If you are a born and bred Seattleite and you feel like you have seen it all, trust me – you haven’t.
Say hello to Atlas Obscura Seattle – your definitive guide to Seattle’s wondrous and curious places!
Atlas Obscura brings a different way of looking at the world to the forefront. Think you won’t find anything new? Think again. Looking for that true hole in the wall place? They will lead you to it. As a community-based project, Atlas Obscura depends on a far-flung community of explorers to help them discover the amazing, hidden spots and share them with the world. Just imagine what you can find in the nooks and crannies of this city that is over 166 years old!
Atlas Obscura Seattle has some exciting explorations coming up!
The Center of the Universe: An Insider’s Tour (Fremont Walking Tour)
July 28, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Why is Fremont considered the “Center of the Universe?” Why does this neighborhood have a statue of Lenin? What secrets does the Doric Masonic Temple hold? What is the Solstice Festival all about? Join guide Megan Hanna as she walks with you exploring one of Seattle’s oldest and quirkiest neighborhoods. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Freeway Park Walking Tour
July 30, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Join Seattle native Beth Topping for a walking tour of the first freeway lid in the nation, a 5.2-acre urban space that is now a renowned Brutalist masterwork. Get to know the celebrated landscape architects and park masterminds Lawrence Halprin and Angela Danadjieva while Beth examines its major areas—including a breathtaking 30-foot concrete canyon built directly over the median strip of I-5. Click here to purchase your tickets.
August 13, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Learn about the history of mechanical music, some basic principals on how musical boxes work, and assemble your own music box in this mini-workshop with Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Monsters and Music Aboard Lady Washington
August 13, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Spend an evening aboard the tall ship Lady Washington with Shin Yu Pai, Head of the Pacific Northwest Obscura Society, and Atlas Obscura! Guests will spend two hours on Lake Union with lively performances by accordionist Kyle Hanson of The Murkies and tales of mythical sea monsters from Seattle author and filmmaker Daryle Conners. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Be on the lookout for future events with Atlas Obscura in Seattle!!