Monuments and Landmarks in Seattle (Washington)

Central Waterfront, Seattle
  • Central Waterfront, Seattle

    The Central Waterfront of Seattle, in the state of Washington, US, is the most urbanized portion of the Elliott Bay shore. It runs from the Pioneer Square shore roughly northwest past Downtown Seattle and Belltown, ending at the Broad Street site of the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Central Waterfront was once the hub of Seattle's maritime activity. Since the construction of a container port to its south in the 1960s, the area has increasingly been converted to recreational and retail uses. ...
  • Kingdome

    The Kingdome (officially King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium) was a multi-purpose stadium in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood. Owned and operated by King County, the Kingdome opened in 1976 and was best known as the home stadium of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL), the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB), and the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The stadium served as both the home outdoor and indoor venue for the Seattle Sounders of the ...
CenturyLink Field
  • CenturyLink Field

    CenturyLink Field is a multi-purpose stadium located in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the home field for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL) and Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). Originally called Seahawks Stadium, it became Qwest Field in June 2004, when telecommunications carrier Qwest acquired the naming rights. It received its current name in June 2011 after Qwest's acquisition by CenturyLink. It is a modern facility with views of the Downtown Seattle skyline ...
Doppler (building)
  • Doppler (building)

    Doppler, also known as Amazon Tower I, and Rufus 2.0 Block 14, is a 524-foot-tall (160 m) office building in Seattle, Washington that houses the corporate headquarters of It is part of the three-tower campus that Amazon is developing in the Denny Triangle neighborhood, located at the intersection of Westlake Avenue and 7th Avenue near the Westlake Center and McGraw Square. The tower houses 3,800 employees. The tower's name, Doppler, refers to the internal codename of the Amazon Echo ...
Safeco Field
  • Safeco Field

    Safeco Field (sometimes referred to as just The Safe) is a retractable roof baseball park located in Seattle, Washington. However, unlike other retractable roof stadiums, Safeco Field has what is called a "retractable umbrella". This is because when the roof is closed, the stadium is still open on the sides to the outside weather, so the Mariners can play outdoor baseball even in the rain. There is no need for heating or air-conditioning because it is just like an outdoor ...
Day 1 (building)
  • Day 1 (building)

    Day 1, also known as Amazon Tower II and Rufus 2.0 Block 19, is a 521-foot-tall (159 m) office building in Seattle, Washington located at the intersection of Lenora Street and 7th Avenue. It is part of the three-tower complex that serves as the headquarters of Amazon in the Denny Triangle neighborhood. The name "Day 1" previously belonged to two buildings on Amazon's South Lake Union campus but both structures have since been renamed. The building's east facade features a ...
Amazon Go
  • Amazon Go

    Amazon Go is a grocery store operated by the online retailer Amazon, with currently one location in Seattle, Washington. It is partially-automated, with customers able to purchase products without using a cashier or checkout station. The first store, located in the company's Day 1 building, opened to employees on December 5, 2016, and to the public on January 22, 2018. The store has prepared foods, meal kits, limited groceries, and liquor available for purchase.
Port of Seattle
  • Port of Seattle

    The Port of Seattle is a government agency that runs Seattle's seaport and airport. The Port has its own police department, fire department, and a portfolio of industrial and commercial real estate including the World Trade Center Seattle. Its creation was approved by the voters of King County, Washington, on September 5, 1911, and authorized by the Port District Act. It is run by an elected five-member commission whose terms run four years. Generating over 200,000 jobs and $20 billion ...
Space Needle
  • Space Needle

    The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and an icon of Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors, when nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators. Once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, it is 605 ft (184 m) high, 138 ft (42 m) wide, and weighs 9,550 tons. It is built to withstand winds of up ...
Capitol Hill (Seattle)
  • Capitol Hill (Seattle)

    Capitol Hill is a densely populated residential district in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is one of the city's most prominent nightlife and entertainment districts and is the center of the city's LGBT and counterculture communities.
Century 21 Exposition
  • Century 21 Exposition

    The Century 21 Exposition (also known as the Seattle World's Fair) was a world's fair held April 21, 1962, to October 21, 1962, in Seattle, Washington. Nearly 10 million people attended the fair. Unlike some other world's fairs of its era, Century 21 made a profit. As planned, the exposition left behind a fairground and numerous public buildings and public works; some credit it with revitalizing Seattle's economic and cultural life (see History of Seattle since 1940). The fair saw the ...
Seattle Center
  • Seattle Center

    Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, the 74-acre (30 ha) Seattle Center is an arts, educational, tourism and entertainment center in Seattle. Its landmark feature is the 605-foot (184 m) tall Space Needle, a now-iconic building that was, at its completion, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Seattle Center is located just north of Belltown in the Uptown neighborhood.
  • KeyArena

    KeyArena (formerly Washington State Pavilion, Washington State Coliseum and Seattle Center Coliseum) is a multi-purpose arena in Seattle. It is located north of downtown in the 74-acre (300,000 m2) entertainment complex known as Seattle Center, the site of the 1962 World's Fair, the Century 21 Exposition. It is used for entertainment purposes, such as concerts, ice shows, circuses, and sporting events. It has a seating capacity of 17,072 for basketball games, 15,177 for ice hockey games and ice shows, 16,641 for ...
Elliott Bay
  • Elliott Bay

    Elliott Bay is a part of the Central Basin region of Puget Sound in the U.S. state of Washington that extends southeastward between West Point in the north and Alki Point in the south. Seattle was founded on this body of water in the 1850s and has since grown to encompass it completely. The waterway it provides to the Pacific Ocean has served as a key element of the city's economy, enabling the Port of Seattle to become one of ...

    KING-TV, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 48), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Seattle, Washington, United States and also serving Tacoma. The station is owned by Tegna, Inc., as part of a duopoly with Everett-licensed independent station KONG (channel 16). The two stations share offices and studios at the Home Plate Center in the SoDo district of Seattle; KING-TV's transmitter is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. KING-TV is one of five Seattle television stations that are ...
Woodland Park Zoo
  • Woodland Park Zoo

    5500 Phinney Ave N 98103 Seattle WA United States
    Woodland Park Zoo welcomes more than one million annual visitors to explore the natural world, inspiring conservation at home and around the planet.
Pacific Science Center
  • Pacific Science Center

    The Pacific Science Center is a science museum located in Seattle, Washington and designed by Minoru Yamasaki for the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle.
  • KSTW

    KSTW, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a CW owned-and-operated station television station serving Seattle, Washington, United States that is licensed to Tacoma. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation. KSTW's studios are located on Dexter Avenue in Seattle's Westlake neighborhood, and its transmitter is located on Capitol Hill east of downtown. KSTW is available on cable television to Canadian customers in southwestern British Columbia on numerous cable providers such as Shaw Cable and ...
Sick's Stadium
  • Sick's Stadium

    Sick's Stadium, also known as Sick's Seattle Stadium and later as Sicks' Stadium, was a baseball stadium in the northwest United States in Seattle, Washington. It was located in Rainier Valley, on the NE corner of S. McClellan Street and Rainier Avenue S. The longtime home of the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League, it hosted the Seattle Pilots during their only major league season in 1969. The site was previously the location of Dugdale Field, a 1913 ballpark that ...
Seattle Center Monorail
  • Seattle Center Monorail

    370 Thomas St Ste 200 98109 Seattle WA United States
    Fast. Direct. Historic. The Seattle Center Monorail is an icon of Seattle - it was built in 1962 for the World's Fair in Seattle. We carry 2 million passengers per year. There are two monorail trains: red train and blue train. Each train can carry up to 200 passengers per train. The train departs approximately every 10 minutes. Please visit our website for more information and access to our online group ticketing form. Website:
Memorial Stadium (Seattle)
  • Memorial Stadium (Seattle)

    Memorial Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium in Seattle, Washington, used mostly for American football, ultimate and soccer, located in the northeast corner of the Seattle Center grounds. It has a seating capacity of 12,000; this was temporarily expanded to 17,000 during 1974–75, while the Seattle Sounders, of the North American Soccer League, played at Memorial Stadium, before moving to the newly constructed Kingdome. Similarly, an A-League reincarnation of the Sounders franchise played at Memorial Stadium, before moving to Qwest/CenturyLink ...
Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Olympic Sculpture Park

    2901 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98121 United States
    The Olympic Sculpture Park is an open and vibrant green space for art, which gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.
Lake Union
  • Lake Union

    Lake Union is a freshwater lake entirely within the Seattle, Washington city limits and a major portion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Its easternmost point is the Ship Canal Bridge, which carries Interstate 5 over the eastern arm of the lake and separates Lake Union from Portage Bay. Lake Union is the namesake of the neighborhoods located on its east and west shores: Eastlake and Westlake, respectively. The northern shore of the lake is home to Gas Works Park. ...
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle is a Latin Metropolitan archdiocese of the Catholic Church, in the U.S. state of Washington. Headquartered in Seattle, the archdiocese encompasses all counties in the state west of the Cascade Range. Its present archbishop is J. Peter Sartain. Its cathedral of the archiepiscopal see is St. James Cathedral in Seattle, and the former cathedral is the Proto-cathedral of St. James the Greater, in Vancouver, Washington. The archdiocese succeeded to the Diocese of Nesqually headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, ...
Duwamish River
  • Duwamish River

    The Duwamish River is the name of the lower 12 miles (19 km) of Washington state's Green River. Its industrialized estuary is known as the Duwamish Waterway.
Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
The Fremont Troll
St. James Cathedral (Seattle)
  • St. James Cathedral (Seattle)

    St. James Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral church located at 804 Ninth Avenue in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Seattle and the seat of its archbishop, currently J. Peter Sartain. The cathedral is named for St. James the Greater, patron saint of the archdiocese, and is the third church in the territory presently known as the Archdiocese of Seattle to bear the name. The need for a ...
Hyatt Regency Seattle
  • Hyatt Regency Seattle

    Hyatt Regency Seattle, also known as 808 Howell Street and 8th & Howell, is a high-rise hotel in the Denny Triangle neighborhood of Seattle, Washington that is currently under construction. The 45-story hotel, operated by Hyatt, will have 1,260 hotel rooms, becoming the largest hotel in the city when it opens in 2018; it will also have 105,000 square feet (9,800 m2) of meeting and event space, as well as two ballrooms and a lounge.
Smith Tower
  • Smith Tower

    500 2nd Ave 98104 Seattle WA United States
    Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new exhibits that take you on a journey through the past one hundred years. Make your way to the top of the tower for an amazing vantage point from the Observatory, including an open-air deck that will give you 360-degree views of Seattle and beyond. Then take a moment to indulge in a Prohibition-inspired craft cocktails and shareable plates with a group of friends or your loved ones. ...
Westlake station (Sound Transit)
  • Westlake station (Sound Transit)

    Westlake is a light rail and bus station that is part of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel in Seattle, Washington. The station serves Pine Street between 3rd and 6th avenues in Downtown Seattle, near Westlake Center and Westlake Park. It is served by the Central Link, part of Sound Transit's Link light rail system, as well as buses from King County Metro and Sound Transit Express. The station is also connected above ground by buses, the South Lake Union Streetcar, ...
Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Aquarium

    The Seattle Aquarium is a public aquarium opened in 1977 and located on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Gas Works Park
  • Gas Works Park

    2101 N Northlake Way 98103 Seattle WA United States
    Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington, is a 19.1acre public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant, located on the north shore of Lake Union at the south end of the Wallingford neighborhood. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 2, 2013, more than a decade after being nominated.Gas Works park contains remnants of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the United States. The plant operated from ...
International District/Chinatown station
  • International District/Chinatown station

    International District/Chinatown is a light rail and bus station that is part of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel in Seattle, Washington. The station is located at the tunnel's south end, at 5th Avenue South and South Jackson Street in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood. It is served by the Central Link, part of Sound Transit's Link light rail system, as well as buses from King County Metro and Sound Transit Express. The station is located adjacent to Sound Transit headquarters at ...
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
Fairmont Olympic Hotel (Seattle)
  • Fairmont Olympic Hotel (Seattle)

    The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, originally The Olympic Hotel, is a historic hotel in downtown Seattle, Washington. It was built on the original site of the University of Washington's first campus. The hotel opened in 1924, and in 1979, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Pioneer Square station
  • Pioneer Square station

    Pioneer Square is a light rail and bus station that is part of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel in Seattle, Washington. The station is located under 3rd Avenue at James Street, between University Street and International District/Chinatown stations. It is served by the Central Link, part of Sound Transit's Link light rail system, as well as buses from King County Metro and Sound Transit Express. The station also provides a connection to Colman Dock, a major ferry terminal serving areas ...
Colman Dock
  • Colman Dock

    Colman Dock, also called Pier 52, is an important ferry terminal in Seattle, Washington. The original pier is no longer in existence, but the terminal, now used by the Washington State Ferry system, is still called "Colman Dock".
  • Arrivé

    Arrivé ( ah-ree-VAY) is a 440-foot (130 m), 41-story skyscraper in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, that began construction in April 2015. The $190 million project, originally named Potala Tower after the Potala Palace in Tibet, was designed by Weber Thompson and consists of 342 apartments and a 142-room hotel. It was financed partially by Chinese nationals through the EB-5 visa program and is scheduled to be completed in January 2019. Construction was put on hold in August 2015, when ...
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Seattle)
  • St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Seattle)

    Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church is a church in Seattle, Washington. It is part of the Greek Orthodox metropolis or diocese of San Francisco, within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. It is Seattle's oldest Greek Orthodox congregation. The present St. Demetrios Church in the Montlake neighborhood (completed in 1962) was designed by Paul Thiry, one of the principal architects of the Century 21 Exposition Seattle's World's Fair that same year and of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), formally ...
Panama Hotel (Seattle)
  • Panama Hotel (Seattle)

    The Panama Hotel in Seattle, Washington's International District was built in 1910. The hotel was built by the first Japanese-American architect in Seattle, Sabro Ozasa, and contains the last remaining Japanese bathhouse (sento) in the United States. The Panama Hotel was essential to the Japanese community, the building housed businesses, a bathhouse, sleeping quarters for residents and visitors, and restaurants. Since 1985 the Panama Hotel has been owned by Jan Johnson. Johnson, the third owner of the Panama Hotel has ...
ACT Theatre
  • ACT Theatre

    ACT Theatre (originally A Contemporary Theatre) is a regional, non-profit theatre organization in Seattle, Washington, USA. Gregory A. Falls (1922–1997) founded ACT in 1965 and served as its first Artistic director; at the time ACT was founded he was also head of the Drama Department at the University of Washington. Falls was identified with the theatrical avant garde of the time, and founded ACT because he saw the Seattle Repertory Theatre as too specifically devoted to classics.
Beacon Hill station (Sound Transit)
  • Beacon Hill station (Sound Transit)

    Beacon Hill is a light rail station located in Seattle, Washington. It is situated between the Mount Baker and SODO stations on the Central Link line, which runs from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to Downtown Seattle and the University of Washington as part of the Link light rail system. The station is located 160 feet (49 m) under the southeast corner of Beacon Avenue South and South Lander Street in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. Beacon Hill Station was first proposed in 1998 ...
Beacon Food Forest
  • Beacon Food Forest

    Beacon Food Forest is a 7-acre food forest in development adjacent to Jefferson Park on Beacon Hill in Seattle, Washington in the vicinity of 15th Ave South and South Dakota. By the design of the project, and as the area is on public land, food in the edible forest section of the project will be available freely to those visiting the park. The project also has more traditional private allotments, similar to those in other local P-Patch gardens. As the area ...
F5 Tower
  • F5 Tower

    F5 Tower (previously The Mark and Fifth and Columbia Tower) is a 660-foot (200 m) skyscraper that is under construction in Downtown Seattle, Washington. It will consist of 44 floors and be completed in late August or early September 2017. When completed, it will be the fifth-tallest building in Seattle, and the tallest building completed since 1990. The tower will consist of 516,000 square feet (47,900 m2) of office space leased entirely by F5 Networks and a 189-room luxury hotel operated ...
Denny Regrade, Seattle
  • Denny Regrade, Seattle

    The Denny Regrade is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, USA, that stretches north of the central business district to the grounds of Seattle Center. Its generally flat terrain was originally a steep hill, taken down as part of a mammoth construction project in the first decades of the 20th century. The neighborhood is named after that project. The northeastern portion of the Denny Regrade is sometimes known as the Denny Triangle, a term that has gained currency as this neighborhood ...
  • SkyCity

    SkyCity, originally known as the Eye of the Needle, is a revolving restaurant and bar situated atop the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. It features a 14-foot-deep (4.3 m) carousel (or ring-shaped) dining floor on which sit patrons' tables, chairs, and dining booths. The floor revolves on a track and wheel system, which weighs roughly 125 tons, at a rate of one revolution every 47 minutes. It is the oldest operating revolving restaurant in the world. The restaurant was designed by ...
The Great Gum Wall of Seattle
Volunteer Park