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Pike Place Market

Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
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As featured in Seattle for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #1 of 101 shopping in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Pike Place Market, an open-air shopping haven and Seattle institution, is a must-see for first time and return visitors alike.  Be prepared for large... more »
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Arlington, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
60 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I joined the Seattle Free walking tour called Market!Market!Market! This was my first visit to Seattle solo so I want to have an idea about the place before getting myself in. I have forgotten how many levels this building has. The tour were only on the ground level where the golden pig was located near the flying fish market. One... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Being raised in Seattle and also having worked downtown for half of my life , Pike Place Market was often a hang out of sorts from early childhood to now. It's got great food, flowers, local vendors , its historic and got a great view. I have always loved going to the Market and will continue until or when I... More

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Every city has a heart; the place that defines the city, provides it with it's character, and attracts visitors and locals alike. That's Pike Place in Seattle. You can visit the very first Starbucks, watch fishmongers throw fish (really), get some of the freshest produce, pick up a funky trinket or bauble, and eat some of the best food around.... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This place is fantastic. It's a must see guys. At the entrance to the market is a great seafood stall with every type of seafood you could imagine. The guys on the stall are really funny and occasionally throw the fish to each other and sing.......it's so funny!! In the Market there is no end of beautiful tulip stalls, great... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We went to the market early in the morning as places were beginning to open up! We were able to get FRESH pastries and first pick on produce and things. After we ate our breakfast we walked around the shops and vendors as they started to open up. The tulips were to die for! I was really disappointed I couldn't... More

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West Dundee, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We checked it out last week when we were in Seattle and it was fun! The colors. The smells. Any fresh food that you want to buy. It's all there. And the flowers were so beautiful. There are even a couple of restaurants that are right on the water so you can have a drink and watch the boats go... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a must see when visiting the Emerald City. Pike Place Market is an open market in the heart of the city. Make sure to visit Pike Place fish market where the fish mongers put on a show and throw fish around the market right in front of throngs of watchful visitors. The action is fast and furious and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you really want to enjoy Pike Place, it will take you more than a few hours to do so. if you plan to combine that with a visit to the seaside, it can be a whole day. So you may need to park your car. Watch out for those parking enforcers on electric carts, they are everywhere waiting for... More

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Petersburg, Alaska
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Dirty, smelly, noisy and a bunch of other dwarves nobody talks about. This place is disgusting! I have absolutely no idea what people see in this place, Think Fisherman's Warf, but dirtier and more low-rent and you've got a good start.

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Sydney Australia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
197 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Visited on a beautiful but cold sunny Saturday and found that everyone had the same idea ! The placed was packed and buzzing with the crowd spilling out onto the streets. We were spoiled for choice with a multitude of restaurants , bakeries & other eateries plus the Fish markets, Florists, Vegetables and a hundred other stalls. The Market started... More

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