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  • 1. Chihuly Garden and Glass

    Central District | Museum/Gallery

    Just steps from the base of the Space Needle, fans of Dale Chihuly's glass works will be delighted to trace the artist's early influences—neon...Read More

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  • 2. G. Gibson Gallery

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    Vintage and contemporary photography is on exhibit in this elegant corner space, including work by the likes of Michael Kenna, Walker Evans...Read More

  • Greg Kucera Gallery

    3. Greg Kucera Gallery

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    One of the most important destinations on the First Thursday gallery walk, this gorgeous space is a top venue for national and regional artists...Read More

    Greg Kucera Gallery
  • Henry Art Gallery

    4. Henry Art Gallery

    University District | Museum/Gallery

    This large gallery is perhaps the best reason to take a side trip to the U-District and consistently presents sophisticated and thought-provoking...Read More

    Henry Art Gallery
  • Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

    5. Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

    Central District | Museum/Gallery

    Formerly EMP, Seattle's most controversial architectural statement is the 140,000-square-foot complex designed by architect Frank Gehry, who...Read More

    Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
  • Pacific Science Center

    6. Pacific Science Center

    Central District | Museum/Gallery

    If you have kids, this nonprofit science center in the heart of Seattle is a must-visit, home to more than 200 indoor and outdoor hands-on exhibits...Read More

    Pacific Science Center
  • 7. Seattle Art Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Sculptor Jonathan Borofsky's several-stories-high “Hammering Man” greets visitors to SAM, as locals call this pride of the city’s art scene...Read More

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  • 8. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

    International District | Museum/Gallery

    The only museum in the United States devoted to the Asian Pacific American experience provides a sophisticated and often somber look at how...Read More

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  • 9. AXIS Pioneer Square

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    Soaring 18-foot ceilings, classic brick arches, and antique wood floors make a dramatic backdrop for monthly rotating exhibits with a contemporary...Read More

  • 10. Bellevue Arts Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A real feather in Bellevue's cap, this museum presents sophisticated exhibits on craft and design, with a focus on regional artists. Past exhibitions...Read More

  • 11. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

    South Lake Union | Museum/Gallery

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has some lofty goals, and it's here, across the street from Seattle Center, where you get to witness...Read More

  • 12. Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

    University District | Museum/Gallery

    Founded in 1899, the Burke is the state's oldest museum, featuring exhibits that survey the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. Highlights...Read More

  • 13. Davidson Galleries

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    Davidson has several different departments in one building: the Contemporary Print & Drawing Center, which holds the portfolios of 50 print...Read More

  • 14. Flury & Co

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    One of the largest collections of vintage photographs by Edward Curtis, along with Native American antiques, traditional carvings, baskets,...Read More

  • 15. Foster/White Gallery

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    One of the Seattle art scene's heaviest hitters has digs as impressive as the works it shows: a century-old building with high ceilings and...Read More

  • 16. Frye Art Museum

    First Hill | Museum/Gallery

    In addition to its beloved permanent collection—predominately 19th- and 20th-century pastoral paintings—the Frye hosts eclectic and often avant...Read More

  • 17. Gallery 110

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    Gallery 110 works with a collective of 30 contemporary artists (primarily Northwest-based) showing pieces in its small space that are energetic...Read More

  • 18. James Harris Gallery

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    One of Seattle's oldest and most respected galleries, James Harris Gallery is known for creating small shows that selectively and impeccably...Read More

  • 19. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    A tiny yet delightful museum illustrating Seattle's role in the 1897–98 Gold Rush in the Klondike region, this gem is located inside a historic...Read More

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  • 20. Last Resort Fire Department Museum

    Pioneer Square | Museum/Gallery

    Occupying the bottom floor of the Seattle Fire Department's headquarters, the museum includes eight historic rigs from Seattle dating from the...Read More

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