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Address: Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-667-0687
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Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's...

Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.

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Interesting neighborhood, with some cool shops

If you love history, this Seattle neighborhood is worth checking out. It has a very seedy past, and some of this darkness is still palpable. There are characters hanging out all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love history, this Seattle neighborhood is worth checking out. It has a very seedy past, and some of this darkness is still palpable. There are characters hanging out all over the place, and f you're lucky, you may see the naked bicyclists! LOL It was a fun place to people-watch, though, and there were a few nice little... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the must see places in Seattle - talk a walk in the area surrounding Pioneer Square - enjoy the old buildings and feel the vibrant atmosphere...

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tourist council certainly wants to attract visitors to this part of town which is blessed with a real sense of its architectural and historical past. There is, however, little to do in Pioneer Square but to look at the architecture - which is nicely preserved - and the street people - who are handsomely ensconced on benches under a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of homeless people here. And when I say a lot there is ALOT!!! The history of Pioneer square is neat to hear. We did it through the spooked in Seattle tour. Lots of neat buildings.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful site to see as a historical buff,but this side of town gets a little more questionable. There are more homeless in this side of the city. This is.skmethjng that should be experienced during the day and for a quick walk.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to come and explore the area. Interesting bars, shops, and restaurants. We stopped in at some old antique like bars that were a kick.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area is a great location but to get any where you have to walk thru a crowd of homeless people, some of which are very vocal. I am not sure I would stay in this area again. Close to public transportation and ball parks. Seattle needs to address this homeless issue, it could be hurting the areas tourism.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I realize this is an old, old area of Seattle but it could use a good face scrub. Really enjoyed the old architecture & buildings which are still being utilized today as modern day businesses. As you travel toward the waterfront & within a few blocks off the main area though, the buildings are run down. I loved the pergola... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to see and do in the Pioneer Square neighborhood - the little park itself is a fun place to relax and people watch; the surrounding historic buddings are gorgeous. There are many great shops around the area and terrific restaurants, craft beer and coffee sellers. Walk a few blocks down to Occidental Square and play some ping pong!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the area is very interesting. Unfortunately like some others mentioned there are a lot of homeless people in the square as well as most of the downtown areas that we visited. Some were selling a newspaper which my husband purchased. It was very sad and I'm sure Seattle is a very hard place to be homeless with... More 

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