If you’re heading to Seattle as part of a longer vacation or just for a weekend break, your first thoughts probably turn to the Space Needle. However, the city has far more for visitors to experience. Here are some of the more unusual attractions you’ll find there.
Expect the unexpected
Many tourists staying in the city’s vacation rentals head to Pike Place Market on the waterfront, but you can do more than just pick up souvenirs here. The Post Alley Gum Wall is one of the strangest attractions; it’s a wall covered in other people’s used chewing gum! You can also meet here to join the Market Ghost Tour.
Get out on the water
You can enter the Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union for free and learn more about the area’s history and explore the exhibits. There are a number of classes, workshops and family activities throughout the year, some of which have a charge or donation attached. You’ll also have the opportunity to rent a classic wooden boat and go out on the water or take part in one of the free public sailings on Sundays.
Explore a strange park
If you’re looking for an extremely strange experience while you’re in Seattle, you should head to the Gas Works Park. The thing that sets this park apart is the fact that it still uses elements of the gas plant that was originally there. Some of the buildings gave been developed into accessible areas, while others are now sectioned off and remain as modern sculptures.