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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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Ranked #8 of 154 Activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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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McKinney, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

doing a self tour of the public market is the only way to do it. very busy, very crazy, too many people, waiting in line to get food is exciting and irritating at the same time. tried to get coffee at the very first starbucks, patience is required. but if your looking for fresh fruits, fresh fish, tons of flowers... More

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Grand Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What a huge place and so very many people!! Was an amazing place with so much to look at and buy. Seafood looked great but we were going on a cruise and couldn't buy any. Takes a long time to see it all as it is people wall to wall. Not sure what I think of the gum wall -... More

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Coppell, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Maple Valley, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Friendly, knowledgeable tour guide! One fear was that within the group we may not hear her - but this was no problem since the headsets we wore worked perfectly. Appreciated that the number of participants was limited; a more personal experience and we were encouraged to ask questions. We took family members from Indiana and they were impressed - however... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Seattle downtown is a very nice and interesting place, the public market early in the morning is an excellent place to visit, don´t miss the chance of dining at the CRABPOT near the market, it´s crab cakes are very good, not the best in Seattle but the place is almost a landmark for tourists and it´s cuisine is ver good.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our tour guide was a sweet and positive young woman named Carla and we loved the fact that she loved Seattle and especially the market. She knew many of the vendors by name and shared with us many interesting facts about the market. It was a nice small group & we had headphones with audio so we could hear Carla... More

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We used to live 5 blocks from the Public Market for a while back in the 1990's. And being a child from Kirkland back when there were farms, etc. I can safely say I know a bit about the public market!! Going there requires a bit of fortitude if you are driving: parking is a bit difficult. My suggestion? Take... More

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was my third trip to Seattle and I finally did the Public Market Tour and it was the BEST tour I have taken in Seattle!! Warren, our guide was FANTASTIC! He brought the history of the market to life and his enthusiasm for the city was contagious. He knew so many interesting facts that made us love the city... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Warren was our excellent guide through the Market. We learned how the Market came to be - after fires - in good times and bad. Delightful and great fun, a thorough overview, after which you can zero in on your favorite sellers.

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