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Seattle - Lake Union & Volunteer Park

    Lake Union
Historic ships Lake Union
    Lake Union Park – Small grassy park where you can watch the seaplanes for Victoria take off and land. This is a great picnic spot too. Also, historic ships are docked, a tugboat from 1889, a boat that carried freight and passengers from Vashon Island to Seattle, and other old ships.
      Ice Cream Cruise – Every Sunday, from 11pm – 3pm on the hour, take a 45 minute cruise around Lake Union on a pint-sized boat (ice cream is available on board).
    The Center for Wooden Boats – This center is dedicated to everything about building boats by hand. Watch traditional boat making, including dug outs for Native American canoes. Rent paddle boats, row boats, and sailboats to go out onto Lake Union.
      Chandler Cove – At Chandler Cove is a small playground with climbing structures and slides.
      Lake cruise – Go for a two hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, it’s just great to be out on the water. The cruise will take you past colorful houseboats on the lake, and there are views of Mt. Rainier when it’s clear. Lake cruises run year round, even on rainy days.
      Tip: A nice way to get to Lake Union is the spiffy Seattle Streetcar (Lake Union Trolley), South Lake Union Line. Pick up the streetcar at Westlake Center (5th Ave. and Olive Way), and ride to Lake Union Park.
    Volunteer Park
Volunteer Park
    Playground and picnic tables – Near to the E. Highland entrance to the park is a nice playground with climbing structures, a wading pool, picnic tables and grass next door.
    Climb up the water tower – Climb up the brick water tower, 106 steps to the top. Built in 1906, the water tower holds over 800,000 gallons of water that comes from the Cascade Mountains to the city. From the top of the tower, there are views through the trees of lakes, bridges and skyscrapers of Seattle.
    Seattle Asian Art Museum – Seattle has always had a vibrant Asian community, and this museum is a super introduction to the arts and culture of Asia. Out in front of the museum are two camel sculptures labeled, “Please climb on me.” Inside, children can curl up in the special kids’ room with tatami mats, pillows and arts projects. Check out two gilded guardian deities with super armor and supernatural powers, an Avalokitesvara with eleven heads and a thousand arms, tiny bronze statue of the Buddha at birth, sandstone carvings from India, Chinese emerald green dragon roof tiles.
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