2020 Toronto Con
Archive of older cons
This is a short list of nearby museums and other attractions. See the
con guide for a map. More information will be available in the
hospitality suite or at conpac.puzzlers.org.
See the Program and Activities for official
activities including the pre-con picnic and the Underground Tour.
Pike Place Market, 85 Pike Place. The
famous public open-air market, open
daily until 5 pm, boasts a wide variety of
goods, as well as fish-flinging.
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1 Ave. A
varied collection. Special exhibit of Kurt
Cobain photos. Free Thursday 7/1, $15
Qwest & Safeco Fields. The Seahawks,
the Sounders, and the Mariners all play
just south of downtown. Tours available.
Seattle Underground Tour, 608 1 Ave.
A walking tour of historical Seattle
Below. NPL group tour 3:30 Thursday,
see the Program and Activities page
Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western
Ave. The US's only outdoor public
sculpture park is worth a visit.
Whale Watching Cruises depart from
many of the waterfront piers. Argosy
and Clipper Vacations are the two
Duck Tours involve riding an
amphibious vehicle around downtown
before cruising Lake Union and making
quacking sounds. They depart near the
Pacific Science Center, 200 2 Ave N.
Good-quality science museum, with the
requisite planetarium and IMAX theater.
Part of Seattle Center.
Experience Music Project/Science
Fiction Museum, 325 5 Ave N. Paul
Allen and Frank Gehry's monument to
rock and roll and future science. The
spectacularly weird building houses both
museums. $15 for adults. Part of Seattle
Space Needle, 400 Broad Street.
Symbol of the 1962 World's Fair, the
Needle remains a distinctive part of the
Seattle skyline. $17 gets you to the top
to investigate rumored Wheedle
sightings. Part of Seattle Center.
Museum of Flight, Renton. Fantastic
aerospace museum, accessible via bus
#124, 45-minute ride. $15.
Museum of Glass, Tacoma.
Breathtaking and quirky museum
featuring live glassblowing demos. 45-
minute drive. $12.
Leavenworth Village. An entire town
built to recreate a Bavarian village.
Shopping, dining, and Master Yodeler
Kerry Christensen. 2-hour drive.
Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashford. If you
look southeast on a sunny day, you can
probably see it looming 14,411 feet
high. The park is about 3 hours SE of
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument,
Amboy. Simply driving through the blast
zone is eerily fascinating, but the
Johnston Ridge Observatory has a good
hiking trail and exhibit on the 1980
eruption. About 3 hours SE of Seattle.
Vancouver, BC. You'll need passports to
cross the border, but Vancouver and
Victoria are an excellent way to extend
your trip. Car, train, bus, and ferry are all
reasonable options. 3.5-hour drive from