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Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

#18 of 143 Tours in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
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Address: 614 1st Ave, Seattle’s Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104-2210
Phone Number: +1 206-682-4646
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath...

Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle's sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, our guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn't want you to hear. It's history with a twist! The tour begins inside Doc Maynard's Public House, a restored 1890s saloon. Following a short intro, we'll walk through historic Pioneer Square to three different sections of Underground-about three blocks in all...

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Neat Tour of Something I never knew Existed!

This was a good tour that involved walking "underground" Seattle....a place that most people do not know exists...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding!!! We were met with knowledge and humor by Keon and Lisa. He gave us our pre-tour introduction and Lisa expertly guided us under the sidewalks of Seattle. She was outstanding!! Do not miss this experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes you are not underground for the whole tour because you keep coming up to street level in order to walk to another underground area. We were worried at first because there seemed to be nearly 200 people at the initial talk but we were split up into smaller groups of about 40 and set off at different times.The guides... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a good tour that involved walking "underground" Seattle....a place that most people do not know exists...

Thank Gene Y
Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tour guides were great. Very funny. The tour itself is interesting. I thought it was nice. My husband didn't really enjoy it, it was too crowded and rushed for his taste.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a possibility of something to do while in Seattle and decided to do as the hop on bus stops outside. Wasn't sure what to expect but glad we did this as it was so interesting. History came alive both before and during the tour. You don't need to be super fit though there are steps to go up... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There should be a disclaimer stating that the entire "tour" is just a giant advertisement for the other "adult" tour they do. We were brought into rooms but not told what they were. I did learn a lot about poop and prostitutes, though. It's just a lot of rubble and mold...oh my god the mold! 100 percent do not recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tour is way more interesting then I thought it would be! It make learning history of the city fun! The tour guides love PUNs! Which makes the explanation of the history just little more enjoyable! If you are into understanding why Seattle is built like it is this is a must! If you just like PUNs then this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Underground Tour This is a great tour for history buffs or anyone who wants to know and see more of Seattle. Our tour guide Amy was very knowledgable and mixing up the tour with facts, humor and urban legend. The tour takes about 90 minutes and you go underground and see what people of Seattle saw when the city was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have taken this tour several times throughout the years. I always take new visitors here. Great bit if Seattle history with a good dose of humor added. Knowing the origins of this beautiful Pacific Northwest city just adds to it allure. Plus if it's raining it's nice to be under the city!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and informative tour of the beginnings of Seattle and the underground. A few sets of steps but not difficult - plenty of time to catch up with the group. Guide was decent though you could tell tired of the same jokes "management" makes her tell. Worth doing for the info and walk thru of the old parts of the... More 

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