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Pike Place Market

Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #1 of 109 Shopping in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Tampa, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

what a fun place! fresh flowers beyond your wildest dreams, fresh fish, people everyone just walking around, a french crepe breakfast, street vendors and entertainers. It was a great time

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Fountain Valley, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Very interesting things to see from fish to flowers and everything in between. Lots of places to eat as well. The shops are close together and it's not big inside and it being a huge tourist attraction no matter when you go it will be crowded inside. It's still worth the visit.

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Columbia, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

This is the quintessential Seattle experience, but alas, the crowds make it hard to completely enjoy. The sights, smells, and tastes are wonderful, but you may find all of this hampered a bit by feelings of claustrophobia. This may be much better in the low tourist season, so take this as a warning for a summer visit only.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to visit Seattle and the Market and I finally made it there this October. It was wonderful lots of shops on both sides of the streets so give yourself half a day or more to see it all. I bought fish and they packed it for me so I could take it on the plane (I... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

It's a no brainer. If you come to Seattle, you must go to the market to see fish fly, touch the pig, sample every conceivable food product and fruit imaginable and gaze in wonder at the flowers available. We were told to return at the end of the day when vendors reduce prices close to closing but did not, There... More

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Pikes place market is a true feast for the senses. The flowers with their vibrant colors and aromas. Stunning displays of fruits vegetables puts your senses into true overload. Lively banter and fish tossing at the fish stand loads of fun. One end of market has great grassy area for people watching and taking in the "vibe". Right across the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

On the level just under the street, there is an awesome comic book store just for the geek at heart. They had Dr Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, marvel and dc comics, books, toys, etc. We spent about 45 minutes in the store. Definitely worth checking out!

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

If you are in Seattle, must visit Pike Place Market. Remember you are not complete unless you visit this market. See more locals than the visitors. Heritage place and get some good deals on shopping. Art was creative and cartoons were amazing. Pricey though, but a great experience.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Fun place, you could by yourself flower here!! Lots of bakeries, seafood vanders and souvenir shops... Need to have a cup of chowder here!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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229 reviews 229 reviews
72 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

As everyone knows, this is a great outdoor market. If you've got nowhere to be or need some fresh edibles, check it out and pluck one of the flying (literally) fish out of the air (Hurrr). And I mean... it's Pike Place. You gotta check it out at least once if you're in Seattle.

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