An­i­mal Parks & Zoos

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NORTH­WEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK Lis­ten to tales of the wild told by nat­u­ral­ists on a guided tram tour through this wildlife sanc­tu­ary, where moose, elk, bi­son, moun­tain goats and bighorn sheep roam over 725 acres of park­land. South of Puyallup off State Route 161, about 75 min­utes south of Seat­tle. 11610 Trek Drive E, 360.832.6117. Map 3 H13 POINT DE­FI­ANCE ZOO & AQUAR­IUM  See ma­rine wildlife from the north and south Pa­cific, red wolves, Su­ma­tran tigers and more. Get hands-on with sea stars and stingrays, and even get the chance to dive with sharks in the only warm-wa­ter shark dive in the Pa­cific North­west. 5400 N. Pearl St., Ta­coma, 253.591.5337. Map 3 G11 WOOD­LAND PARK ZOO  The 92-acre Wood­land Park Zoo is con­sid­ered one of the best in the world. See an­i­mals from around the world, in­clud­ing gi­raffes, tigers and pen­guins. Open daily 9:30 am- 4 pm. 5500 Phin­ney Ave. N, 206.548.2500. Ci­tyPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 2 B4 at­trac­tion and are avail­able on­line. Skip most at­trac­tion lines. Adults $74 and youth 4-12 $54.­ 888.330.5008. SEE IT ALL These mul­ti­ple-at­trac­tion passes in­clude plenty of op­tions for hot spots around town— cus­tom­ize ex­actly what you want to see for one dis­counted price. Op­tions in­clude the Space Nee­dle, Chi­huly Gar­den and Glass, the Seat­tle Aquar­ium, the Mu­seum of Flight, Wash­ing­ton State fer­ries and more. BENAROYA HALL The Seat­tle Sym­phony’s stately, $118 mil­lion home is the crown jewel of down­town’s re­vi­tal­iza­tion. Free tours gen­er­ally take place the third Mon­day of the month at noon and 1 pm, but check their web­site for a list of spe­cific dates.­tlesym­ 200 Uni­ver­sity St., 206.215.4747. Map 1 C7 CEN­TRAL WATER­FRONT A fa­vorite among vis­i­tors for its ac­tion and at­mos­phere, the Seat­tle water­front of­fers plenty of di­ver­sions. Visit piers 55 and 56 and dis­cover an ar­ray of in­ter­est­ing shops and restau­rants, as well as the Mar­itime Event Cen­ter and a gam­ing ar­cade com­plete with carousel. Ex­pe­ri­ence a wide range of North­west seafood at El­liott’s Oys­ter House and An­thony’s Pier 66, or climb aboard an Ar­gosy Cruise for a jaunt around Puget Sound or a din­ner cruise with lo­cal fare. Map 1 E9 FRE­MONT TROLL This beloved pub­lic art­work de­picts a large, fear­some troll de­vour­ing an ac­tual Volk­swa­gen un­der­neath the Au­rora Bridge. Cre­ated by a team led by Steve Badanes, the mixed-media troll weighs more than two tons and sports one good eye made of a hub­cap. He lives in the funky Fre­mont neigh­bor­hood. For more info, con­tact the Fre­mont Cham­ber of Com­merce at 206.632.1500. N. 36th St. at Troll Ave. N. Map 2 D5 HI­RAM M. CHITTENDEN LOCKS  The Army Corps of En­gi­neers main­tains the locks that link Puget Sound with the fresh wa­ters of Lake Union. Ad­mire ex­otic plants in the botan­i­cal gar­den (which hosts pic­nick­ers and out­door con­certs) and watch the salmon leap the fish lad­der from an un­der­wa­ter view­ing room. Open daily 7 am-9 pm. www.bal­lard­ 3015 N.W. 54th St., 206.783.7059. Map 2 B1 KEXP  In­de­pen­dent ra­dio sta­tion KEXP re­cently moved into a new home at Seat­tle Cen­ter. Visit the space to see DJs in ac­tion, catch live per­for­mances and grab a cof­fee from the La Mar­zocco Café lo­cated in­side. Find the sched­ule of per­for­mances and pub­lic in-stu­dio view­ing poli­cies on the web­site. Seat­tle Cen­ter, 472 First Ave. N, Map 1 B3 OLYMPIC SCULP­TURE PARK Walk among more than 20 out­door sculp­tures by ac­claimed artists in this nine-acre water­front park. Works in­clude “Wake” by Richard Serra and “Ea­gle” by Alexan­der

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