Seattle Day 2

Pioneer Square
The second day in Seattle started with the underground tour. I don't have any photos from the tour itself because the light conditions weren't the best but I really recommend it. Tour guide takes you literally under the streets and tells lots of fascinating things about Seattle history. There are two companies organizing the tours and they have different routes. We used  Beneath the Streets. Both start from Pioneer Square - they oldest area of Seattle.

Pioneer Square
As we were already into history we decided to pay a visit to the smallest National Park in US - Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. It's quite nicely set up and gives you a really good impression what it felt like to be there (or all the obstacles you had to overcome to even get there). If you like history then spare an hour for this small museum.

Close to Pioneer Square are Chinatown and International District. It's nice to pass by those places but you don't need much time there.

International District
I unfortunately didn't take any photos but there is a really bizarre looking building right next to the Space Needle - Experience Music Project Museum. The building itself looks so interesting that we just had to go and check it out.

I think it's quite a fun to go there as a kid or a teenager. They have all kind of movie props on display and you can watch some scenes from horror movies and listen to the different types of scary sounds/music used in horror movies. There are also sci fi and fantasy sections, plus music exhibitions. We went there only the second half of the day and actually didn't manage to see all the exhibitions before closing. So make sure you have enough time.

After spending time at EMP you can relax at the International Fountain which is located right next to the EMP. It was quite fun to see the kids running and playing in the water.

International Fountain
In the end of the day we went to ACT Theatre to see one contemporary play. I bought the tickets online and then just had to show up to the ticket counter to get the tickets. Easy! The building itself looks very nice from inside. The play itself gave me mixed feelings. The actors weren't bad at all but in the end I think the message that the play was supposed to give got somewhat lost and it was art for art's sake. Still, a nice way to end the day.

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