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Ballard Tourism Office at Anima Mundi

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Address: 5410 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107
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A thriving waterfront and happening restaurant and entertainment scene have...

A thriving waterfront and happening restaurant and entertainment scene have made this Scandinavian enclave one of Seattle's hottest neighborhoods.

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Go checkout the river locks & salmon ladder at the same time.

Located in the same locations as the salmon ladder and Hiram Chittenden Locks which are all free to the public. Take a few photos, watch how the locks work, and salmons (when in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

Located in the same locations as the salmon ladder and Hiram Chittenden Locks which are all free to the public. Take a few photos, watch how the locks work, and salmons (when in season).

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Kensington, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

This was a very interesting stop. We got there at a perfect time, and were able to see both locks at work AND the a train cross over the train bridge. The salmon were running, and the viewing area was really cool to watch them on their journey!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

What is not to love about Ballard. Ok maybe it's more difficult to get to, but it has good food, nice boutiques. Worth it

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Ada, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

I was able to explore the Ballard area on bicycle and on foot recently. Many historic places, most repurposed for current needs, made this an interesting place to tour and explore. Plaques on the buildings helped explain the significance of each place.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ballard is a great neighbourhood and only 15 minutes by car from the hubbub of the city centre. It is well served by buses too. There are interesting shops and cafe's, quiet residential areas and nice places to walk by the shore. It is great fun watching the boats come in through the locks. Apparently at night night downtown Ballard... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great part of Seattle to visit. Great boutiques, restaurants and town to stroll through. Stopped by during the Farmers Market and the Seafood Festival. Really enjoyed both, was worth the trip. Great neighborhood.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

While you are visiting Seattle, be sure to check out this great neighborhood just Northwest of the city center. Market Street has quaint shops and restaurants in a walkable environment. Visit the Hiram Chittenden locks, Golden Gardens Park, Shilshoe Bay Marina and Ray's Seafood Restaurant while you are there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

Plenty of Coffee shops, bars & eateries. Also lots of boutique shops & the market on a Sunday is amazing! Worth a visit for sure!

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a very cute community. Loved the relaxing atmosphere. Loved seeing the ships from Deadliest Catch. People were friendly and really nice. Definitely my favorite place in Seattle.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

One does not have to make a special trip just for this neighborhood, but if one has a day then take in Ballard, Fremont, and the "U" District

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