Ferries of Seattle
Created June 1, 1951 and is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and third largest in the world . It carries nearly 23 million riders per year. The fleet consists of 20 auto-passenger ferries, and 2 passenger-only ferries. It operates 20 terminals on 9 routes making 450 trips a day.
Terminal 5 Park
This park was built by the Port of Seattle, and kids like the marine-theme play area. Follow the path over the little hill to the big pier. Climb to a high but safe viewing platform to see much of Seattle’s waterfront, Harbor Island freight yards and ships.
Alki Point Lighthouse
One of 13 along the shores of Puget Sound. The Coast Guard maintains this now automated 1913 icon. The tower is open on summer weekend afternoons.
This tower is a major symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The Space Needle is 605 feet high, 138 feet wide, and weighs 9,550 tons. It was built to withstand winds of up to 200 mph and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude.