Native American carving outside the Burke Memorial Washington State Museum.

An interesting hybrid museum covering both natural history and indigenous cultures of the Pacific Rim. Inside you'll find, arguably, Washington's best natural-history collection, focusing on the geology and evolution of the state. It guards an impressive stash of fossils, including a 20,000-year-old saber-toothed cat. Also not to be missed is an awe-inspiring collection of Kwakwaka'wakw masks from British Columbia.