Menempati sebuah isthmus yang sempit antara Puget Sound dan Lake Washington, Seattle adalah kota yang indah dengan berbagai macam kegiatan yang pasti akan menyenangkan para pelancong. Kota yang sadar lingkungan ini menawarkan banyak jalur untuk bersepeda dan kebun binatang kelas dunia yang menampilkan hewan-hewan di habitat asli mereka. Dan jangan lupa tim olahraga profesional pemenang penghargaan, banyak galeri seni, dan restoran yang menghadap ke air. Berikut ini beberapa tempat wisata paling populer di Seattle.
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Contemporary pop culture stars at EMP Museum, which combines music and sci-fi into a most unique experience. Founded in 2000 by Paul Allen, Microsoft’s co-founder, the museum offers battle of the band competitions, film festivals and changing exhibits that frequently go on the road, around the United States and around the world. Touches of fantasy and horror, as well as video games and science fiction literature can be found throughout the museum. The EMP includes hands-on activities, rare artifacts from the pop music world and a sculpture made from more than 500 guitars.
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are a beehive of activity on hot days as boats of all types transfer from the salty Puget Sound to the freshwater lakes of Washington and Union. Known locally as the Ballard Locks for the Seattle neighborhood they’re found in, the locks were named after Hiram Chittenden, a major with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer in the early 1900s – the locks opened in 1917. The facility also includes the Carl English Botanical Garden and fish ladders. Because the locks are popular with locals who like to watch boats go through the locks, parking can be difficult to find on summer weekends.
Museum Of Flight
The Museum of Flight is the largest private air and space museum in the world. The museum is home to vintage planes, planes that have flown in wars, a retired Air Force One jet, and a space shuttle exhibit. Located at King County International Airport, known locally as Boeing field, the museum features an interactive air traffic control tower exhibit. Other planes on display include a replica of the Lockheed Electra Amelia Earhart flew on her last flight, a British Airways Concorde, and a World War I fighter plane.