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Public Market Tours

1916 Pike Place, Suite 12-479, Suite 12-479, Seattle, WA 98101
206-209-5488
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Have visited Pike's Place Market many time over the years. From our tour guide Emily, we learned how this market has been a force for good for many Seattleites for many years. From her, we also learned about Rachel Ginger Beer & the "happy minute" at Joe's amazing hole in the wall pub on Post Alley. We hope to take... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Emily, our tour guide, was excellent. She was informative, humourous and knowledgeable. The hour flew by and before we knew it we were finished. It was well worth the time and money. We highly recommend this tour - ask for Emily.

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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We took the Friday 2:00 ( Oct.18) tour and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The guide was excellent -well informed, entertaining, and easy to hear. Even though we had been to the market many times, this was most worthwhile. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting or native to Washington.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went on this 1-hour market tour on a whim. As locals we were sure we knew all there was about the area but we were surprised! We found out some things we hadn't heard before and also discovered some hidden spots to visit later. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. It was a great short tour!

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Good information on the market for a a local tourist. Small group for the the market tour made it easy to hear all the information given and easy to ask questions.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The benefit of talking this tour on a Sunny and warm Autumn day goes without saying however I think I may have enjoyed this tour almost as much on a cloudy day as the tour guide was informal, approachable and easy to listen to when she explained the history of the market. The colourful characters including Nellie, the madam and... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had three days in Seattle before our cruise to Alaska and walk Pike Place Market several times before we decided to take this tour. EMILY was amazing, fun and VERY knowledgable. I highly recommend this tour and do it first thing upon arriving in Seattle. Native Floridian Mitchell

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We used Goldstar.com and got super cheap tickets for the tour. Our guide, Tyler, was great, informative and fun. It was just the 5 of us from my family (including two children, 5 &7) and that made it even more fun. Small, intimate group of us, wandering around the gum wall, learning about the pigs, the history and everything in... More

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Fantastic! Very well run/organized. Learned lots about the market and the history of the area. Very worthwhile to attend. They had individual wireless headsets so you could always hear the guide, even if you stopped to look at something longer, and the group moved on.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I've lived in Friday Harbor, WA for 13 years and have visited Pike Place Market but never taken a tour. My husband and I recently hosted over 20 friends in Seattle for a weekend in September 2013 and we thought it would be fun to take a tour of the market. I arranged everything from their website and received all... More

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