at the Seattle Center. The fair was a major success, attracting 10 million…
Museum in Belltown & Seattle Center

Pacific Science Center

This interactive museum of science and industry once housed the science pavilion of the 1962 World’s Fair. Today the center features virtual-reality exhibits, a tropical butterfly house, laser shows, holograms and o…
Fountain in Belltown & Seattle Center

International Fountain

A remnant of the 1962 World's Fair, the International Fountain was completely rebuilt in 1995. With 272 jets of water (recycled, of course) pumping in time to a computer-driven music system at the heart of the Seatt…
Landmark in Belltown & Seattle Center

Times Square Building

This terracotta and granite structure, guarded by eagles perched on the roof, was designed by the Paris-trained architect Carl Gould (who also designed the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the University of Washington’s…