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Seattle for Free

July 11, 1998

Pike Place Market (1st Avenue and Pike Street; telephone [206] 682-7453), a waterside fish and produce market, is probably Seattle's most famous market, is probably Seattle's most famous free attraction. Here are some others in the area:

BOEING TOUR CENTER: Tour of huge assembly plant for 747 and 767 aircraft. Everett, just north of Seattle. (206) 544-1264

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COAST GUARD MUSEUM: Collections of memorabilia, uniforms and guns. Arctic icebreakers are often moored nearby. Pier 36, 1519 Alaskan Way South; (206) 217-6993

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HIRAM CHITTENDEN LOCKS: Locks (similar to Panama Canal, but smaller) that raise and lower boats 27 feet between salt and fresh water. Visitors Center: (206) 783-7059.

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KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: Museum on the Gold Rush of 1897; sister to a park in Skagway, Alaska. 117 S. Main St.; (206) 553-7220.

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LUNCHTIME CONCERTS: Music from classical to rock to jazz on many summer days. Westlake Park, 4th Avenue and Pine Street. Schedule posted on park's bulletin board.

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METRO BUSES: Downtown Ride Free Zone is even blocks wide, 20 blocks long; (206) 553-3000.

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SEATTLE ART MUSEUM: Free on first Thursday of the month. Major Asian, African and Pacific Northwest collections, and more. 100 University St. (206) 654-3255.

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WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM: Major horticultural collection of Pacific Northwest species. 2300 Arboretum Drive East: (206) 543-8800.

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WINERY TOURS, TASTINGS: Chateau Ste. Michelle, (425) 488-3300, and Columbia Winery, (425) 488-2776. Woodinville, a Seattle suburb.

Source: Seattle King County News Bureau

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