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Pioneer Square

Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
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Ranked #115 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I live 5 blocks from there.Whenever I want people watch or just to chill having a Starbucks coffee, this is the place !

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Dallas, Texas
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468 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We walked around this area a couple of times on our recent visit. Being honest it's nothing too special, it's not even signposted! If you go on one of the tours, then you do get to learn some of the history of the area, which is interesting. However in terms of a place to come sightseeing, it really is an... More

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San Antonio
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Before traveling to Seattle, Pioneer Square was one of the places I wanted to explore. However, when we took the Tours Northwest city tour, we stopped there for about 15 minutes. That was long enough. Both of the underground Seattle tours are in Pioneer Square so chances are you will be there one way or the other during your visit.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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292 reviews 292 reviews
128 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wandered around Pioneer Square for a while. Fireworks is a fun shopping spot. Lots of homeless, which is not good for tourism. I would recommend the Smith Tower Observation Deck nearby. Inexpensive, and you get a ride up to the cool observation deck (indoor/outdoor) in an antique elevator.

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Warren, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to see the Museum about the Gold Rush but the hundreds of homeless in the are made it a little off-putting.

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Charlotte, NC
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I think this had to be my favorite part of Seattle. Lovely little details everywhere. Though be careful looking touristy, the bums love it too. Its worth taking a stroll and admiring all that you can. Rich in History & beauty!

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Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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49 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You see signs that say Pioneer Square .01 mile this way, etc, but you keep walking and probably would be more interested in the shops, etc, that were there. I had no idea i was there, however i also did not pay for the walking tour.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a must to see the older historical part of Seattle. The architecture of the buildings is worth seeing. There are nice restaurants and coffee houses along the way. Not to mention some cool other sites to see.

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Madison, Alabama, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even though they were undergoing reservations this was a great choice! Such awesome service from entry to departure. Food in the bistro was very good, rooms were quiet, and beds were comfy! Close to everything!

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Tucson, Arizona
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410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I find Pioneer Square well worth a stop for visitors because of its history. This is old Seattle, where the founders moved after an uncomfortable six months on Alki Point. Its architecture features late 19th century brick and stone buildings. And the marvelous Underground Tour, which I've taken and highly recommend, starts near the wrought iron and glass pergola. The... More

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