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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Just a tourist trap now

Used to come here as a kid and was looking forward to seeing it again. Seems like the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Interesting tourist trap

Just another tourist trap on the waterfront that kind of cool. Had some cool artifacts in the back... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“gag gifts”(5 reviews)
“for sale”(11 reviews)
Not just tourist trinkets but, for starters, shrunken heads and pigs with three tails this curiosity shop is sure to whet your curiosity for the bizarre.
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1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104-1028
+1 206-682-5844
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to come here as a kid and was looking forward to seeing it again. Seems like the exhibits haven't changed (or been cleaned) since my childhood experience here. Not sorry I went but don't think that I will be back. There isn't an admission...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CJ J
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Just another tourist trap on the waterfront that kind of cool. Had some cool artifacts in the back of the store but that was about it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rambo4567
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I took the grandchildren here and they LOVED it. Everything in here is legit, and exactly what they claim it to be. It's kitschy as all get out -- but that's what I love about it. Look up -- there's a ton of cool stuff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Andy6714, Owner at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

A wonderful gift shop with many novel exhibits. It was my first time to see shrunken heads. Really remarkable and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank solitarypeak
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Interesting store filled with oddities but also some good souvenirs. Staff seem not to be up on some of the nicer items for sale. But they were friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lee A
Reviewed 6 October 2018

It has been a Seattle staple for years and is always a fun place to go. One armed bandit that gives you a token, mummies, oddities and of so much more. Souvenirs galore and cute trick gifts as well as cards and even fudge. When...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank chefedl
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Must stop at the Seattle Pier area (if you’re in the area). Very interesting, unusual collection of artifacts in addition to a very unusual collection of souvenirs and outlandish gifts. I would not consider this a must do, stand alone tourist destination; however, meaning I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Review-skiiii
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Stopped in here while waiting for our harbor cruise. This place is cool inside, there is so much to see. There are odds and ends everywhere and randomly there was fudge. I found a cool industrial animal made from bolts and piping that I bought....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mrs_MeganR_H
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I’m embarrassed to say, I think I came here 6 times before I really noticed the oddities. Sad I know. I was focused on souvenirs and gifts for others. I saw this place on travel channel and came back especially for the oddities. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The most eccentric and eclectic store I have seen. Wall to wall things for everyone. Place was jam packed, more than any other store on the pier.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael E
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