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40th Annual ARSC Conference (Seattle, Washington, May 17- 20, 2006)

Seattle Events & Places of Interest

There's more to Seattle than just rain and coffee! Since the 1962 World's Fair, Seattle's icon has been the towering Space Needle located at Seattle Center. This large park is home to the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Science Center, the retro-futuristic Alweg Monorail and the acclaimed Experience Music Project interactive music history (and science fiction) museum.

From the heights of the skyline to subterranean depths, Seattle long ago solved New Orleans' problem by simply raising the streets. You can view the buried downtown of yore on the Seattle Underground Tour, just one of many interesting things to do in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square.

Not far north of Pioneer Square is the venerable Pike Place Market. The Market barely escaped the wrecking ball in the heyday of "urban renewal" but is now one of Seattle's great destinations for locals and tourists alike. Not too far from Pike Place (and right around the corner from our hotel) is the Seattle Art Museum.

Seattle is, of course, the jet city and many historic aircraft (including Air Force 1 and a French Concorde) are on display at the Museum of Flight, one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

There are many things to see and do in Seattle. For more information, check out these web sites:

The Seattle Convention and Visitor's Bureau
The City of Seattle's Visitor's Page
The Mayor's Office of Film and Music's Seattle Tourism and Travel Guide


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