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Pioneer Square

Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
+1 206-667-0687
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Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.
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  • Average30%
  • Poor11%
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Yesler Street & 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Pioneer Square
+1 206-667-0687
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews this area is where the underground tours take place. The area is a bit run down however, the architecture holds some history and is worth strolling through on your way to the waterfront.

1  Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 1 week ago

the underground tour was nothing great for the money. You walked down stairs then upstairs several times. the basements were at one time the street level but they raised the streets and closed off the first floor. Almost nothing to see.

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of great architecture around this area. It is a nice stroll and take in the sights. We saw buskers and did not notice any homeless people of hecklers as some have expierienced.

Thank Lini999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They suck you in - you think you need to stay around here to be centrally located but the shelters and missions are here for the entire homeless population of Seattle - stay closer to Pike Market.

Thank SuzyKC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history and want to hear about the history of Seattle this is the tour for you. I found it to be very interesting. As others have said there is a lot of up and down old stairs. If you have mobility issues...More

Thank lfogo60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special: you can skip this place full of homeless people unless you want to go for a underground tour. Or if you want to eat here because there is a lot of places you can do it.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pioneer square is nothing special. A lot of homeless people hanging around. There are some cool shops with a bit of history here but not a particular activity I would recommend or repeat.

Thank 65pjb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice very informative about the way they rebuilt the awning from the family that built it first

Thank nelliot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the hangout for all of Seattle's homeless population. They are there to heckle the tourist. Other than the underground tour, there is nothing really great to see there. Even the totem pole is a reproduction.

2  Thank Rob A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is named Pioneer Square for a reason and we didn't learn it until we had our small plane ride around the city. The initial settlement in the area by Europeans was across the bay but this is number 2. The area is perfectly...More

1  Thank Russell C
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25 November 2015|
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Response from Cheryl H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can only go with a tour but it is well worth it!