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Pioneer Square, Seattle

#5 of 12 in Historic Sites in Seattle
Neighborhood · Shopping
Explore the historic heart of Seattle, admire the architecture, and experience the art scene and nightlife at Pioneer Square. The neighborhood is located on the spot where the city's founders settled more than 150 years ago. The majority of the area's buildings originated during the late 19th century. Today they house a selection of art galleries, restaurants, bars, shops, and clubs. You can also visit several museums that tell the story of the area's history. Underground tours and ghost tours let you see the neighborhood from a different perspective. Book a Segway tour for something totally different. With our international travel planner, Seattle attractions like Pioneer Square can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This tiny park is now filled with homeless tents. The ironwork of the gazebo / arbor is still beautiful, but it's hard to admire it now. This was Seattle's 1st neighborhood, and it's still filled...  more »
  • This is a heavily populated homeless encampment. Most of the area was occupied by tents. We did see one of the two totem poles. Don’t go here.  more »

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