Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

Ballard & Discovery Park

Inside Discovery Park you'll find this cultural center that displays a permanent collection of Native American artwork, special exhibitions and hosts events (check the online calendar). It's also a great place to pick up gifts – the on-site Sacred Circle Gift Shop (10am-5pm Wednesday to Friday) is full of incredible indigenous art and crafts.

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3. Discovery Park

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4. Carl English Jr Botanical Gardens

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5. Leif Erikson Statue

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6. Shilshole Bay Marina

1.04 MILES

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7. Nordic Museum


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8. Sunset Hill Park

1.39 MILES

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