|Seattle's Bill Speidel's Underground Tour beneath Pioneer Square|
|View of Seattle's old underground street (circa 1984)|
|Amber glass panels seen from underground (top above photo).|
It is an intriguing and entertaining family outing. An added bonus is that no matter what the weather, you will be out of the elements down under Seattle's historic Pioneer Square. It is a good history lesson, with a fun twist provided by the highly skilled tour guides.
|Amber glass panels at street level.|
Among the many fascinating tidbits was why the "skylights" in the sidewalk were invented-- they help illuminate, with a faint amber glow the underground. These glass panels on the streets of Pioneer Square can be seen while walking the neighborhood.
|Seattle Underground Tour store front.|
Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
608 First Ave, in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, between Cherry Street and Yesler Way.
Take the James Street Exit from I-5.
 682 4646
Hours: Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
April – Sept.: Daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
$18 Adult (18-59 yrs)
$15 Senior (60+ yrs) & Student (13-17 yrs or with valid college ID)
$9 Child (7 –12 yrs)
Kids 6 and under are admitted free, but may find the 75-minute tour challenging
Where to park in Seattle?
Don’t try it. Strongly suggest you find a place to park where you can take the bus or light rail (metro.kingcounty.gov). If you really want to drive, and have a small tow vehicle, there is parking available throughout the Pioneer Square area both on the street (meters) and in parking garages. Click Here for a Parking Map.
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Photos source: Bill Speidel's Underground Tour