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Pioneer Square

Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
+1 206-667-0687
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Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.
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Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Pioneer Square
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+1 206-667-0687
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This could be a really charming city area, with its old building and old trees. There are many good art galleries here, little cafes and coffee shops, and even a tram line comes here. There is Smith Tower nearby. The trees look beautiful in early...More

Thank MACKBA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited Pioneer Square to see this oldest part of Seattle, but we had been warned that it is a bit seedy. We walked around a little and saw some interesting buildings. In terms of safety, I would not go into this...More

Thank Scott K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While Pioneer Square has become a hangout for homeless and other indigents, it's also a pleasant rest stop for those walking around the city, and home of two underground tours. I recommend Bill Speidel's Underground Tour because you get the history with fun entertainment as...More

Thank grannyzip
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to walk, have a good coffee, breakfast or lunch and shop during daytime. We really enjoyed this old Seattle town. It has some great coffee shops, and especially the hand-made glass studio. There is also a underground shopping center at this area. By...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant area with a lot of high quality art galleries and pleasant restaurants. There are a lot of homeless in this area, but they don’t give problems.

Thank Ronald B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're from out of state and decided to take the train into Seattle from SeaTac. The Pioneer Square station is in a rough area after 7PM. There is a considerable homeless population and there were fights and police officers for a couple of blocks. I'm...More

2  Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the Queen Anne Hills section of the city. We took the D line and got off in Pioneer Sq at Columbia Street. This is where it all began. and is great little section of the city that you should include in...More

Thank Norma M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get a chance to do the Underground Seattle Tour its well worth it. Seeing the history of Seattle its a wonder how people ever persisted in building the city with the challenges they had. The tour is a great insight to how the...More

1  Thank Fidelio4271
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of construction going on- We first saw this area from a tour bus and then walking around with the Beneath the streets tour and although lots of history and old buildings, there are only a few shops and restaurants, There are quite a few...More

1  Thank Tranquillo
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Well, we hadn't got a good map I suppuse, mixing up the actual square and the namesake neighbourhood. And that's a nice one.

Thank Jurgen B
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24 November 2015|
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Response from Michele A | Reviewed this property |
You have to take a tour. It is not a connected labyrinth and access points require entering establishments and going into their basements or opening alleyway doors with keys. Anyway, the tours are cheap and interesting and... More
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