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Address: Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-667-0687
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the...
Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.
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Historic Pioneer Square

Original must visit historic area of Seattle. Restaurants and shops. Consider the Underground Tour, Police Museum and Fire Dept Museum. Normal tourist security awareness applies.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Original must visit historic area of Seattle. Restaurants and shops. Consider the Underground Tour, Police Museum and Fire Dept Museum. Normal tourist security awareness applies.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Im no stranger to the homeless, living in Chicago we have a lot on the downtown streets but jeez. I thought this wouldve been a great architectural experience but it was so over run with homeless people laying all over all cracked out and asking for change that going back up was the only safe option. I hope they all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Pioneer Square on a tour of Seattle City. We had a short stop and looked at an amazing glass artist at work in his shop and studio. However we didn't feel safe in the general area of the square with a number of groups of people sitting around in the square begging. The nearby Waterfall Garden was... More 

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snowbirds in Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The history of the area and buildings are beautiful BUT the area has a large homeless population. We walked around the area and some sections reaked of human urine. With such a high homeless population I do not understand why portable potties cannot be installed for the homeless to use rather than the streets. We had a situation where a... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pioneer Square is either getting "there" or, if the economy picks up, about to "arrive." It's just not there yet! Mid-day, Saturday, summer and many art galleries and shops were closed. Those that were open were interesting, but nothing really special. There's a short pedestrian-only block that's very pretty and quiet, with a great place for coffee--Umbria I think is... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Did the underground tour which was ok. Then did a Stray Boots self-guided tour/scavenger hunt. This part of does have a lot of homeless but that is to be expected. Lots of cool shops, bars and restaurants. Lots of history here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We wanted to see a totem pole and stop by after the Klondike gold rush museum. To our surprise the park was filled with homeless and drug users. It was NOT a place to be walking with the family. We got out of there as quickly as we could.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

And home of the original 'Skid Row'. Stop to see the bust of Chief Seattle and the totem pole that commemorates the deal struck that stitched him and his tribe up. It was once obviously a grand place and there's clearly an effort underway to reclaim it and spruce it back up but be warned: this is the seedier part... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A must see if one is in Seattle. Go ahead and make a day out of it and take in a Mariner's game after. Tons of tourist things to do and tons of restaurants. If you get tired of the Square then you can switch over to the waterfront or the International district.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

This is the old part of Seattle many nice bars to go have drinks. A few hotels also but it's a cool place to stop for a drink.

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Address: Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-667-0687
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