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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Ranked #29 of 440 things to do in Seattle
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Owner description: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is a free public space where you can see and learn about the foundation's work and its efforts to help people around the world live healthy and productive lives.
Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

If you are in Seattle Centre the Gates Foundation is well worth your time. The visitors centre is set up to be very interactive and extremely inspiring. The centre also does not charge anything or even ask for donations as they would prefer to inspire you to be the change.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank dastew
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gates Foundation Visitor Center - Inspiring”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Gates Visitor Center is an excellent, interactive attraction for all ages. It challenges you to think about your role in the world and how you can give back. Beautifully designed and professeionally staffed. It is close the the space needle and worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Charitible Trip”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Bill and Melinda hit there mark on this one. I took my neice and nephew, and they were thrilled. interactive areas for the kids made it a hit. The Gates Foundation has done, and will continue to do so many wonderful good for the world.

Visited January 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is amazing!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The Gates Foundation has built a new campus right next to the Seattle Space Needle and other museums. The Visitor's Center is an amazing array or interactive, hands on, fun stations to help even the youngest kids to understand what the Foundation is doing, what the needs of the world are, and how to best tackle them. It is not a downer at all. It is a very inspiring and upbeat look at how we really can change the world for better. And it is right next to all the other major Seattle attractions. GO!!

Visited November 2012
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Southern California
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107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A must-see, in walking distance from the Space Needle”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is an interesting and informative stop, doubly so if you're traveling with teens. I had some idea of the work ot the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation before I arrived, but I was pleasantly surprised at the true scope of their work. This foundation is providing much needed aid around the world, teaching people how to improve their lives and create a future for their children. Go there. You'll be humbled by the experience. Hint: Park at Westlake Center and take the monorail to the Space Needle.

Visited November 2012
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