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EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
206 770 2700
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Ranked #36 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts, Walking
Owner description: Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop... more » Owner description: Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Test your DJ skills in Sound Lab, take over the spotlight in On Stage, and get the scoop on the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, and film make EMP a destination unlike any other. « less
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Sauk City, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We paid $23 per person to visit this museum. It took us about an hour to go through all of the exhibits. Some of it was interesting and fun but not $23 worth. May be worth it if you buy it as part of the City Pass.

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Southern California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Science fiction, fantasy, horror, 20 foot tall music video screen, giant guitar tower, private music studios on the third floor to create your own jam session. Many era's of music, musicians, art work, history of music videos, etc. Spend 3 hours here and was surprised at every room.

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Katowice, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This museum is amazing. Great exhibitions (e.g. Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix), sci-fi, fantasy and it's so much fun for music lovers. You can play drums, guitar, learn how to sing and even perform on stage!

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our most recent trip to Seattle allowed time for is to check out EMP. It was awesome!! We are big music and movie fans and love the history behind it all. Needless to say, this was right up our alley! The weather was freezing so it was a perfect way to spend our day. Its a definite must-see attraction of... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you love music, video, sci-fi or fantasy, you must come here! Something for everyone. My family and I spent hours here. Music from all generations.

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mississippi
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I didn't get it at all and it seemed expensive but my kids thought it was awesome and that I totally rocked for finding it. So it gets 5 stars because 3 of the 4 of us loved it.

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Tampa, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Make sure to leave a few hours to explore this museum because there is so much to do. In addition to large exhibits featuring Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, music videos, fantasy, and horror, there are many interactive exhibits as well where you can play instruments, vote for songs, dress in costume and sing karaoke. You will see tons of props and... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A Seattle friend recommended we visit this museum of pop music and culture during our vacation, and we loved it! It is great for all generations (not young kids, but teens and up). We spent all day there, looking at everything from costumes from the Princess Bride (in the fantasy exhibit) to Jimi Hendrix's outfits to Nirvana videos to Lego... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I loved the emp it was awesome seeing all of the nirvana stuff and the horror and fantasy stuff was just as good. There is lots to see so plan on spending several hours there

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Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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49 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a very cool place. If you are a fan of Music, and Fantasy, this is your place. So much to see. The music portion was very cool. They had various sections where you could play various instruments in a studio room for 10 minutes, just to do your thing. It was very cool. Also the Huge Theater that... More

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