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Pioneer Square

Address: Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)
Phone Number: 206-667-0687
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Ranked #95 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.
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Gainesville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I give this "3 stars" but I was with a tour guide, so please keep that in mind. I think it's worth seeing for the history of the Seattle area, but if I was not with a guide I honestly wouldn't know what to look out for and see. If you have an extended stay in Seattle it's worth coming... More 

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Sooke, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Seattle has lots of history and this area is a good representative of that. Did not get the chance to see the underground tour, but, above ground had interesting shops, cafes and attractions.

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Reading, PA
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336 attraction reviews
3,297 helpful votes 3,297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Pioneer square itself is a nice square. Surrounding it are historical buildings from the late 1800's and early 1900's, which are interesting. Unfortunately, there is a very large homeless population in this area, which is sad to see. However, I encountered some very aggressive panhandlers who did not want to take "no" for an answer, which did not make for... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit and we were still disappointed in the area. The first time we visited during the day. This time we were there at night for a Spooked in Seattle Tour. The area was a little run down and not a place that I would be proud to point out as a famous historic area. We had... More 

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United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our hotel was near Pioneer Square. Good walking area. Lots of interesting galleries and shops and cafes around the Square, plus an information booth with maps. Historical buildings. The only complaint was the large number of bold panhandlers in the area.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to Pioneer Square to do the underground tour and eat. Not much seemed to be happening. Pioneer Square seemed to be a small triangle (random right?) of grass with some shops around. None of the shops peaked our interest so we didn't stay long. Can't say it's a must see if I was visiting the city.

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Vacaville, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were here on a Monday afternoon, it was quiet and not much activity. We had hoped to stay longer but got bored and left.

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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was traveling to Seattle by myself during may and as i was a young 19 year old girl, alone, i felt this place was so uncomfortable. Walking through here after a baseball game i stayed as close as possible to a family or a couple as i could so i wouldn't be alone. Don't get me wrong it looks... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Really enjoyed walking around Seattle's charming historic district. Good to pay attention though as some blocks are a little seedy.

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Vancouver, Canada
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110 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was just kind of an area of grass with a Totem Pole? I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be looking for, and then I realized I was standing in the square. There's a few things around here, but really nothing special. I was in the area to do the Underground Tour, so I checked it out but... More 

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