A landmark that has benefited from restoration fever is Union Station, the old Union Pacific Railroad depot (1911) that sat unoccupied between 1971 and 1999. The restoration project included the preservation of the original tile floors, clocks and windows. No longer serving as a train station, the building now houses the headquarters for Sound Transit.

Worth a look and usually open for browsing is the Great Hall, half the size of a football field.

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1. King Street Station

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One of the pillars upon which Seattle built its early fortunes, the old Great Northern Railroad depot, was given a much-needed face-lift in the early…

2. Foster/White Gallery

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The polished Foster/White Gallery, which opened in 1968, features glassworks, paintings and sculpture by mainstream Northwest artists in a beautifully…

3. Hing Hay Park

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If you need a tranquil spot to rest while wandering the ID, Hing Hay Park lends a little breathing space to this otherwise austere district. The…

5. Seattle Pinball Museum

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Got kids? Got kid-like tendencies? Love the buzzers and bells of good old-fashioned analog machines? Lay aside your iPad apps and become a pinball wizard…

6. Waterfall Park

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This unusual park is an urban oasis commemorating workers of the United Parcel Service (UPS), which grew out of a messenger service that began in a…

7. Occidental Park

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Once a rather rough-and-tumble place, Occidental Park has undergone a recent renaissance thanks largely to a partnership between the City of Seattle and a…