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Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pike Place Market is the oldest continually operating farmers' market in the United States. Founded in 1907, Seattle's downtown public market offers fresh produce, unique foods and handmade arts and crafts, overlooking Puget Sound's Elliott Bay waterfront.

Local farmers and craftspeople sell year-round in the arcades from tables they rent from the Market on a daily basis, and locals frequently stop by early in the morning to buy their fish, vegetables and flowers.

Here you can watch the market fishmongers toss around salmon, visit the first Starbucks Coffee Shop, enjoy the music and antics of street performers, and soak in the unique ambiance of Seattle's most popular attraction. This nine-acre historic district hosts over 10 million visitors each year.

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The Pike Place Market Sign on the waterfront.

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Of course they sell fresh lobster in the market.

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Eating fresh seafood with a view of the water; priceless.

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A closeup of Dungeness crab; looks like they bite.

pike place market seattle

This is Rachel, and she greets the thousands of people that visit Pike Place Market in Seattle, each and every day. This giant piggy bank weighs over 500 pounds, and is one of the most photographed items in all of Seattle.

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If Pike Place Market is anything, it's a fish market. Here locals and visitors alike can choose from a huge variety of fresh fish, and salmon is certainly one of the most popular selections. Most feel (including me) that King Salmon is the best, and note that most vendors in the market will ship your selection home for you.

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Do You remember the comedian George Gobel's famous quote, "Did you every feel like the whole world was a tuxedo and you were a brown pair of shoes?" Well, this little one seems to fit that quote perfectly.

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This is an early morning view of one of the shopping areas inside Pike Place Market, and as you can see many of the shops are yet to open. Incidentally, the Market Grill serves great seafood at a very fair price.

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The Pike Place Fish Market is best known for their habit of hurling customers' orders (usually salmon) across the shopping area, to be wrapped. Those slippery fish are difficult to catch, and there are times (for photographic purposes) a customer wants to get into the act. This women caught her purchase on the first try to a thunderous round of applause. This is a must stop if you visit Pike Place, but "Caution: Low Flying Fish."

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The absolutely delicious Dungeness crab is a very popular seafood across America and Canada. Its common name comes from the port of Dungeness, Washington.

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As you can see, everything is fresh in Pike Place Market.

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