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The historic heart of North Seattle, Ballard's waterfront Fisherman's Terminal is the home port of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet (made famous by the TV show <em>Deadliest Catch</em>). The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (aka Ballard Locks) are a 1916 engineering marvel that connects freshwater Lake Washington and Lake Union with Puget Sound in a 26-ft drop. The Locks attract visitors with botanical gardens, hiking trails, and underground viewing windows to watch spawning salmon negotiate fish ladders on their way to Lake Washington. Historic downtown Ballard is pedestrian friendly and home to trendy boutiques, clubs, coffee houses and bistros. Don't miss the Ballard Avenue Sunday Farmer's Market, held year-round. One of Ballard's hidden gems is Carkeek Park, 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands and beaches crisscrossed with well-maintained hiking trails.
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With natural splendors and fresh salmon at every turn, it's a wonder Seattleites stay indoors long enough to invent new technologies, storm the stage at rock shows and roast great gourmet coffee. But the Rem Koolhaas Library, Space Needle cocktails and Pacific Northwest collection at the Seattle Art Museum offer powerful consolations when it drizzles outside.
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