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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Sylvester lives

My Dad told me this place was a must so we made it happen. Fun, quirky little shop with the usual... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Catie I
Atlanta, Georgia
I found the store to be interesting - the rest of the group not impressed

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. It was very busy. The place is a mix of old school type... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Matt S
Humble, Texas
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“gag gifts”(5 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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Megan 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

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.

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 8 August 2018

My Dad told me this place was a must so we made it happen. Fun, quirky little shop with the usual magnets and such as well as quirky gag gifts like Trump toilet paper. We saw Sylvester and the "mermaid". Cool little opportunity to have...More

Thank Catie I
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We were hoping for something more than the usual garbage...no luck. It has maybe 5% you don’t often see but it’s all low quality. How did this place survive for over a century?

Thank JDSX
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. It was very busy. The place is a mix of old school type curiosities and the normal souvenir stuff you find in many of the stores along the dock. Displays of mummies behind glass cases and tons of...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 24 July 2018

If you choose to walk along the waterfront, this is a must stop. Check out all of the odd things acquired by this family since 1905. Great place for adolescents not wanting to walk any further.

1  Thank Gwen M
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for some fudge to snack on and lock at all the curiosities. Definitely an interesting collection of baffling, freakish, perplexing items. If you're visiting the water front take a peak, no need to buy just look at the collection on the walls.

1  Thank BrookHaines
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I expected to be in a museum with a shop but it ended up the other way around. I loved the gag gifts and sense of humor but wish the touristy stuff was more separate so you can see the displays.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I've been going to the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop since 1962 when I came to Seattle from my home, at that time, in North Dakota, to see the Seattle Worlds Fair. I still find it interesting. I hardly ever buy anything when I'm there, but...More

1  Thank Terry M
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