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Pioneer Square

Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
Historic walking areas, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-667-0687
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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Quiet Charming

A local who showed me and my husband how to get to the Seattle Waterfront suggested that we go through Pioneer Square to "experience Old Seattle". There was one caveat she... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A local who showed me and my husband how to get to the Seattle Waterfront suggested that we go through Pioneer Square to "experience Old Seattle". There was one caveat she stated: Walk through Pioneer Square during daytime. It's the best time to explore it. The square is actually quiet charming because of its historic/old buildings. And, just like any... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Pioneer Square while in Seattle. While not as busy or trendy as Pike Place area, there are many shops and restaurants to visit. It was worth our time to stroll around while waiting for the Underground Tour. Be sure to check out the Glassblowing Studio if you're in the area!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Interesting and grisly tour thru the bowels of the old city "the underground tour". Look it up it starts at a Pub and should end there, fun for all.

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Gainesville, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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