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Seattle, Washington

Harry Partch's Musical Instruments

A collection of odd-shaped and quirky sounding instruments handmade by a midcentury inventor-composer.
Seattle, Washington

Book Arts & Rare Book Collections

Peruse rare tomes like poetry bound in pearls or books with branches and berries growing out of their spines.
Seattle, Washington

James Turrell Skyspace

An enclosed rotunda at the Henry Art Gallery in which viewers can look up and see the uninterrupted sky.
Seattle, Washington

Montlake Spite House

This tiny home built on revenge appears to be scarcely wider than a Volkswagen.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Shanghai Tunnels

The seamy, underground secrets of Portland's criminal past.
Seattle, Washington

Conor Byrne Pub

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

Zayda Buddy's Pizza

A "Minnesota-style" pizza parlor in the Scandinavian heart of Seattle.
Seattle, Washington

Amazon Spheres

The tech giant built three enormous glass orbs in Seattle so employees could work inside a rainforest greenhouse.
Seattle, Washington

Plymouth Pillars Park

The four tall pillars once marked the entrance of the historic Seattle church that fought for women's suffrage and civil rights.
Seattle, Washington

Belfry Oddities

A Seattle oddities shop brimming with Victorian-era gems and antique curio.
Seattle, Washington

A Sound Garden

A huge musical sculpture and other art installations on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grounds.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle's Official Bad Art Museum of Art

Seattle's own bad art museum located inside Cafe Racer.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Bridge

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

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Sip & Ship

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

J.P. Patches Statue

Leave a button on the jacket of this iconic Seattle clown.
Seattle, Washington

"Henry" Murals

Seattle’s Whimsical Mural Master.
Seattle, Washington

Carnegie Public Library

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

Phinney Park Air Raid Tower

This Cold War siren is one off the last of its kind still standing with its immensely powerful original horn.
Seattle, Washington

Egan's Ballard Jam House

This jazz venue welcomes performers nightly and students daily.
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

East Kong Yick Building at the Wing Luke Museum

A piece of Seattle’s historic Chinatown preserved inside a modern museum.
Seattle, Washington

Red Mill Totem House

Keeping Ballard's heritage alive with delicious, lightly battered Alaskan wild cod.