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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 #9 of 150 activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Jose, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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SoCal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Anyone going to Seattle needs to pop by the public market and explore for themselves. It is a great place to sample some excellent products and feel like a sardine with all the other tourists.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Warren is a terrific tour guide. If you just go to the market you are missing the history and the color of early Seattle. We highly recommend the walking tour.

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Papillion, Nebraska, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did this tour the morning of our first day in Seattle, and I'm glad we did. It's a great way to get introduced to the market and a bit of its history. The tour is only an hour, so they can't possibly cover everything, but that was just fine by us. We spent the rest of the day exploring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was a random weekday in Seattle when I decided to get educated about the Public Market. At first I thought- hey why not, it can't be too boring (and if it is I'll sneak away). Then I showed up and it turns out I was the only person on the tour! I met my tour guide Warren, who was... More

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Wilmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We booked a tour for 10 am, with the plan to then stay and revisit any areas of the Market that caught our eye. This worked perfectly. Our guide, Warren, was one of the best guides I've had on any tour. He was well-prepared and funny, with perfect pacing. We were a family of 3 and one other couple was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My adult family and I were planning on visiting Pikes Market in the morning to see what the fuss was about. On a whim, I booked a last minute tour and then started to have buyers remorse. Why would a market need a tour guide? Boy was I wrong. We met our guide Faith at the designated location (which was... More

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Bristol, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had been to the market a few times before the tour, but I had no idea of the rich and interesting history behind all the vendor booths and alley ways. Faith, my tour guide, did a great job of explaining the history and the significance of some of the buildings, history and art. I was impressed that she gave... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We are glad we took this tour. Our guide, Warren, was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and passionate about the Market. We definitely learned things about the Market we never would have known without taking the tour. This tour was definitely worthwhile.

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