Seattle Underground Tour
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- 61%Family Travelers
- 61%Local Culture
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Member Reviews (53)
- Seattle Underground TourMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Sep 29, 2012
Seattle is a fantastic city to walk. There are numerous walking tours specializing in food, chocolate, coffee - you name it. The Underground Tour in Pioneer's Square is great fun: http://www.undergroundtour.com/ and offers something a little different and definitely off the beaten path.
- Seattle Underground TourMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Apr 23, 2013
If you're a history buff or like to listen to stories, this is the tour for you. They talk about the alternative stories of Seattle that aren't mentioned in history books. The guides are really into it, too, which keeps it engaging. Glad I took time to try this tour out.
- Seattle Underground TourMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 30, 2014
Interesting history about Seattle. Emily, who gave the 20 minute intro speech, was funny! Our tour guide was friendly but not memorable or funny. The underground was neat to see if anything, just to say I have seen it. Tour is a bit pricey for what it was. Would still recommend to others. Do it at least once.
- Seattle Underground TourMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Oct 28, 2013
Back in June of 1889, much of the original city of Seattle burned down in the Great Seattle Fire (thankfully, everyone made it out okay). The industrious Seattleites built a new city on top of the ruins and it continues to thrive to this day. The Seattle Underground Tour is a unique guided experience in some of the remaining structures and streets from Old Seattle, with a good dash of humor and adventure. It's great for families who like history with a little spice and wit.
- Seattle Underground TourMar 25, 2013
I'm always a little weary of particularly tourist-y things on my travels, but the idea that I could finally see what historians are talking about when they say that we simply build on top of our old cities roped me in. I'm glad it did.
Interestingly enough, though, the sights weren't the most exciting part. It was neat to see the old rooms and the few remaining storefronts, but the real treasure was the tour guide and the resources at the end of the tour. Our guide was charming and obviously interested in what he was sharing, and fielded questions from the more... 'aggressive' question askers with ease and humor. While I didn't take the no-holds-barred red light district tour, the group still learned plenty about the founding role of prostitution, its excitingly powerful and cunning women, and other more illicit goings-on via some amusing (and historically relevant) euphemisms. I spent a good hour in the small museum/gift shop at the end of the tour, where there are artifacts recovered from the tunnels as well as an array of old newspaper clippings and bios of the more interesting characters from Old Seattle.
I would recommend this tour to anyone in Seattle, either living there currently or only visiting for a couple of days. It's that good.
- Seattle Underground TourMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 29, 2013
Very informative about the history of Seattle, urban planning and how it goes right and wrong especially as plumbing was introduced.
The thing that I really had not realized when I took this tour was how geographically isolated Seattle was when it was founded. We take the roads, airplanes, and even rail access for granted and forget that it was not long ago that a place like the pacific northwest was a hard place to get to.
- Seattle Underground TourDec 14, 2012
I don't know why this tour got such bad reviews, but I actually really enjoyed it. I didn't experience any ghostly chills or phenomenons but I suppose the stories that are told are good enough.
I want to go back for the 21+ night tour where you get a free drink at the end, but unfortunately the times are weird and my flight will get in next time too late for the tour.
Our tour guide was a lady who was pretty funny and made every story very entertaining. She took us through the nooks and crannies and explained every question thoroughly and completely. The tour is 90 minutes long and does require quite a bit of walking as well as climbing up and down stairs but I definitely thought it was fun and worth while. It was cheap and I learned so much about Seattle that I never knew.
I wouldn't even have found out about the tour save for one of my friends who looked it up despite the ratings and decided to go. I hope one day I can take the night tour :)