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“Kitchsy, but Fun”

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Ranked #19 of 194 Shopping in Seattle
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Owner description: Not just tourist trinkets but, for starters, shrunken heads and pigs with three tails this curiosity shop is sure to whet your curiosity for the bizarre.
Reviewed July 20, 2012

This etablishment is just as much quirky museum as it is souvenier shop. Located on the waterfront, it reminds me of the old boardwalks of yore displaying oddities and vintage carnival machines. When in the area, stick in your head and while away a few entertaining minutes. Who knows? You may find some "must have" merchandise!

Thank armchair
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is kind of like Ripley's Believe it or not combined with a gift shop. Weird but it does catch your attention!

Thank dnkpowell
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

This is a great place to see if you're in Seattle for the first time. There aren't many things I would ever buy there but it's kind of an attraction in itself. They have shrunken heads and just REALLY random stuff, but it's really fun to just walk around and look at everything...kind of like your grandpa's attic. It's located right by the waterfront next to all of the piers- you could grab a coffee and walk around afterwards.

Thank Kristina E
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Some interesting artefacts on display at the back of the shop, including a mummified body, and some shrunken heads, but it's only a 5-10 minute activity. However, it is free, so worth popping in if you're nearby.

Thank DBPaul
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

This place is a blast! They not only have a mummy but they have two!!! Also shrunken heads and two headed animals also strange things from all around the world. You could easily spend a few hours there looking at everything after all it's wall to ceiling oddities galore!!! Little ones will really love this.

Thank StephaniePierce
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