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Pioneer Square

Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
206-667-0687
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Ranked #104 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great older part of the city. Home of the Police Museum, Underground Tour, Close to Ferry boats, waterfront & several Irish pubs (Collin's, Fado (best), Owl & Thistle, & Shane O'Connors). Also close to Safeco Field, Centurylink Field, Pyramid Brewery, Henry's Tavern, Jimmy's on First, Elysian Field's & my favorite Sluggers! I will stay here again every time & we... More

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Varese, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went there for the first thursday's art walk and discovered how nice this neighborhood is. The buildings aren't too oversized and during First Thursday the streets were full of people and the galleries of new great artists.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I walked the neighborhood and found the people interesting but not much to see. There is a glass blowing studio in Occidental Park that allows visitors to see the process, which was interesting.

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Virginia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
29 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice area to visit. It is a very quaint and beautiful part of town with many great shops and eateries to visit. However, be prepared for the huge homeless population that was constantly begging for money.

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Newcastle, Wyoming
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A lot of great old building and structures here. A lot of history as well; go on an underground tour while you're here. Lots of big trees and numerous people utilize this area. A number of homeless people here too, but they never bothered any one.

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Tacoma, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visit during the day and you'll get a breathtaking idea of what Seattle must have been like at the turn of the century. The architecture and the buildings are magnificent. The cobblestone areas are really cool bringing some old world charm but everything is just a little dampened by the large amount of homeless and transient folks who call Pioneer... More

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Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We read an outdated Frommers guide book that said Pioneer Square was an historic, hip place that was "up and coming." We walked down there, and actually had already-paid-for tickets to Smith Tower, but we didn't stay long enough to use them. As we approached Pioneer Square we noticed it was becoming more and more of a sketchy area. I... More

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Westlake Village, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you have extra time a visit to Pioneer Square is worth a visit. We did the Seattle Underground Tour with our family. We learned some interesting facts about the early history of Seattle. The tour was fun and somewhat quirky.

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great historic neighborhood to walk around. Lots of great shops, eateries, historic buildings, bars, a comedy club, etc.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I will start by saying that the architecture and history of Pioneer Square were a real draw for my spouse and I. Not to mention there are lots of things to do in the area. If you enjoy seeing preserved buildings and stopping in quirky little coffee shops, bookstores and the like then you will probably enjoy Pioneer Square. The... More

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