WTS Wednesday – Our Favorite Historical Buildings & Museums (Touring Seattle With WildTangent Studios)

Hello ‘Tangenter!


For a 100-year-old building, Smith Tower looks great. Something tells me I won’t look that well-restored when I’m that age…

Tour like a local with WildTangent Studios!

Will you be in the Seattle area? Or, would you just like to take an online armchair journey to some of our favorite places?

Today, I’ll be sharing some of what we locals consider the best historic buildings and museums in Seattle. These are the places we go for that local flavor.

Our Favorite Historical Buildings & Museums

Smith Tower

  • Smith Tower celebrates its 100th anniversary next year! It’s a true piece of Seattle history and an iconic landmark. The old office buildings in downtown Seattle (like this one) are exquisite inside. Many of them look the way they did when they were built in the early 1900s.

The Seattle Central Public Library

  • Maybe it seems weird to make the library a destination, but this library not only looks amazing (click that link and check out that architecture!), but it also hosts tons of really cool events. Author readings, chamber music, art displays… are just a sampling of what you’ll find.

The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center

  • This cool museum has FREE admission and lets you experience the epic gold rush of Canada’s Yukon gold fields! See just how important Seattle was at this pivotal point in history.

The University of Washington

  • Not only are there a ton of galleries, gardens and museums, but they have the most beautiful cherry blossoms in The Quad in the early spring. Many of the buildings are stunning – check out Suzzallo library, in particular. Also, go Huskies!

If that’s not a beautiful place to learn, I don’t know what is.

Thanks to the crew at WildTangent Studios for the suggestions!
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2 Responses to “WTS Wednesday – Our Favorite Historical Buildings & Museums (Touring Seattle With WildTangent Studios)”

  1. Nicole K. November 7, 2013 at 2:44 PM #

    I haven’t been to the Klondike Gold Rush Museaum since I was little! Thank you for the reminder that it is right around the corner from us here at The Nolo at Stadium Place too!

    • Mari November 7, 2013 at 3:20 PM #

      Yay! I’m glad that you found the post helpful. :) If you visit, let us know what your favorite part is!

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