Seattle's Weird Attractions

 Visit this interactive map to view some of Seattle's Weirdest Attractions.

Seattle was founded around 1850 and while not the weirdest city in the world, it does have a few weird attractions and fun things to do.

Here are some of our favorites:

Gasworks Park

Gas Works Park is a 20.5-acre public park in Seattle, Washington that's located on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant. The park is open from 6 AM–10 PM and is free to enter.  Once there, you have a great view of Lake Union and Downtown Seattle, and one can walk up to the top of the hill, where you'll find a sundial and an amazing view.  There is a play area and kids can explore the old gasworks (safely). 

Seattle's Alki Beach Statue of Liberty

The statue is cool enough (it's a 6' tall replica of the real Statue of Liberty in New York) but the very cool thing about it is the setting, on Alki Beach in Seattle.  The whole Alki Beach area is cool and weird and sort of like a little Jersey Shore in the Summer.  Think volleyball, studly guys and shapely girls in bikinis, ice cream and bikers and skaters.  Parking's tough but worth it.  Lots of nice restaurants and bars too!  

Hat 'n' Boots

Oxbow Park is located in the heart of historic Georgetown. In 1953, Seattle artist Lewis Nasmyth was hired to "rustle up" a design for a western-style gas station in Georgetown. Featuring a 44-ft. wide cowboy hat and 22-ft. high boots, the Hat n' Boots opened the next year to a stampede of customers. In fact, for a time it was the biggest selling station in the state. Legend has it even Elvis dropped by when he was in town during the World's Fair in '62. But in the early 60's, a brand new interstate, I-5, started diverting traffic away from the station. By the late 80's it pretty much looked like trail's end for the Hat n' Boots. That's when some Georgetown residents saddled up to rescue the soul of their community. "The Hat n' Boots is as important to Georgetown as the Golden Gate Bridge is to San Francisco," says Allan Phillips, former director of the Georgetown Community Council. "If the Hat n' Boots were ever to be gone from Georgetown, it would be like losing our soul."  Hat 'n' Boots on Roadside America