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Seattle, Washington

Hat 'n' Boots

Seattle's super-sized cowboy apparel once belonged to a themed gas station that wrangled in herds of tourists.
Seattle, Washington

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens

A young botanist's horticultural vision realized through a lifetime of planting, tending, and collecting seeds.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle's Giant Sequoia Tree

This grand old 80-foot sequoia towers above the buildings in the city’s retail center.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Center Armory

A community gathering place that once housed half-ton tanks and the World's Fair.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Bridge

Granting the right of way to ships over surface traffic since 1917.
Seattle, Washington

Edith Macefield's House

The tale of a strong-willed woman who stood her ground when the the commercial world came rumbling in.
Seattle, Washington

Conor Byrne Pub

One of the oldest continually operating drinking establishments west of the Mississippi.
Seattle, Washington

Hale's Palladium

A brewery warehouse which doubles as a circus bigtop.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Terminal Railroad

The spur that wouldn’t die.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Centennial Bell Tower

A 1,000 pound brass bell commemorates a time when this small maritime neighborhood was actually its own separate city.
Seattle, Washington

Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop

This Seattle store is packed with all sorts of curious creatures and creations.
Seattle, Washington

Dandelion Botanical Company

Essence of hound's tongue and tincture of bloodroot are just the tip of the herbalist iceberg at this beautiful, impressively-stocked apothecary.
Seattle, Washington

Bergen Place Park and Mural

A commemorative mural in this tiny Ballard park honors the neighborhood's rich Scandinavian ties, particularly with Seattle's Norwegian sister city Bergen.
Seattle, Washington

Full Tilt Ice Cream and Pinball Arcade

An ice cream parlor chain that caters to vegans and pinball fans equally.
Seattle, Washington

"Henry" Murals

Seattle’s Whimsical Mural Master.
Seattle, Washington

Majestic Bay Theatre

Continuing a tradition of movie magic on the site of America’s oldest continually operating movie theatre.
Seattle, Washington

Hi-Life / Fire Station No. 18

Seasonal, Pacific Northwest cuisine served in a 101 year old firehouse.
Seattle, Washington

Carnegie Public Library

Always a new use for this old building.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Sip & Ship

Offering an enjoyable alternative to the standard hellacious post office trip.
Seattle, Washington

Rubber Chicken Museum

The flock of plastic poultry is an ode to the classic comedy staple.
Seattle, Washington

The Wall of Death

A "sinister, whimsical, tacky, and really orange" public art installation hidden under a Seattle bridge.
Clyde Hill, Washington

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

The longest and widest floating bridge in the world.
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

What's that on the side of that building? Va Va Voom, it's Bettie!
Granite Falls, Washington

Big Four Ice Caves

Cave carved out of a huge snow drift collapsed killing one and injuring five in July 2015.