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Pioneer Square

Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
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Ranked #115 of 215 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.
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Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW 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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
99 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very pretty tree lined square with some good sculptures and story boards. The sculpture of the firemen is particularly good. Just round the corner is a small waterfall garden given by the UPS founders to the people of Seattle.- worth a look

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you wanne go somewhere where it smells pee and is dirty - do so. Quite funny that all te city guides are mentioning this square which is tiny adn extremly dirty.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This area gave me the creeps. I was a lone female, interested in checking out the Underground City tour. There was so many homeless people, people begging, and people who looked high, I just turned around and left. People were talking to me, asking for money, sounding delirious. If this is a tourist attraction area, the city of Seattle may... More

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