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Gas Works Park

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Neighborhood: Lake Union
As featured in 3 Days in Seattle and 4 other guides
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Address: 3300 Meridian Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103
Phone Number: 206-684-4075
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From industrial sludge to family fun: this urban park features an...

From industrial sludge to family fun: this urban park features an industrial plant-turned kiddie play area as well as a beautiful lake and picnic area.

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Great views interesting green space

Great view of downtown Seattle, houseboats, and seaplanes. Also, a great great use of a former power plant. Not a ton of parking, but worth the wait. Well used green space. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Royal Oak, MI
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Royal Oak, MI
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great view of downtown Seattle, houseboats, and seaplanes. Also, a great great use of a former power plant. Not a ton of parking, but worth the wait. Well used green space. There was adult kickball, soccer, yoga, and picnickers throughout

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my family for a spectacular view of Seattle and that's exactly what we got. Great place to picnic, relax and enjoy your surroundings.

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Lansing, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction was just sitting there rusting, and it was turned into an exhibit right on the water front. If you like art then this was transformed into an exhibit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a free place to go see another view of the city, not to mention the actual gas works part is quite neat to see. It felt like a story just waiting to come to life really! It's a nice viewing area and there were many people there having a picnic. Overall, just a nice place to go.

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Thank NikiMarie
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery on waterfront. Worth the visit . Watch seaplanes , boats , and canoes while enjoying the sites . Relaxing park.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The history of Gasworks was interesting, but the placards were severely damaged and difficult to read - parts were missing. The park borders on polluted waterfront - lots of warning signs to not get in. The eqpt is fun to photograph ... but you really want to climb on it, and of course you can't. Too many smokers around the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a short 10- 15minute walk away from campus and a hub for College students, but it still attracts families, couples, runners, and people walking their dogs or trying to appreciate a good view. The park is an abandoned gas works factory, that has become a museum and public park for everyone to enjoy. There is plenty of parking... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park offers great views. It will be nicer if they get rid of the old metal structure, though but still nice for a short walk.

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Thank inat4eto
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The city of Seattle turned an abandoned turn-of-the-century natural gas processing plant into an urban recreation area a number of years ago. There's also a hill on the site that provides a marvelous view of the downtown skyline and Bayside boat yards. Many organizations make use of the area, and they welcome the audience of park goers. The best part... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting little stop in Seattle. It has beautiful views and is an interesting sculpture from a former gas plant. We stopped briefly on a tour, but it might also be a nice place for a picnic lunch. Pretty!

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