A September 2004 trip
to Seattle by Chess-ter
Quote: My parents and I only had a day in Seattle, so we went to Pioneer Square, the site of the original town. Of course to really see the city's foundations, we had to go underground.
Attraction | "Bill Speidel's Underground Tour"
The tour starts in a building, and then you go down with your guide to a place beneath the streets. We heard about how this used to be the original Seattle. I liked seeing a real bank vault, no longer in use, of course. I liked how our guide made up jokes and banged the doors to scare off any rats we might otherwise have seen. The guide said you should try to avoid wearing open-toed shoes if you go on this tour because the tour's "pets" might think your toes are food for them to eat!!! I was kind of disappointed we didn't see any vermin, but my mom was happy we didn't. I don't think it really matters if you wear open-toed shoes, but you do have to go up and down a bunch of steps.
If you have kids with you, I suggest going on this tour. I am ten years old, and I thought the whole thing was interesting. I laughed and laughed, but I even learned a few things. I wish my teachers would take some lessons from the tour guides!
A little under two hours, this is a good activity for the whole family.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2004
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
608 First Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98104
206 682 4646