Seattle Neighborhoods: Ballard

Discover all of the wonderful attractions Ballard has to offer such as the Nordic Heritage Museum and unique art galleries. Take in stunning waterfront scenery at Golden Garden Park or the historic Chittenden Locks. Explore this page to find what to see in this Seattle neighborhood brimming with Scandinavian culture.


Art and Art Galleries

Annie's Art and Frame. 2212 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Phone: 206-784-4761.

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA). 6413 Seaview Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107. Phone: 206-728-1980. E-mail

La Tienda. 2050 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Phone: 206-297-3605. E-mail

RP Art. 2442 NW Market Street #157, Seattle, WA 98107. Phone: 206-789-7454. E-mail

Wonderful Union. 2221 NW 56th Street, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98107. Phone: 206-789-1293; Fax: 206-297-7011. E-mail

Ballard Farmers MarketFarmers Market

Ballard Farmers Market
Located on Ballard Avenue NW between Vernon Place NW and 22nd Avenue NW, the market is open on Sundays year-round with all the fresh food, cooking demos, entertainment and more.

Historic Sites

Ballard Avenue Historic District
Ballard Avenue reveals this neighborhoods Scandinavian heritage as well as the industrial growth. Most of the buildings span the full length of the northwest portion of the Avenue and are open to the public.


Majestic Bay Theater. 2044 NW Market Street, Ballard, WA 98107. Phone: 206-781-2229.

Museums and Exhibits

Nordic Heritage Museum. 3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle, WA 98117. Phone: 206-789-5707. E-mail

Nordic Heritage Museum in parade

Parks and Gardens

Golden Gardens Park. 8498 Seaview Place NW, Seattle, WA. Phone: 206-684-4075.

Golden Gardens provides stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, a short loop trail, hikes through forest trails and along the rugged coastline, 2 wetlands, fishing from a pier, sandy beaches and an off-leash dog park.

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
The Lake Washington Ship Canal connects Lake Washington to the Puget Sound. The passage is made possible via the locks, built in 1911 and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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