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The Space Needle
This 605 foot Seattle landmark was built for the 1962 World's Fair. At the time, it represented the hope the city had for being a leader in technology and science. Take the 41 second elevator ride up 520 feet to the observation deck to see views of the whole city. On the observation deck there are displays that will help you recognize different landmarks around the city and beyond. Mount Gainer, the Cascade Mountains, the Olympic Mountains and the waters of Lake Union and Elliot Bay are all in clear view from the high powered telescopes on the deck.
Pike Place Market
Located on a steep hill above Elliott Bay, the Pike Place Market opened August 17, 1907. It originally opened as a spot where customers could buy directly from the farmers in the local area. Today it is still a popular spot for more than 200 small local businesses, 190 craftspeople and 120 farmer booths to sell their products. The market offers flowers by the bucketful, fresh fish and meats, pastries and fruit, handmade cheeses, local honey, eateries, collectibles and much more. The market is also famous for the fishmongers who throw huge fish to each other! This is a great place to gather items for a picnic and taste a bit of the Pacific Northwest.
The Museum of Flight
This air and space museum located next to Boeing Field has an amazing collection of all things that fly! It is home to America's first jet Air Force One; the original 737; a Boeing 727; the mach 3 Blackbird spy plane; the very first 747; a Concorde jet; and an original aircraft from the days of the Wright Brothers. The 58,000 square-foot Personal Courage Wing teaches tales of courage through hands on exhibits and a collection of 28 World War I and World War II fighter planes. The Great Gallery, a six-story tall glass and steel structure, has more than 20 full-size aircrafts hanging from the ceiling. Fly a F-18 Hornet, sit in a hang gliding harness, pilot an Apollo lunar lander or bring the Space Shuttle home after a mission orbiting the Earth. Visit the air traffic control tour overlooking the real Boeing Field and listen over the speakers to real pilots talking to the control tower. Don't forget to tour the two story Red Barn, the original factory of the Boeing Airplane Company.