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Seattle in a Week

An August 2006 trip to Seattle by zeeterman

Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame Photo, More Photos
Quote: Cramming in as much as possible in our week-long trip to Seattle.
Sutton Suites Photo, Seattle, Washington
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A great hotel for people on a budget. Located close to the SEATAC airport and bus stop. We stayed a week which got us a $50 a night rate. What's really great about this place is it comes with a full kitchen. We saved substantially by buying and cooking our own food. There's a nearby Safeway grocery to get your supplies. Also conveniently located across the street from a Dollar Car Rental place. Also nearby restaurants. Free WiFi if you have a laptop. Free continental breakfast. Free shuttle to and from the airport. Very friendly staff.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

Sutton Suites
3423 South 160th Street
Seattle, Washington 98188
(206) 431-6884

Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame

Attraction | "Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame"

Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame Photo,
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A must if you're a science fiction fan. Plenty of original movie and TV props and displays of historic importance. Captain Kirks bridge chair from the original set. The Alien queen from Aliens. Planet of the Apes costumes. Plenty of weapons and costumes to see. You'll easily spend a couple of hours checking everything out. No photography allowed inside unfortunately. A bit pricey, but you can get 2 for 1 coupons from the Seattle Entertainment Book like we did.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame
325 5th Ave, N
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 724-3428

EMP Museum at Seattle Center

Attraction | "Experience Music Project (EMP)"

Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame Photo,
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A must for any Rock and Roll music fan. Plenty of original band outfits and instruments of historic importance to see here. Huge Jimi Hendrix collection including clothes, original letters and lyric sheets, instruments, a recording console and tapes from his studio, etc. Also there are a number of interactive things to do, like recording demos, playing instruments, etc. The kids will love that! A bit pricey, but you can get 2 for 1 coupons from the Seattle Entertainment Book like we did.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

EMP Museum at Seattle Center
325 Fifth Ave North
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 770-2700

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

Attraction | "Underground Tour (The)"

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour Photo, Seattle, Washington
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I had high expectations for this. But I was a little disappointed. They basically take you down into several sub-basement rooms underneath existing buildings that used to be above ground. Seattle actually built on top of the old city after a major fire. I was expecting to see more old storefronts and more apparent evidence of a city that once was. But mostly it was just long extended basement rooms. I think the quality of the walking tour depends on which tour guide you get. This would be fine if it didn't cost more than say $5. Unfortunately, the cost is currently $11 with no discount coupons to be found. Worth maybe doing once if you never have. Otherwise skip it.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
608 First Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98104
206 682 4646

Fremont Baptist Church

Attraction | "Fremont"

The Rocket Photo, Seattle, Washington
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If you have half a day free when in Seattle, I suggest you go hang out awhile in a neighborhood called Freemont. This seems to be a most interesting counter-culture type neighborhood. Lots of punks, artists, and musician types seem to gravitate to this area. There are some interesting shopping options here, but there are Roadside Attractions you don't want to miss.-The Fremont Troll, located at N. 36th St.-Under the Aurora Avenue Bridge (aka George Washington Bridge). This is a giant sculpture of a Troll made of cement. You'll be amazed at the size! -The Rocket, located at Evanston Ave. & North 35th St. They've basically mounted a real cold war era Russian rocket onto a bu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

Fremont Baptist Church
717 North 36th St
Seattle, Washington 98103
+1 206 632 7994

Twin Peaks TV Filming Sites

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The Roadhouse Photo,
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We took a day and drove out of Seattle on I-90 East thru the scenic mountains in search of TV filming sites. First on our list were Twin Peaks sites. Taking the Preston exit, we proceeded to Fall City. There at the intersection with 202 was The Colonial Inn (used as The Roadhouse). The Colonial was out of business, but looked as it did in the show. We also saw the small outbuilding behind the Colonial (The Bookhouse). We then turned right on 202 South East and proceeded to Snoqualmie Falls. At the base of the falls is the Salish Lodge. It appears on your right as you enter Snoqualmie City Limits. The Salish was used as the exterior for the Great Northern in Twin Peaks. Snoqualmie Falls itself was a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2007

Northwest Mining Co. Photo,
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We took a day and drove out of Seattle on I-90 East thru the scenic mountains in search of TV filming sites. First on our list were Twin Peaks sites. Go to Twin Peaks TV Filming Sites and read that first. From North Bend, follow the 202 (North Bend Blvd) South to get back to I-90 and head East. This will take awhile. Get off at Exit 80, follow Route 903 East for 4 miles into Roslyn. Roslyn was of course used extensively as the town of Cicely Alaska in the TV show Northern Exposure. This place is like a standing movie set as you'll instantly recognize the place. Most of the series' locations can be found in the one-block business district. On one end you'll find the Roslyn Cafe Mural on a building, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2007