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Seattle attractions / continued

  • Klondike Goldrush National Historic Park - In 1996 the international significance of the Klondike Gold Rush was officially recognized by Canada and the United States with the creation of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park. The Seattle unit, located in the Pioneer Square Historic District, commemorates the origin for many of the stampeders who headed off to the Klondike region.

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  • Panama Hotel & Teahouse - Built in 1910 by Japanese architect Sabro Ozasa, through the years it has served as a home for generations of Japanese immigrants, Alaskan fisherman and international travelers. The building houses the only remaining Japanese bathhouse (sento) left intact in the United States. Currently the hotel serves as a Historic place to stay while visiting Seattle and porthole view into Seattle's past and present.

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  • Pike Place Market - The history of Pike Place Market is as rich and colorful as Seattle itself. Its nine acres and 100 years of operation encompass thousands of unique and interesting stories stories of immigration, internment, gentrification and urban renewal that explain why Pike Place Market is called "The Soul of Seattle." Pike Place Market is internationally recognized as America's premier farmers' market and it attracts ten million visitors a year, making it one of Washington's most frequently visited destinations.

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  • Pioneer Square - Settled in 1852 and burned to the ground in 1889, Seattle's historic Pioneer Square district features beautifully restored architectural masterpieces, including buildings designed in the Second Renaissance-Revival, Beaux-Arts Classical, and Richardsonian-Romanesque styles, one of the largest collections of unique architecture in the United States.

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  • Smith Tower - Built from the fortune of typewriter and rifle magnate Lyman C. Smith (Smith-Corona typewriters and Smith "long" rifles), the Smith Tower was Seattle's first skyscraper. Opening on July 4th, 1914 and topping out at 42 stories, the Smith Tower was the fourth tallest building in the world. It remained the tallest west of Chicago for almost 50 years.

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  • Space Needle - Built in 1962, the Space Needle served as the symbol of that year's World's Fair. It has since become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Space Needle is privately owned.

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  • Stonington Gallery - Located in historic Pioneer Square at 119 South Jackson Street the gallery is part of Seattle's traditional art district, offering three floors of outstanding masterworks. Stonington has become an invaluable resource for collectors worldwide, showcasing the best artists of Northwest Coast and Alaskan art.

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