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Some excellent exhibits

There is a lot to see here. I gave it two hours and easily could have spent a third. The exhibit... read more

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Well designed history of Seattle museum

I had visited Seattle 10+ times over the years for business without ever thinking about the history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Garden City, New York
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Reviewed yesterday

There is a lot to see here. I gave it two hours and easily could have spent a third.
The exhibit that most caught my attention was a contour map model of the area showing the changes made to the terrain by water cannons and landfill. HUGE public works projects to reshape the land for improved commerce and habitation.

It is fun to see the innovation that has sprung up here in the Northwest over the years. It also raises awareness of the origins of some of the local culture.

The facility is spacious, pretty well laid out, and informative. The boats docked out front are also interesting and the frequent seaplane takeoffs and landings are also fun to view.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had visited Seattle 10+ times over the years for business without ever thinking about the history of the city. I learned at lot here. The city history exhibits were well curated and thoughfully explained. We visited on a (rainy) Saturday afternoon and was not crowded. We were traveling with a 2.5 a 4 year old so appreciated the sprinkling of interactive exhibits to help hold their attention. Also, the main level had a table with tinker toy-types to encourage STEM and creativity by building using a variety of materials. We probably spent 90 minutes here. Could have stayed longer if I was without kids. Not necessarily enough here to hold smaller children's attention for a long period of time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair, I'm not big on museums. There wasn't much here that interested me. Plus, when I see the destruction industry has wrought, it makes me feel distraught!

Thank Bonnie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place to visit for a few hours. Plenty of historical items about the city and the nation. Four levels with elevators. Nice cafe too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome. I loved the history combined with the technology and industry. That's a big part of Seattle's story. I thought the exhibit about the Seattle fire was hilarious. I liked the short videos as well. They were a great way to get some sit down time for my aching feet. Lots of cool stuff to see here. I was here for three hours.

Thank Princerman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. You can learn about Seattle's history within the context of everything that was going on in America at the time. There was also an exhibit on WWI that was very informative. Especially enjoyed seeing relics from Seattle's past such as an original Starbucks sign. Museum's elevator makes it very accessible to everyone.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First rate museum, plenty of fun and educational stuff for the kids. Worth going here before you do the rest of the city as it provides a great understanding of the history of the city. This in conjunction with the underground tour complement each other.
The 4th floor includes a working WW11 periscope and offers a great view across Lake Union.

Thank AussiePD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The MOHAI on Union Lake is so rich on interesting history and facts on Seattle and the Pacific North West. Initially, the 20 $ entrance fee seems a bit steep, but once you get into the exhibition, you really lose track of time. We spent 5 hours there (including a 30 minute lunch break) and had to skip the last 20% of the museum due to the fact that it closes at 5 PM. You need to allocate at least 5-6 hour, if you want to make the most of the interesting, relevant, and thorough exhibitions on culture, history, industry, war, etc.
Friendly staff, clean rest rooms, good (but costly) food in the cafe, great spot approx. 15 minute walk from the Seattle Center. Do not go to Seattle without visiting MOHAI.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Seattle's beginning through its development and current high tech industry, this is a well-done museum. Several school groups came through while we were there and the kids seemed enthused and interested. A cafe with delicious sandwiches, pastries, and coffee overlooks Lake Union and the historic boats docked there. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum covering Seattle's history from the its founding till date. There is also a small room with the entire story of Boeing. There is also a temporary exhibit on Seattle during World War 1 and it is a must visit. Also, make sure that you do not miss the movie on the Great Seattle Fire. Its a beautiful presentation. The outside of the museum is not bad either. It is on the banks of Union Lake and the ships and boats docked on either side is a sight for sore eyes. The Park in front of the museum is an ideal picnic spot also and a great place to rest.

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