Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Chess-ter on September 21, 2004

I think the city of Seattle is very interesting. Some of Seattle's underground has been converted into shops, bars, and bookstores...almost anything you can think of! But the part of the underground the Bill Speidel tour explores showed us just how the city got started.

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.

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

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