Pioneer Square is Seattle's oldest neighborhood, and it wasn't always a pleasant place to visit. The Underground Tour takes v... More
Underground Tour (The)
Pioneer Square is Seattle's oldest neighborhood, and it wasn't always a pleasant place to visit. The Underground Tour takes visitors around Pioneer Square above ground and also to a hidden Seattle that now lies underground. About 25 square blocks of Pioneer Square have hollow spaces under the sidewalks, thanks to peculiarities of the reconstruction after the great Seattle fire of 1889. Cash and traveler's checks only are accepted. ATM is on-site.
This was my second tour of The Underground. My parents were in town and wanted to go. They loved it and I enjoyed hearing it all again. I had the same tour guide, Terilynn and she was great. You learn lots about Seattle. I recommend this to anyone, even kids, as it has historical info, as well as the spookiness kids will love.
Yes, the history of Seattle is interesting, what with Skid Road, toilets that flushed upwards and the great fires of the nineteenth century. But is a tour of moldy, dimly lit concrete walkways, replete with witty banter, worth $9? That's up to you.
Personally, my kids and I found it interesting, but not worth the total cost.