The Atlas Obscura Guide To Seattle
126 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Seattle, Washington
Updated May 26, 2023
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A Feminist Road Trip Across the U.S.
Atlas Obscura has a tradition of exploring the stories of women who changed the world, from wildlife biologists and mountain climbers to Civil War spies and tattoo artists. To celebrate these daring women who struck out on their own, we’ve put together a cross-country road trip. Over 12 stops and more than 3,000 miles, this route will give you a front-row seat to women’s history in America.
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This Bird's Mating Dance Is Full of Stomp and Pomp
The great argus uses its unusual wing feathers to maximum, eye-catching effect.
by Gemma Tarlach
The Precious, Precarious Work of Queer Archiving in the Pacific Northwest
Local legacy-keepers are working to ensure that the histories aren't lost or forgotten.
by Emma Banks
This Seattle Arts Building Was Once an Immigrant Detention Center
Inscape Arts takes its name from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or INS.
by Evan Peterson
During the 1918 Flu Epidemic, Pet Parents Put Masks on Their Cats
Yancia the bulldog even made the local paper: "This Seattle Dog Wears Flu Mask."
by Anne Ewbank
The Forgotten Trans History of the Wild West
It was a frontier in more ways than one.
by Sabrina Imbler