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Seattle Day 2

July 31, 2013

Seattle Pike Place Market

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Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States. It is a place of business for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants. Named after the central street, Pike Place runs northwest from Pike Street to Virginia Street, and remains one of Seattle's most popular tourist destinations.

The Market is built on the edge of a steep hill, and consists of several lower levels located below the main level. Each features a variety of unique shops such as antique dealers, comic book and collectible shops, small family-owned restaurants, and one of the oldest head shops in Seattle. The upper street level contains fishmongers, fresh produce stands and craft stalls operating in the covered arcades. Local farmers and craftspeople sell year-round in the arcades from tables they rent from the Market on a daily basis, in accordance with the Market's mission and founding goal: allowing consumers to "Meet the Producer".

Pike Place Market is home to nearly 500 residents who live in 8 different buildings throughout the Market. Most of these buildings have been low income housing in the past; however, some of them no longer are, such as the Livingston Baker apartments. The Market is run by the quasi-government Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). The Pike Place Market sees 10 million visitors annually.

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle WA

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle WA

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle WA
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle WA

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

3015 NW 54th St.
Seattle, WA 98107

The Locks are made up of 2 navigational Locks, a dam and spillway, a fish ladder, a botanical garden, and a regional visitor center. The Locks allow vessels to pass from fresh water Lake Washington, into the salt water of Puget Sound. An amazing place and an amazing engineering feat.

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, were built in 1911 and are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. View the Botanical Garden featuring a wide array of blossoming trees, shrubs, and flowers.

You will enjoy watching the vessels as they transit the Locks and probably witness out-going smolt and returning sockeye salmon in the fish ladder. Peak time for viewing sockeye (the largest run of salmon) is right around the 4th of July. The sockeye run is a MUST SEE.

This attraction is located about 16.1 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden

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Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden, Seattle WA
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Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden

This botanical garden is a tribute to the devotion of our first horticulturist, Carl S. English, Jr. During the 43 years working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carl transformed the barren lawn, left after the construction of the locks, into a garden worthy of serious study.

Through his travels and correspondence with prominent botanists and with the assistance of ship captains returning through the locks, Carl collected specimens of trees and flowers from around the world. He brought about an amazing homecoming, the dawn redwood. Previously known only as a fossil, it was discovered growing in China. Carl arranged to receive some of the first seeds ever shipped to the United States. Eight specimens grow in the garden today.

These lovely grounds are a masterpiece of horticultural splendor, combining the elegant lines and vistas of the romantic English landscape style with the original character of more than 570 species and 1,500 varieties from around the world. One of Seattle's best kept secrets is yours to enjoy. The garden offers color, fragrance, and open spaces to awaken your senses all year long.

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