The Seattle Center, a 74-acre exhibition made in 1962 for the World’s Fair is a 605ft. space needle built for the “Century 21” exhibition. This is a very recognizable landmark in the city of Seattle and known throughout the world. The Experience Music Project, Science Fiction Museum, Hall of Fame and Pacific Center are also there. The Children’s Museum for the younger visitors, when designed, had this childlike imagination and energy in mind. Other enjoyable events in Seattle are the Bumbershoot, Folk Life and Bite of Seattle. These and other civic festivals are held here.
At the Pacific Science Center there are many exhibits that change but also many permanent. Some permanent ones include the Insect Village containing large robotic insects, Puget Sound Model and Saltwater Tide Pool, first alert weather center and Body Works with exhibits that you can test your reaction time. At the Scientific Playground children can be educated on what makes a motor engine work. There are also hands on displays such as lasers and holograms at the center, which consist of both indoor and outdoor displays.
Located right above the waterfront you will find the Pike Place Market. This farmers market celebrated 100 years of continuous operation back in 2007. For those who like people watching they will certainly be entertained by the vendors and tourists at this public market. At the market fresh produce, seafood and handcrafted items are all available at this exciting and busy market. There also are many restaurants and pubs to choose from when hunger sets in. There are many boats and freighters to watch in the bay below you and the variety of street performers. Seattle is also home to the first and original Starbucks Coffee.