Midmarket: The Geek's Guide to Seattle
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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