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Gas Works Park Tours

Gas Works Park is a public park on the site of a former coal gas plant that closed down in 1956. Several years later, the 19-acre site, which is sits in a beautiful location opposite downtown Seattle on the northern shores of Lake Union, was repurposed and turned into parkland. As one might already suspect, Gas Works Park offers unparalleled views of downtown Seattle, whose skyscrapers form an impressive skyline, but is also often called one of the strangest parks in the world. Since its architect, Richard Haag, aimed to retain as much of the original gas plant as possible, the park offers some very strange, albeit interesting sights, has won numerous awards all over the world for its groundbreaking design and was named a National Historic Landmark for preserving this unique industrial structure. 

Some pieces of the abandoned gasification plant including gas generator towers as well as oil coolers and absorbers were left untouched, and their twisted ruins now raise up from the surrounding grass in artful shapes. Others, such as the former boiler and pump houses, have been turned into colorful play areas for kids or offer shelter for picnic tables and their occupants. An artificial hill, formed from left-over rubble and covered in fresh soil, now poses as the perfect grassy incline for flying kites and the surrounding lawns are used for relaxing and strolls, as well as the occasional event or gathering.

Practical Info

You can get to Gas Works Park either by public transit or by car. There is a big parking lot adjoining the green space and those arriving by bus should take bus number 26 to North 35th Street and Wallingford Ave and walk the remaining two blocks south. The park opens daily from 6am to 10pm.

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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise, Seattle, null
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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise

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Cruise Lake Union and enjoy the sights and sounds on this 2-hour cocktail cruise. Watch seaplane take-offs and landings up close and see the iconic Space ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Seattle Sailing Lesson on Lake Union, Seattle, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Seattle Sailing Lesson on Lake Union

Two-hour sailing lesson on Lake Union in Seattle with a professional captain to show you the ropes on a small, exciting boat that is electric and eco-friendly. ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise - Private, Seattle, Sailing Trips
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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise - Private

Experience Seattle aboard the city's only private cocktail cruise. While cruising Lake Union, you'll view seaplane take-off and landings up close and see the ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $300.00
Private Group Lake Front Mansion Cruise, Seattle, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Group Lake Front Mansion Cruise

Aboard your private Candere  you will be in the hands of a professional and in the lap of luxury. A talented bartender and skilled boat handler, your captain ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $520.00

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