City of Seattle, Washington, USA
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Founded in 1869, the City of Seattle is located in the State of Washington on Puget Sound, 113 miles (182 km) from the U.S.-Canadian border. Seattle is a commercial, cultural and advanced technology hub of the U.S. Pacific Northwest and a major port city for trans-Pacific and European trade. Surrounded by mountains and water, the greater Seattle area features picture-perfect views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round.
Seattle Tourist Attractions:
Seattle Centre is located on a low hill a little north of downtown. The most prominent feature of this 74-acre park and entertainment centre is the 605-feet tall Seattle Space Needle.
Seattle Centre is home to the Pacific Science Centre, the Children's Museum, The Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Seattle Opera, Intiman Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Seattle Children's Theatre, Experience Music Project and Key Arena, home of the Seattle Supersonics NBA Basketball Team and the Seattle Thunderbirds NHL Hockey Team. It also contains an amusement park, a video arcade, plus many shops, restaurants and fast food establishments.
The northern edge of the downtown district is bordered by Lake Union with the self-proclaimed "republic" of Fremont located on its northern shore. This funky neighbourhood with its offbeat shops, galleries and bistros sports its own rocket ship, a statue of Lenin and giant troll under its bridge. The old village of Ballard next to it has the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks where you can watch ships navigating the locks and salmon jumping up the fish ladders.