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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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Enjoyable to walk around.

Interesting to see if you are interested in vintage architecture. Don't be intimidated by the many homeless - none were aggressive.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see if you are interested in vintage architecture. Don't be intimidated by the many homeless - none were aggressive.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The history of Pioneer Square is far more interesting than Pioneer Square itself. This area has been around almost as long as Seattle has, and as a result, it has a lot of stories around it (particularly the totem pole, which has a fantastic story). The totem pole and the statue and tribute to Chief Seattle are definitely the highlights... More 

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Monmouth, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Looking for a great change of pace mixed in with a little history and culture, then check out Pioneer Square. If you have time, take one of the two underground tours and get a view that few will ever experience. Also, go to the square and sample some of the many food options and do some people-watching.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This area (not just one square but a few city blocks is charming and much more civilized place to walk around than the very touristy Pike Place Market. With a few galleries, cafes, sculptures, outdoor games, and charming waterfall garden, it's definitely a worthwhile destination for a pleasant urban experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Worth the visit of this iconic part of the downtown area, suggest that walking is the best way to see the shops and restaurants. We will visit again to take in the underground tour.

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great architecture, parks and quirky is definitely the right word. Make sure you work in a stop at Delicatus for lunch. Dry Soda tasting room was interesting.

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington is a great place to visit, lots of shops and restaurants. Close to the harbor and a great place to spend the day roaming around. Be sure to bring your walking shoes.

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is a nice area. We started here on our tour around Seattle. We did the Underground Tour, which was really fun.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

All kinds of interesting things to do and see! We were only there briefly as we were in town for a wedding, we had a blast walking through the market and seeing all the vendors. Awesome experience!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Always good fun and surprisingly not too touristy, well not in winter anyway. Love to explore up and down stairs and the chewing gum wall was a nice unexpected surprise - my 14 year old knew about it and she'd never even been to Seattle before. It's in the Guinness Book of world records supposedly! Who knew. Great place for... More 

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