Midmarket: The Geek's Guide to Seattle

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-04-14 Print this article Print
Museum of Communications

Museum of Communications

Formerly known as the Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum, visitors here can view a model of Alexander Graham Bell's first successful creation of a telephone and several other hands-on exhibits.
Home to the futuristic Space Needle, monorail and architecture by world-renowned architects Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas, Seattle also hosts a range of museums dedicated to all things geeky, and is of course home to the granddaddy of geek holy sites, Microsoft's campus (located outside the city in Redmond). The Microsoft Visitor Center is open to all employees and visitors to the Microsoft campus, and the company recently announced the launch of the Microsoft Art Exhibition Series, a rotating art series on display throughout the year in its new gallery space at The Commons, the "town center" of the Microsoft campus. Aside from Microsoft and well-known landmarks such as the aforementioned Space Needle, the seaside city boasts such geek meccas as the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, a museum dedicated to the history of flight and old-school geek attractions like a massive laser dome (hey, how else are you going to get your Laser Floyd fix?). Many of the attractions listed below offer fun and information for geeks of any age, so bringing your family along for the ride is a great way to spread the nerdiness around.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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