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“The best tacky tourist shop on the waterfront”

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Ranked #19 of 177 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.
Portland, Oregon
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240 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“The best tacky tourist shop on the waterfront”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is the perfect place to buy an unusual souvenir of your visit to Seattle or a gift for your slightly odd relative. I try to stop by whenever I’m in Seattle because it’s my favorite tacky tourist shop. Yes, they do have a lot of useless, but fun, crap but they also have some nicer items. On my last visit, I got a stylish surgical steel ring for $10.

Visited June 2012
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Utah
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“More touristy crap than you can shake a stick at!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We had a great time playing around with all their wacky/silly and sometimes flat out cheesy souvenir stuff. The shrunken heads, mummies, and many other curiosities were both interesting and disturbing; great viewing fun for boys who like gross/creepy stuff.

We bought some fudge (conveniently sold by the quarter pound - very nice to not need develop diabetes to enjoy a waterfront treat) and some water, leaving the mounds of souvenirs behind.

A fun stop while hanging out on the waterfront.

Visited August 2012
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Shop was very interesting!!!! A must see. Very crowded- recommend going early in the day. Can honestly say a lot of the "stuff" was unusual we especially found the shrunken heads very weird.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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95 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Kitchsy, but Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited June 2012
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Wrangell, Alaska
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179 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A fascinating little shop.”
3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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