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Gas Works Park

3300 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Lake Union)
206-684-4075
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Ranked #38 of 206 attractions in Seattle
Type: Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Owner description: From industrial sludge to family fun: this urban park features an industrial plant-turned kiddie play area as well as a beautiful lake and picnic... more » Owner description: From industrial sludge to family fun: this urban park features an industrial plant-turned kiddie play area as well as a beautiful lake and picnic area. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is place I go frequently ... I love sitting on the hill next to the GasWorks and looking over Lake Union - there's a constant flow of activity - working boats, folks out for exercise, kayaks, sailboats and powerboats. The lake is surrounded by floating houses (don't say "houseboats"), dry-docks, office buildings, marinas, restaurants etc. It's a lively place,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I love this park! It's a great place to go with friends, family or a date to walk around and take in the views of Seattle. There is a great view of the sound, downtown and other surrounding neighborhoods. I highly recommend this park in the summer and spring when the weather is nicer and the breeze from the sound... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Gas Works Park, on the shore of Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, is something straight from a Jules Verne novel. The facility was originally a coal gasification plant that operated from 1906 to 1956. With tall towers and piping jutting every which way, and even a valve handle springing from the grass, it's the only remaining facility of it's kind... More

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Dublin, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I went here on a cold morning. We walked up a small hill to take pictures of the city skyline, and enjoyed taking pictures. There is a cool compass on the ground at the top of the hill. There are great paths to walk all around. The old gas pipes are neat to look at, but the... More

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Remember that scene in '10 Things I Hate About You' where Heath Ledger and Julia Styles played paintball? Well, this is where that scene was shot. Unfortunately, you can't actually paintball here, but what you can do is get an amazing view of Seattle. Pack a picnic and take in the Seattle skyline from across the lake. One thing to... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We went here in the morning to walk down by the water. The views were awesome and it's a really awesome place to take pictures. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a cool outdoor activity and that million dollar view.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Just a little distance away from UW and across the lake from Downtown seattle it offers a very good view of downtown. It does get very windy. Overall a nice place to spend some quiet time.

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Medford, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We didn't spend too much time here, but it was worth the stop for the phenomenal view! Kids love running up and down the hills. There were quite a few tourists about, but it wasn't too hard to get a good picture without anyone else in it. It looks like there are also some nice paths to walk around on.

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baltimore, maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great place to just soak in the views! Smallish park right on the water with lots of re-purposed industrial pieces as "decor". Terrific people watching because so much goes on here: kites, watersports, picnics, bridal party photos.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This park is such a cool area in and of itself. The industrial machinery is a cool focal point for a park that provides quite a bit of open space and grassy areas to play in. But then you add in one of the best views of the city...and bam!...it is easily one of my most favorite places in Seattle.... More

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