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“Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA
206-682-5844
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Ranked #33 of 111 Shopping in Seattle
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Not just tourist trinkets but, for starters, shrunken heads and pigs with three tails this curiosity shop is sure to whet your curiosity for the bizarre.
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4 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Shop was very interesting!!!! A must see. Very crowded- recommend going early in the day. Can honestly say a lot of the "stuff" was unusual we especially found the shrunken heads very weird.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
“Kitchsy, but Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This etablishment is just as much quirky museum as it is souvenier shop. Located on the waterfront, it reminds me of the old boardwalks of yore displaying oddities and vintage carnival machines. When in the area, stick in your head and while away a few entertaining minutes. Who knows? You may find some "must have" merchandise!

Visited June 2012
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Wrangell, Alaska
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“A fascinating little shop.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is kind of like Ripley's Believe it or not combined with a gift shop. Weird but it does catch your attention!

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Seattle, Washington
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“so strange...so fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is a great place to see if you're in Seattle for the first time. There aren't many things I would ever buy there but it's kind of an attraction in itself. They have shrunken heads and just REALLY random stuff, but it's really fun to just walk around and look at everything...kind of like your grandpa's attic. It's located right by the waterfront next to all of the piers- you could grab a coffee and walk around afterwards.

Visited February 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Some weird and wonderful bits”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Some interesting artefacts on display at the back of the shop, including a mummified body, and some shrunken heads, but it's only a 5-10 minute activity. However, it is free, so worth popping in if you're nearby.

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