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Address: 1916 Pike Place, Suite 12-479, Suite 12-479, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206-209-5488
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Public Market Tour is a one-hour walking tour of the “soul of Seattle...

Public Market Tour is a one-hour walking tour of the “soul of Seattle.” At 104 years old, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. Hear fascinating stories filled with intriguing tales of immigration, internment, and urban renewal. See fish fly, seasonal produce stands, and hardworking flower growers that make Pike Place Market famous.Tours operate daily, year-round . Visit our website or call for up to date availability.

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Learn interesting history and behind the scenes facts about the Public Market

Our group of 18 from a eastside company went on the 1 hour Public Market Tour and loved it. Carla, our tour guide, shared quite a lot of information and interesting history that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Michael K

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our group of 18 from a eastside company went on the 1 hour Public Market Tour and loved it. Carla, our tour guide, shared quite a lot of information and interesting history that we all went away appreciating more of what the Public Market gives to the city of Seattle. Booking the tour was very easy and Ash & Kelsey,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We live in Seattle but still take time to do "tourist" things throughout the year. We took the Pike Place Market tour with a Groupon deal. It would have been worth it at full price. Our tour guide was very good and knowledgeable about the Market and its history. A worthwhile way to kill a couple hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I went there with my family on Sunday , it was so crowded but we could find a place to park easily. I think public market is one of the best place in seattle I really enjoyed it, it's culture of Seattle . It is very interesting for me because in my country Iran we have market like this market.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This tour was excellent. We had a small group and our guide was Faith. She was interesting and knew a lot of the history of the market and the surrounding area. We decided to go for the pay tour because it started a half hour before the 'free' tour and the group was signficantly smaller. I would recommend doing the... More 

1 Thank Leelasmom
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We bought a groupon and decided to join in on the one hour tour. It's a great tour and you learn a lot. So much about the history and how the market got started. Our tour guide was amazing and she knew a lot about things that weren't about the script she was suppose to tell us. She told us... More 

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Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We chose this public market tour to get a quick introduction to Pike Place. Even though we had been to Pike Place several times before, we saw so many quirky places we would not have found on our own: the community garden, the gum wall... I enjoyed learning how the stalls are allocated to vendors, it made me want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visited Seattle for a short time and really wanted to know more about the Public Market. Our guide Faith was a local and really knew her history.I have been here before but learned so much more about the Market and the history of Seattle. It was well worth the hour. We went back and toured some more since we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went on a weekday in September and had Emily as our guide. She was so friendly and educational. She showed us to much and gave a historical tour that was very informative. I am so glad we paid as the market is so large that I would have gotten lost. Highly recommended it!

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Coppell, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved the Pike Place Market Tour! So much to see, eat and buy! One of the best markets I have ever been to. The tour group size was about 8 and with the personal earbuds it was easy to hear everything our tour guide said. When I might have lingered behind to take a quick pic I never missed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I chose to do this paid walking tour not knowing there was a free tour on offer but even knowing that I'd still choose to pay for it every day of the week. Our guide Emily was fantastic and had a great sense of humour. The tour was long enough to see everything and learn the history behind it and... More 

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