From the city’s naturally unique culture to its citizens’ desire to be anything but normal, Seattle offers a fair amount of relatively strange things to do. Over the years, it has made history in the fields of technology, science, music, art, and—apparently—giant shoes. The most unusual commemorations and collections are found in the following art galleries and museums.
This shop/museum has been around since 1899. Through five generations, the Standley family has no doubt kept it entertaining. Venture inside to see mummies, shrunken heads, and four-legged chickens, or to touch the vertebra of the world’s largest whale. Do you need more convincing that Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is a must-visit? This place attracts over one million people every year—doesn’t that at least pique your curiosity?
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 682 5844
“Come in. Geek out.” Wanting to share the history of computing with the public, Paul Allen founded the extraordinary Living Computers: Museum + Lab. This technology haven features the world’s most extensive collection of restored computers from as early as the 1960s.