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Landmarks & Historical Places
Started in 1907, Pike Place Market is one of the oldest Farmers Markets in the country. This Seattle food market has grown from a few shanty booths where farmers sold their fresh produce directly to the customer, to a major Seattle attraction. Not only will you find fresh Northwest Produce, you’ll also find arts & crafts made by local artists, street performers and historical sites. Across the street from the market is the original Starbucks location. Open 361 days a year starting in early January, Pike Place Market is definitely a must see location.
During World War II, this shipyard was the primary location for repairing damaged battleships. Out of the eight ships that were bombed in Pearl Harbor, five of them were repaired at this shipyard. This historic location offers tours and often allows visitors to walk aboard ships. Located in Bremerton, WA and right next to the Puget Sound ferry dock.
This active stratovolcano is famous for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980. This eruption is considered the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. In 1982, Ronald Reagan created the Mount St. Helen’s Volcanic Monument. In 2006, the mountain was reopened to climbers wishing to reach the peak and view the crater. Drive time from JBLM to Mount St Helen’s is approximately 4 hours.
The Space Needle is known as the iconic symbol of Emerald City (Seattle). Located in the Seattle Center, the tower reaches a staggering height of 605 feet tall. The structure was designed by Edward E. Carlson and John Graham Jr. for the 1962 World’s Fair. Visitors can climb aboard the elevator to reach the Observation Deck, where you can dine at a full service restaurant while the deck does a full 360° rotation every hour.
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