Seattle Neighborhoods: Seattle Waterfront


Seattle Aquarium. 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle Waterfront, WA 98101. Phone: 206-386-4300; Fax: 206-386-4328. E-mail GPS: N 47 36.437; W 122 20.523.

The Windows on Washington Waters, a 120,000-gallon exhibit featuring a 39' x 17' viewing window, is the centerpiece of a $41 million expansion and renovation of the Seattle Aquarium. GPS: N 47 36.437; W 122 20.523.


Seattle Waterfront Arcade. 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57, Seattle Waterfront, WA 98101. Phone: 206-903-1081. E-mail


World Famous Carousel. Pier 57, Seattle Waterfront, WA 98101. Phone: 206-623-8600; Fax: 206-343-9173.

Farmer's Market

Pike Place Market. Located downtown at 1st and Pike, Seattle Waterfront, WA. Phone: 206-682-7453. E-mail

Situated just above the waterfront, the market is popular with natives tourists alike. It is a vital part of Seattle's economy, receiving more than nine million visits each year. It features about 600 businesses including farmers and merchants that offer fresh vegetables, seafood, food bars, cafes, restaurants, crafts, art work, and gifts from booths, stalls and shops, and the original Starbucks. The market was born in 1907, from citizen outrage at the high cost of produce, beginning with a handful of farmers with their wagons on Pike Place. It is the oldest continually operating farmers’ market in the USA.

Festivals and Events

Fishermen's Fall Festival. Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle Waterfront.

Maritime Festival.


The Gum Wall. Located outside the Market Theater at Pike Place Market.

The Gum Wall is a brick wall covered in several inches thick of used chewing gum. The tradition began in the 1990's. People would stick their gum on the wall as they waited for tickets. Twice the wall was scraped clean to no avail. Sometime in the late 1990's The Gum Wall was deemed a tourist attraction.

Museums and Exhibits

Coast Guard Museum Northwest. 1519 Alaska Way South, Pier 36, Seattle Waterfront, WA 98134. Phone: 206-217-6993.

Giant Shoe Museum at Pike Place Market.
Coin-operated museum displaying about 20 giant shoes dating from the 1890s to the 1950s.

Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center

Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center. 2205 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle Waterfront, WA 98121. Phone: 206-374-4000; Fax: 206-374-4002. E-mail GPS: N 47 36.666; W122 20.925.

Parks and Gardens

Victor Steinbrueck Park. 1600 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Phone: 206-684-4075. GPS: N 47 36.555; W 122 20.517.

Waterfront Park. 1407 Alaskan Way. Seattle, WA 98101. Phone: 206-684-4075. GPS: N 47 36.411; W 122 20.483.

Performing Arts

Highway 99 Blues Club. 1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101. Phone: 206-382-2171. E-mail

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