Seattle's Observation Deck was built in 1962 for the World's
Fair and has come to be an international symbol of the city. The
605-feet (184-metre) structure was once the tallest building west
of the Mississippi, and has been Seattle's top tourist destination
since it opened.
Museum of Flight
Seattle's largest museum is partially housed in the restored
1909 hangar that was Boeing's original manufacturing plant. The
museum charts the fascinating story of flight through a selection
of relics and exhibits, along with some of the world's most famous
planes. Aircraft on display include a 747 jumbo jet and Concorde,
as well as the first presidential jet, Air Force One.
Pike Place Market
Having opened in 1907, the famous Pike Place Market is one
of America's oldest continually operated farmers' markets, and is
arguably Seattle's most popular attraction. Set on a sloping hill,
the market occupies 13 buildings over a nine-acre site. As well as
the stalls piled high with locally-grown produce, there is also a
wide variety of unique shops - such as comic book and antique
dealers, and the original Starbucks coffee shop - which has ensured
the market's popularity to the present day.