Seattle Waterfront Photo Gallery

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    Ye Olde Curiosity Shop at Pier 54 on Seattle's Waterfront

    Ye Olde Curiosity Shop at Pier 54 on Seattle's Waterfront
    Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, located at Pier 54 on Seattle's Waterfront, is a tourist icon of the city. The shop offers a variety of strange and often creepy exhibits as well as an abundance of tourist goods and souvenirs. © Angela M. Brown (2008)

    Seattle's downtown waterfront overlooks Elliott Bay and West Seattle. In the distance, there's the Olympic Mountains. Visitors enjoy strolling along Seattle's waterfront, checking out the cruise and ferry terminals as well as the shops, restaurants, parks, and attractions. These photos feature the highlights of what you'll see and experience at Seattle's downtown waterfront.

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    Pier 54 and Ivar's Acres of Clams in Seattle

    Pier 54 and Ivar's Acres of Clams in Seattle
    Seattle's Pier 54 is home to the iconic Ivar's Acres of Clams seafood restaurant and Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, as well as other shops and eating places. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Pier 56 on Seattle's Waterfront

    Pier 56 on Seattle's Waterfront
    Pier 56 on Seattle's Waterfront is home to a number of restaurants and businesses including Elliott's Oyster House, Simply Seattle, and Steamer's Seafood Cafe. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Fountains at Entrance to the Seattle Aquarium

    Fountains at Entrance to the Seattle Aquarium
    Fountains at Entrance to the Seattle Aquarium. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Window on Washington Waters Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium

    Window on Washington Waters Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium
    Window on Washington Waters Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Adorable Sea Otters at the Seattle Aquarium

    Adorable Sea Otters at the Seattle Aquarium
    Adorable Sea Otters at the Seattle Aquarium. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Touch Pool at the Seattle Aquarium

    Touch Pool at the Seattle Aquarium
    The touch pool exhibits at the Seattle Aquarium allow you to get an up close view and feel of such sea creatures as stars and anemones. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Downtown Dock for Argosy Cruises in Seattle

    Downtown Dock for Argosy Cruises in Seattle
    Argosy Cruises offers a variety of cruise opportunities, including dinner cruises, sightseeing excursions, and holiday cruises. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Miner's Landing at Pier 57 in Seattle

    Miner's Landing at Pier 57 in Seattle
    In addition to some kid-friendly attractions and shops, Seattle's Pier 57 is home to several great seafood eateries, including The Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar and The Crab Pot. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Seattle Waterfront Park

    Seattle Waterfront Park
    Located just south of the Seattle Aquarium, this Seattle city park offers great places to sit and take in the views of Elliott Bay, West Seattle, the downtown skyline, and the Olympic Mountains. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal in Seattle

    Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal in Seattle
    The Bell Street Pier (Pier 66) Cruise Terminal in Seattle serves the Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise lines. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    The Edgewater Hotel on Seattle's Waterfront

    The Edgewater Hotel on Seattle's Waterfront
    The Edgewater Hotel on Seattle's Waterfront. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Harbor Steps in Downtown Seattle

    Harbor Steps in Downtown Seattle
    The Harbor Steps, located just south of Pike Place Market, connect pedestrians from downtown Seattle to the Seattle waterfront. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Entrance to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle

    Entrance to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle
    Entrance to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Curiosities Inside the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle

    Curiosities Inside the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle
    The exhibits of "curiosities" inside of Seattle's Ye Olde Curiosity Shop include all kinds of unusual things, including Sylvester the Mummy, a two-headed calf, shrunken heads, and whale bones. The shop sells local souvenirs and novelty items. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Entryway at Pier 57 in Seattle

    Entryway at Pier 57 in Seattle
    The entrance to Pier 57 - also known as Miner's Landing - on Seattle's Waterfront. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Carousel and Arcade at Pier 57 in Seattle

    Carousel and Arcade at Pier 57 in Seattle
    Pier 57 is a particularly family-friendly location, home to not only this carousel and arcade, but a pirate shop and the Alaska Sourdough Bakery. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center in Seattle

    Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center in Seattle
    Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center in Seattle (no longer in operation). © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle

    Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle
    Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Pedestrian Path to Myrtle Edwards Park on Seattle's Waterfront

    Pedestrian Path to Myrtle Edwards Park on Seattle's Waterfront
    Pedestrian Path to Myrtle Edwards Park on Seattle's Waterfront. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    River Otter Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium

    River Otter Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium
    River Otter Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Colorful Sea Stars at the Seattle Aquarium

    Colorful Sea Stars at the Seattle Aquarium
    Colorful Sea Stars at the Seattle Aquarium. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Under Water View of Puget Sound Salmon at the Seattle Aquarium

    Under Water View of Puget Sound Salmon at the Seattle Aquarium
    Under Water View of Puget Sound Salmon at the Seattle Aquarium. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Seal Exhibit at Seattle Aquarium

    Seal Exhibit at Seattle Aquarium
    Seal Exhibit at Seattle Aquarium. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Condos Along Seattle's Downtown Waterfront

    Condos Along Seattle's Downtown Waterfront
    Condos Along Seattle's Downtown Waterfront. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel
    Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel, which is convenient to the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, the Pier 66 Cruise Terminal, and Pike Place Market. © Angela M. Brown (2008)
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    Elevator Connecting Seattle Waterfront to Downtown Seattle

    Elevator Connecting Seattle Waterfront to Downtown Seattle
    Located just south of the Seattle Waterfront Marriott, this elevator connects the Seattle Waterfront to the north edge of the Pike Place Market. A great option if you have a stroller, wheelchair, or just want to avoid a lot of steep steps and hill. © Angela M. Brown (2008)