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Best Bargain Hunting In Seattle

December 8, 2010 2:07 PM

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Everyone loves a bargain and there are plenty to be found in Seattle in places ranging from stores to museums to tourist attractions.
nordstrom Best Bargain Hunting In Seattle

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Nordstrom Rack

1601 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 448-8522

A department store associated with Seattle, Nordstrom attracts crowds of bargain hunters to its Rack stores, including the one in downtown Seattle. Stock includes men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories marked down from Nordstrom’s department store and nordstrom.com. The inventory also includes stock purchased specially for Nordstrom’s Rack.

pikes Best Bargain Hunting In Seattle

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Pike Place Market

1st & Pike
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-7453

While historic Pike Place Market is one of Seattle’s best-known tourist attractions, it is also a popular spot for local bargain hunters, who search out the best buys from vendors selling fresh fish, produce, spices and other foods. Founded in 1907, the downtown market overlooks Elliott Bay and is the home of over 200 year-round vendors, plus farmers and artists who rent spaces to sell their wares on a seasonal basis. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. While Pike Place Market, its activity and atmosphere are free, guided tours are also available for a small fee. Cost: Adults, $10; Children (18 and under) and Senior Citizens (55 and over), $7.

musicexp Best Bargain Hunting In Seattle

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empsfm Best Bargain Hunting In Seattle

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Experience Music Project (EMP) &
Science Fiction Museum (SFM)

Experience Music Project (EMP)
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 770-2700

Science Fiction Museum (SFM)
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 724-3428

One admission price for two museums is a bargain. The Experience Music Program is a rock ’n roll museum located in a building designed by Frank Gehry. It features special exhibits as well as interactive displays. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame features exhibits and film festivals, in addition to housing the Hall of Fame that honors leading writers and creators in the field. Admission: Adults and Children (including Seniors, Students and Military), $12; Children aged five and under, Free. Admission is free the first Thursday of the month.

arbor Best Bargain Hunting In Seattle

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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Drive East
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 543-8800

Some of the best bargains are free, like the Washington Park Arboretum, whose 230 acres are open to the public at no cost. Pick up a map from the visitor’s center or stroll through the gardens and other natural areas on your own. It’s also a good place to walk your dog, as long as he’s kept on a leash. The Washington Park Arboretum is open daily, from dawn to dusk.

-By Ginny Frizzi

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