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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 215 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts, Walking
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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.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I visited the EMP Museum during a brief first time visit for my birthday. It was great! I loved the Gehry designed building and how it wraps around the monorail. The museum itself is a feast for the senses! I specifically went to see the "Can't Look Away" exhibit on horror and suspense films. It more than delivered. The proximity... More

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New York City, New York
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52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you think Rock and Star Trek are a thing, then spend the afternoon! EMP is dedicated to our modern enjoyment of music, especially rock, as well as the pop culture of sci-fi and horror. At the entrance to the museum is Sky Church, EMP's concert hall. When there are no concerts, it plays videos all day as visitors sit... More

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Brookeville, MD
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We spent 5 hours and didn't see everything. All kinds of fun interactive exhibits. Buy tickets online ahead to save a few $. Good for 3 months and all you need to show is a confirmation#. Easy to get to (next to Space Needle)

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328 reviews 328 reviews
93 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Plenty of things to do and see. Emphasizes around the Seattle music culture. Great exhibits throughout the museum. A must see if you are in the area. Parking is a little expensive. I would recommend visiting on a weekday. Park and grounds around the area are very nice. Next to the Space Needle.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I'm a fan. While the Hendrix room is simple and not terribly large, I found it mesmerizing. The videos, the biographical audio tracks, even the fan letters from kids and his note home to dad - they all pulled me in and kept my attention for two full hours. Lost him much too soon in life. Tip. If the weather... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

While the EMP Museum was not first on our list, it was included in the City Pass so we decided to go. I'll just say we did not see the whole museum - we skipped the part about gaming and science fiction (or something like that.) The building itself is pretty impressive. We passed quickly through the history of guitar... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you answer is "yes" you need go there! Not only because the grunge, Rs, but especially because the history about the guitars, and about the music experience into the labs. I loved there!

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

As if admiring the Frank Gehry building on the outside isnt weird enough the museum combines history of Jimmy Hendrix and Nirvana with oldschool Nintendo and some ancient horror and scifi movie creatures. Had a fun time exploring

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you like music and Nirvana then this museum is worth your time. Spent an interesting two hours in this museum but did find it pricey.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

An excellent place to visit, lots of history and lots of fun! Highly recommended, good value for money. The museum is huge and also close to other attractions. We really enjoyed it.

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