Midmarket: The Geek's Guide to Seattle

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-04-14
 
 
 

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.

Museum of Communications

Microsoft Visitors Center

Visitors can explore the products, culture and history of Microsoft, with exhibits displaying everything from the latest innovations to the first personal computer.

Microsoft Visitors Center

Museum of History and Industry

The museum collects, preserves and presents the history of the Pacific Northwest with exhibits, programs and its collection of nearly 4 million historic artifacts, archives and photographs.

Museum of History and Industry

Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

Dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music and science fiction, the project was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and is adjacent to the Space Needle and the Seattle Center Monorail, which runs through the building. Photo credit: Go Card USA

Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

Amgen Helix Bridge

The 420-foot pedestrian bridge spans 11 railroad tracks. The three-dimensional helix design represents DNA research conducted at biotechnology firm Amgen's Seattle facility.

Amgen Helix Bridge

Seattle Laser Dome

Located in the Pacific Science Center, this is the place to visit if you've been waiting to cross that Laser Floyd show off your bucket list. 'Nuff said.

Seattle Laser Dome

Space Needle

Essential, if a little obvious. The defining landmark of the city was built for the 1962 World's Fair and features an observation deck at 520 feet, a rotating restaurant and that iconic retro-Jetsons architecture. Photo credit: Yatharth

Space Needle

The Museum of Flight

Showcased here is a collection of more than 150 historic air and spacecraft and related artifacts, including a permanent exhibit on the principles of flight and air traffic control.

The Museum of Flight

Pacific Science Center

The museum is composed of eight buildings, including two IMAX theaters, one of the world's largest laser domes, a tropical butterfly house, a planetarium and hundreds of hands-on science exhibits. Photo Credit: Jason Ayres Gift Enevoldsen

Pacific Science Center

Seattle Monorail

The nation's first full-scale commercial monorail system was built for the 1962 World's Fair and still runs the original Alweg trains, which have served the line ever since its opening and were built in 1961. Photo credit: Joe Mabel

Seattle Monorail

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