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Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

608 First Ave, Seattle’s Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
206.682.4646
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Ranked #43 of 149 activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages... more » Owner description: Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, our guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with a twist!The tour begins inside Doc Maynard’s Public House, a restored 1890s saloon. Following a short intro, we’ll walk through historic Pioneer Square to three different sections of Underground—about three blocks in all... « less
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I weren't sure to expect with this tour, all we were told was that "You should go on the Underground Tour" from about 5 of our friends. It was SO worth it! We had a great guide, and it was so fascinating to hear about the stories of the underground city of Seattle a hundred years ago.... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

While we knew we'd learn a little about Seattle's early days, we didn't know how much information would be presented in a light, though informative way. We got some laughs during the tour and later realized we'd absorbed a lot of information. One member of our party wasn't sure what I was getting her into and she ended up very... More

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White Rock, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was our third time taking the tour as we think it's a great way to introduce our friends to the history of Seattle. Unfortunately our experience on July 21st was less than satisfactory. The group was large and our female leader's voice could not be heard. When we were underground she spent more time in theatrics than on history.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Totally recommend taking this tour. It's a lot of fun and super interesting. The tour guides are funny and knowledgeable. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and watch your step and your head. Learn a lot about Seattle's history.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We decided at the last minute to take the tour. There was a long line but all were accommodated. The initial lecture began in the bar next to the ticket office. It appeared that the tour would have way too many people to be good, but we broke off into four groups and it made it much more manageable. After... More

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I've lived near Seattle most of my life, allowing me to enjoy this tour numerous times while showing out-of-towners around. It's always fantastic! The staff are entertaining, knowledgeable, and full of stories - never a dull moment! If you have dust allergies, be warned. I don't and still couldn't stop coughing on one of my visits, until a friendly stranger... More

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SoCal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The underground experience was interesting and very informative. A very unique experience that really gives you a sense of what Seattle was like and how it evolved. Very fascinating.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I'd had several people recommend touring the Underground, and I'm so glad that we picked Bill Speidel's tour. After buying your tickets, you are seated in a room for a short (15 mins. or so) talk on the history of Seattle. I expected it to be informative, but who knew it would be hilarious? We broke off into two groups... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a great tour! Our guide was hilarious...so much we didn't know about Seattle! Highly recommend this tour!

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This being our first trip to Seattle it was difficult in making a decision with all of the attractions available. The choice of the Underground tour was a good one. The tour was great and the information provided was very good. One bit of advice, wait for everyone to enter the room. That said the tour was still a great... More

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