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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Interesting store

Interesting store filled with oddities but also some good souvenirs. Staff seem not to be up on... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Lee A
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Philadelphia, United States
Fun for any age

It has been a Seattle staple for years and is always a fun place to go. One armed bandit that... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
chefedl
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Canton, Ohio
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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
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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 1 week ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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?More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Andy6714, Owner at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry to hear that you had such a poor experience when you visited our shop! I hope you were able to see some of the things in our museum collection that we are known for: We have three real mummies (the one we call "Sylvester"...More

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