Places To Visit In Seattle

Here are the top 191 tourist attractions to see in Seattle:

1. Space Needle

Space Needle

2 km
from city center
1 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

When in Seattle, you absolutely cannot miss the giant skyscraper- Space Needle. This 605-feet structure was built to portray the futuristic ‘21st Century’ in 1962 World's Fair. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Seattle and is open all year round. A 42-second elevator ride takes guests to the tower’s saucer-shaped observation deck at 520-feet above ground.

2. Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo
4.3 /5

7 km
from city center
2 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Woodland Park Zoo spanning 92 acres in size, is a National Award-winning wildlife conservation establishment and zoological garden. Across multiple categories, it has received over 65 awards, and in 2019 it recorded a whopping 1.4 million international and domestic visitors. It features over 1,000 animals of nearly 300 species from all over the world. Located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, the zoo began as a small menagerie on the estate of Guy C. Phinney, a Canadian-born lumber mill owner, and real estate developer.

3. Museum Of Flight

Museum Of Flight

10 km
from city center
3 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Located to the south of Seattle, Museum of Flight is a non-profit Air and Space Museum in Tukwila. The 15-acre campus is like a paradise for aviation geeks that displays a wide range of historic and heroic air and spacecrafts. The museum hosts several audio guided tours, fun activities and educational programs for students and guests.

4. Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass
3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Opened in 2012, Chihuly Garden and Glass is an exhibit in the Seattle Center showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly.

5. Museum of history and industry

Museum of history and industry
3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Museum of History and Industry is the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington maintaining a collection of nearly 4 million artifacts, photographs, and archival materials that primarily focus on Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region.

6. 5th Avenue Theatre

5th Avenue Theatre
3.7 /5

0 km
from city center
6 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The theatre's subscriber season programming includes six to seven shows per year, a mix of locally produced revivals of musical theatre classics, and premieres of bound-for-Broadway shows, and national touring musicals.

7. Cougar Mountain Zoo

Cougar Mountain Zoo

20 km
from city center
7 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Cougar Mountain Zoo was founded in 1972 by Peter and Marcie Rittler. It is an 11-acre zoological park dedicated to endangered species of wildlife from different parts of the world such as the Bengal Tigers and Lemurs from Madagascar. It features a variety of exhibits and wildlife tracks. Other facilities would include the Magnani Nature Gallery and The Library. It also organizes workshops and photo tours to inculcate awareness within the public about the endangered species.

8. Zoomazium

Zoomazium

7 km
from city center
8 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Zoomazium is an 8,500 square feet Kid friendly space located within the Woodland Zoo Park. The area comprises an indoor- all-weather facility divided into several play, activities, and exploration spaces. It also features interactive nature-themed spaces with multimedia facilities to induce imaginative play and inculcate an interest and awareness in young children of the importance of nature and wildlife.

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9. Northern Trail

Northern Trail

7 km
from city center
9 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Northern Trail is an exhibit of the Woodland Park Zoo. It mimics the habitat of Alaska’s tundra and taiga region and features animals of this habitat such as the river otters, brown bears, mountain goats, and so on. Visitors at Northern Trail can explore the rugged terrain of the tundra region or enjoy an indoor viewing of river otters at the Tagia viewing center.

10. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

38 km
from city center
10 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium houses over 9,000 specimens of 367 animal species. It is an integrated zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden housing several exhibits reflecting the theme of ecosystems from the Pacific rim. The Aquarium was added to the zoo ( founded in 1905) in 1935. The two aquariums - North Pacific Aquarium and the South Pacific Aquarium features species from different parts of the pacific ocean such as the rockfish, giant pacific octopus to blacktip reef sharks, nurse sharks, and green sea turtle.

11. Tropical Asia Trails of Vines

Tropical Asia Trails of Vines

7 km
from city center
11 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Tropical Asia: Trails of Vine is an Exhibit of the Woodland Park Zoo. It recreates Asia’s Bioclimatic zones - the dense tropical forests with emphasis on the vines and their function as the aerial pathways. It houses endangered species such as the Tapirs, Langurs, and Siamangs.

12. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

77 km
from city center
12 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park located approximately an hour away from Seattle offers visitors the opportunity to experience premium tours and encounter native Northwest Animals. The park spanning up to 723 acres in size has been accredited by the AZA ( Association of Zoos and Aquariums). The main attraction of the place is the tram tours, walking tours and nature trails.

13. Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium

1 km
from city center
13 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Seattle Aquarium, founded in 1977 is the largest establishment striving for Ocean Conservation and Engagement in the Pacific Northwest. It offers a unique view of Ocean Conservation by presenting unique exhibits and organizing events targeted toward the community to enhance their understanding of marine habitats and Wildlife.

14. Discovery Park

Discovery Park
Must visit 5.0 /5

8 km
from city center
14 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Covering an area of around 534 acres, the Discovery Park is the largest in Seattle. At Discovery Park, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Cascades and the Olympic mountain ranges. In its premises, the park has a wildlife sanctuary, forest groves, a tidal beach, where one can spend hours birdwatching and large open spaces for kids to run around. One can have a pleasant stroll around the walking trail that runs for 2.8 miles, connecting other walking trails in the city. Birdwatching at this park is a must, as the Seattle Audubon Society has created a list of more than 250 birds to look out for, at the park.

15. Seward Park

Seward Park
Must visit 5.0 /5

8 km
from city center
15 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

A 300-acre park, covering all of Bailey Peninsula and Lake Washington, the Seward Park boasts of 2.4-mile cycling and walking track, 120 acres of full-grown forest area, eagles nests, a theatre, a beach and an art studio. Seward Park is a haven for water lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The park has boat launch options and is an urban refuge for exotic flora and fauna, including the only native oak in Washington State, Garry’s Oak. This park is a great spot, be it for picnics or an evening stroll or a beach day or just a casual play date with the kids.

16. Green Lake Park

Green Lake Park
Must visit 5.0 /5

8 km
from city center
16 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Green Lake Park has acres of green area and is one of Seattle’s most favourite parks. From Swimming to boating, sprinting tracks to a 2.8-mile walking track , kayaking to windsurfing, Green Lake Park has it all. This park is a favourite because of its pet-friendly activities and a roller skating rink. For wildlife lovers, this park is a must-visit due to its varied variety of flora and fauna including exotic birds and fishes. There are also tennis and basketball courts and a play area for kids, including a swing, a giant sandbox, slides and a lot of other fun activities to keep the kids occupied. Locals recommend visiting this park during the fall, as it looks splendid when the leaves are changing colours.

17. Howell Park and Beach

Howell Park and Beach

4 km
from city center
17 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Located on the shores of Lake Washington, Howell Park is a secluded recreational area in Seattle which has a wooded trail that leads to the Howell Beach. It is a small beach in Howell Park, a perfect recreation spot for visitors during the summer. Visitors can also enjoy sunbathing, or picnicking, etc.,

18. Madison Park North Beach

Madison Park North Beach

5 km
from city center
18 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

With a stunning Lake Washington, Madison Park North Beach is a 400-feet beach housed in Madison Park. The park slopes down from the sidewalk to a few miles towards the beach, which features a bathhouse with restrooms, play areas for the kids with swings/play equipment, tennis courts, and more. Swimming and boat launches, however, are prohibited at the beach due to a rock seawall along the shoreline. There are also several restaurants and shops in the vicinity of the beach for visitors.

19. Mount Baker Beach

Mount Baker Beach

12 km
from city center
19 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Mount Baker Beach is housed within the Mount Baker Park situated on the shores of Lake Washington. This recreational spot is perfect for a weekend, as it offers several outdoor activities along with enjoying the cold waters at the beach. There is a playground for the kids, tennis courts, and a wide-pathway that leads to Lake Washington Boulevard. The beach also has diving boards, a fishing pier, and lifeguards for the safety of the visitors.

20. Denny Blaine Beach

Denny Blaine Beach

4 km
from city center
20 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Housed in the Denny Blaine Park, which is also called the nudist park, the Denny Blaine Beach is encircled by an old wall that was constructed in the year 1917. This grassy beach has plenty of areas for picnicking, sunbathing, and playing volleyball. Visitors can also take a short walk to the Lake Washington Boulevards nearby or visit Howell Park, Lakeview Park, and Viretta Park located a few miles away from the beach.

21. Pritchard Island Beach

Pritchard Island Beach

10 km
from city center
21 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Located north of Seward Park, Pritchard Island Beach is set in the Rainer Beach Area. The beach features a swimming area with high and low diving boards, a bathhouse for rentals, and a marshy wetland (Pritchard Wetland) with a shelter for varied wildlife and native plants.

22. Madrona Beach

Madrona Beach

4 km
from city center
22 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Located on the shores of Lake Washington in Madrona Park, Madrobe beach is a walk down the wooded hillside of the park. This grassy beach features a swimming area, a bathhouse, a picnic area, even a path for jogging. The swimming areas of the beach are on circumspection of the lifeguards for the safety of the visitors.

23. Pocket beach

Pocket beach

5 km
from city center
23 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

A 20-minutes walk from the Seattle Aquarium will take you to the Pocket Beach in Olympic Park. It is a small and natural beach that inhabits native plants and is a natural habitat for salmon, forage fish, kelp, and other marine critters. There are also tonnes of burrowing sea cucumbers, sea urchins, and clams found at this beach.

24. Magnuson Park Swimming Beach

Magnuson Park Swimming Beach

10 km
from city center
24 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Magnuson Swimming beach is nestled at the Warren G. Magnuson Park. The beach has plenty of areas to sunbathe, with picnic tables spread across the beach, a playground for children, and a tennis court. Visitors can also enjoy fishing at the pier, boating, windsurfing, or a stroll in the park.

25. Colman Beach

Colman Beach

4 km
from city center
25 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Colman Beach is situated in Colman Park adjacent to the Mount Baker Bathing Beach. Surrounded by the dropping willows and native plantations, this beach features plenty of area for sunbathing, picnicking, a volleyball court, and a friendly playground.

26. Richmond Beach

Richmond Beach

19 km
from city center
26 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Located in the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, Richmond Beach is bordered by the Puget Sound. The beach features picnic tables, bathrooms, fire pits, off-leash dog areas, etc., along with recreational sports like diving, kayaking. Visitors can also dive into beachcombing, shellfish gathering, and long walks along the beach with an exquisite view of the Puget Sound.

27. Golden Gardens Park

Golden Gardens Park

11 km
from city center
27 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Golden Garden Park is located in Ballard, a neighbourhood in Seattle, which encompasses several hiking trails, wetlands, and beaches. It is one of the most popular parks and houses the most beautiful beach in the Northwest. The beach features a bathhouse with a restroom, a boat launch, fire pits, playground, and picnic areas, etc. With an extraordinary view of the Pudget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, visitors can also enjoy sunbathing on the sandy beach, fishing at the pier, boating, and playing volleyball.

28. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

15 km
from city center
28 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is a 57-acre park in Renton that features a swimming beach, along with an eight-lane boat launch, 900-foot pier, two restaurants in the vicinity and more. The Beach Park was originally known as the Lake Washington Beach Park as it extends over the 5400-feet shoreline of Lake Washington. The beach features picnic shelters, a playground, a fishing pier and more. Visitors can play volleyball at the sandy beachside, enjoy swimming at the beach or a take stroll at the park.

29. Myrtle Edwards Park

Myrtle Edwards Park

3 km
from city center
29 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Originally known as Eliots' Bay Park, The Myrtle Edwards Park is a 4.8-acre public park along the Eliot Bay waterfront. With a view of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, the park also features two beaches with driftwood. Running parallel to the beaches is a 1.25-mile-long trail for bicyclists, runners, dog-walkers, and pedestrians. The sandy shore of the beach is often crowded with visitors, picnicking, or watching the varied wildlife, which includes gulls, crows, eagles. Due to the freezing waters of the beach, a majority of the visitors do not prefer swimming here.

30. Matthews Beach

Matthews Beach

11 km
from city center
30 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Named after John G. Mathews, Mathews Beach is situated to the east of Lake Washington. Lifeguards circumspect, this swimming beach which has diving platforms, picnic tables, a playground, and more. There are also boat launches and a biking trail nearby for the visitors to ride their bikes or take their dog for a walk.

31. Downtown Cornerstone Church

Downtown Cornerstone Church

2 km
from city center
31 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Downtown Cornerstone church is an initiation of a handful of people who aim to create an autonomous gospel-centred church across Seattle. This idea quickly materialized, and in the year 2011, led to the establishment of the church in Downtown Seattle. Started by people of different backgrounds and cultures, the church is an open space for all, overlooking either one practices Christianity or not.

32. All Pilgrims Christian Church

All Pilgrims Christian Church

2 km
from city center
32 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Pilgrim Church was an individual entity until 2003 but later merged with First Christian church to form the All Pilgrims Christian Church. Established in 1899 and located in the Capitol area of Seattle, the All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle is a progressive faith community that welcomes all for worship and spiritual growth.

33. Grace Church

Grace Church

2 km
from city center
33 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Grace Church is a worshipping community in Capitol Hill that believes in the Christian gospel to be transformative and compelling. The church aims to create a community of authentic believers while witnessing the life-changing reality of the gospel. The church also hosts a Grace Church Kids Sunday service and a Griefshare seminar that incorporates worship through song, Bibble lessons, games, art, and craft activities to deliver the impact of faith in Christianity and solidify the Gospel message. The GriefShare service, however, aims to help a person to overcome the harsh experiences of life by helping them through the grieving process.

34. Mosaic Community Church

Mosaic Community Church

9 km
from city center
34 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Started by a small group of people, the Mosiac Community Church was established in 2005. With the passage of years, the community grew and held services at various venues including Washington, Edmond, Seattle, etc. The main agenda of the church is to build churches and spread the gospel all across the world. The church also raises funds to help the less fortunate, allowing visitors to donate through several mediums, the details of which are available on their website.

35. Bethany Community Church

Bethany Community Church

9 km
from city center
35 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Built-in the 1900s, the Bethany Community Church aims to spread the teachings of Christianity worldwide. A diverse group of individuals is a part of the church that comes together for worship and fellowship. Hundreds of volunteers and community members support the church body in countless ways through service and prayer.

36. Sedaris Church

Sedaris Church

7 km
from city center
36 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Established in 2015 and located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, the Sedaris Church is a non-denominational church. The church welcomes people from every background. The church hosts several events and classes like Christmas Eve, Advent Service, The Gospel Class, Family Member Class.

37. West Seattle Christian Church

West Seattle Christian Church

10 km
from city center
37 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The West Seattle Christian Church is a community church in the heart of Seattle which offers to teach discipleship to Jesus. Being followers of Jesus, the church is committed to racial justice and promotes the idea of anti-racism.

38. Christ Our Hope Catholic Church

Christ Our Hope Catholic Church

1 km
from city center
38 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Located in Downtown Seattle, the Christ Our Hope Catholic church welcomes all and intents to spread Christianity faith, hope, and love through their vibrant celebrations, evangelization, and outreach programs. The church has a nice community of people that makes everyone feel welcomed and at home.

39. Trinity Parish Church

Trinity Parish Church

0 km
from city center
39 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Built-in the year 1871, the Trinity Parish is one of the oldest Episcopal Church in the greater Seattle area. The church burnt down twice-once in 1889 in the Great Seatle Fire of 1889 and again in 1902. The newly placed high marble altar and stained glass windows are still part of the church’s history. Being established long ago, the community strongly believes in the ancient practices of Christianity.

40. Ballard Church

Ballard Church

9 km
from city center
40 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Ballard Church is housed in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The church welcomes all from believers to non-believers. With several services, teachings, etc., the church also offers fun activities for the kids, making learning more enjoyable.

41. Roxbury Lanes and Casino

Roxbury Lanes and Casino

10 km
from city center
41 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Roxbury Lanes and Casino encompass the finest gaming experience in the region. Visitors can visit the casino, the bowling alley, or indulge in over 50 games in the Arcade. The casino features table games from Blackjack to Four Card Poker along with poker tournaments hosted daily. Housed in the casino are some fine dining options that feature Asian and American cuisine along with a sports bar.

42. Tulalip Resort Casino

Tulalip Resort Casino

55 km
from city center
42 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

With over 2400 slot machines, 30 tables, The Tulalip Resort Casino in Seattle stretches across 200,000 square feet. A variety of table games, slots, and jackpot winners worth 5 Million every month makes it one of the popular casino in Seattle. Tulalip is said to have the largest diversity of slot machines in the region.

43. Quil Ceda Creek Casino

Quil Ceda Creek Casino

51 km
from city center
43 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Quil Ceda Creek Casino in Seattle is a small casino that features slot machines, table games, and several dining options. Despite being a small space, it gives the visitors an adrenaline rush with its varied slots and table games. There are over 1000 slots here with five dollars, penny, dollar, etc. The table games range from blackjack, roulette to Spanish 21, and more. With the best in-house entertainment including shows, live bands, pay-per-view boxing/ MMA, the casino also offers over 2.0 million in jackpots every month.

44. Nisqually Red Wind Casino

Nisqually Red Wind Casino

72 km
from city center
44 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Nisqually Red Wine Casino is filled with fun games, entertainment, and several dining options. With both smoking and non-smoking zones, the casino floor houses over 1500 slots. Visitors can play at the penny, dollar, high limit slots, or take a shot at the table games. Hosted by the best dealers in the Northwest, their table games range from Players Edge 21, roulette to lucky ladies' blackjack.

45. Snoqualmie Casino

Snoqualmie Casino

38 km
from city center
45 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Opened in 2008, the Snoqualmie Casino features over 1600 slot machines, 50 plus gaming tables along with award-winning dining options. With table games ranging from Baccarat to Roulette and Keno, visitors stand a chance to win over USD 10000 every minute. Their spectacular food cooked by award-winning chefs and live entertainment by top-tier talent every year makes it a must-visit casino in the city.

46. Muckleshoot Casino

Muckleshoot Casino

37 km
from city center
46 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Owned and operated by the Muckleshoot Indian tribe, the Muckleshoot Casino was established in the year 1995. It houses over 2500 video gaming machines in a non-smoking zone, making it the largest gaming facility in the city. Some of their games include Prowling Panther, Great Owl, Lucky three, and many more. Housed in the casino are several restaurants that offer Asian as well as American cuisines. Visitors can also hang-out at the Center Bar or the Corner Bar etc., while they take a break from their gaming.

47. Emerald Queen Casino I-5 in Tacoma

Emerald Queen Casino I-5 in Tacoma

41 km
from city center
47 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Emerald Queen Casino is a Vegas themed casino that features over 3000 video slots and tables in a non-smoking space and stretches across 31000 square feet. The facility also houses several dining restaurants, a coffee shop, and a bar. Visitors can indulge in table games ranging from Blackjack, Fortune Pai Gow, River Dragon, Golden Wins, and more. Being a gaming and entertainment space, the casino also hosts several events ( live shows) every month. Visitors can also watch a game of their favorite football team every Sunday.

48. Suquamish Clearwater Casino

Suquamish Clearwater Casino

22 km
from city center
48 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Suquamish Clearwater Casino is a non-smoking space in Seattle that features several video slot machines, table games, keno, and bingo. Some of their games include Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Buffalo Jackpots, and many more. Visitors can also earn cashback, reward points, and more with their Player's Club card. The casino has six restaurants, which include a cafe, a deli, a grill, and more. Visitors can watch their favourite sports on the casino's three 70, 90, and 252 inches giant screens.

49. The Point Casino & Hotel

The Point Casino & Hotel

31 km
from city center
49 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

Accessed by a ferry ride across the Puget Sound, The Point Casino & Hotel features several gaming options, which include slots/table games and jackpots. Some of their varied games include Empire Legacy, Jackpot Keno, Ivory King, and many more. Visitors with the players club can enjoy cashback, promotions, and other bonuses. The casino is a gaming and entertainment space as well as houses several fine restaurants. Numerous fine dining restaurants are housed here, including the center bar, little Boston Bistro, Pizza Pit Stop, etc. Visitors can also enjoy the live shows hosted here every month.

50. Little Creek Casino

Little Creek Casino

79 km
from city center
50 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Little Creek Casino is the best gaming facility in the city. The casino features a non-smoking gaming facility with slots, table games, a Poker Room, Keno, and more. With over 500 slot machines the casino offers the best electronic gaming experience. The casino offers more betting options with the classic and speciality version of blackjack along with numerous jackpots. Their acclaimed dining experiences and casino events throughout the year make it one of the most-visited casinos in the region.

51. Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

0 km
from city center
51 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The origins of the Seattle Art Museum can be traced back to the Seattle Fine Arts Society( 1905) and the Washington Arts Association ( 1906). It was opened to the public by Richard E. Fuller in 1933. The Museum operates in three facilities - the main museum in downtown Seattle; The Olympic Sculpture Park on the Central waterfront of Seattle and The SAAM ( Seattle Asian Art Museum) in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. It features around 25,000 artifacts and covers everything from Contemporary American Art, Native American works, to old European Masters, ancient Egyptian pieces to Asian artworks.

52. Museum of Pop Culture

Museum of Pop Culture

2 km
from city center
52 out of 191
places to visit in Seattle

The Museum of Pop Culture also known as the MoPop was founded by Paul Allen in 2000. It is located within the Seattle Center Campus and it houses various exhibits and organizes programs & events dedicated to the preservation and study of contemporary pop culture. The structure of the building is a unique fusion of textures and a multitude of colors. MoPop transcends time, inspiring and bringing together generations. It must-visit for those interested in art and culture.

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