Seattle’s waterfront piers 54 through pier 56 provides some fun sights for visitors and locals alike. It’s also a great place to pick up funny souvenirs or stock up on Seahawks gear.
We popped into Wings Over Washington, a relatively new attraction that’s Washington’s version of Disney’s Soaring Over California. Riders will soar past the seaside cliffs of the Olympic National Forest and zoom over the San Juan Islands just to name a few.
Wings Over Washington opened in Spring of 2017. It’s such a a neat attraction we’ve done it twice since it’s opened.
A visit to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on Pier 54 is a Seattle classic. The dime museum and souvenir shop opened in 1899 and has been handed down through 4 generations. It contains quite a few interesting “exhibits”, like the world’s smallest shrunken head.
Russian Nesting Dolls
To the left is Sylvester, who died sometime before 1880. He looks to be 110 years old but at the time of death, he was actually between 35-40 years old.
This rather gruesome looking woman to the left is Sylvia, who has been a resident of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop since the 1960s. She’s an immigrant from Spain who came to the New World in the first part of the 1800s. She died in her early thirties of tuberculosis.
The learning tool to right is Medical Ed, who is over 100 years old and is an “anatomical preparation” made from a real human head and skin.
If Ye Olde Curiosity Shop isn’t exactly your cup of tea, Seattle’s piers hold other attractions like the Seattle Aquarium, the Great Wheel, and Argosy Cruises.