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When the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
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When the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

Examining Unique Seattle architecture
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Seattle was named the #1 US City for Culture in May 2016 by Outside Magazine.

Photo: Visit Seattle

A souvenir mug from the first Starbucks near Seattle's Pike Place Market
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Starbucks, the world's largest coffee shop chain, began in Seattle.

Photo: Shawn Nichols

The Space Needle overlooking Puget Sound
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Festive holiday carousel ride in Seattle
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Visit Seattle

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Holidays in Seattle

November and December

Museum of Flight, part of the Seattle Museum Month
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Visit Seattle

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Seattle Museum Month

February

Sampling the wine at Taste Washington
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Kristen Marie Parker

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Taste Washington

March