|Just some of the things that await you at the Curiosity Shop. (Ye Olde Curiosity Shop)|
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer once stated in 1927 that “Everything in the world is there, sardined into Ye Olde Curiosity Shop... It’s the world boiled down.” Older than the Space Needle, Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium, the Curiosity Shop is one quirky place. So much so that their website assumes that everyone is away of it and doesn’t even list its address. With that said, most of Seattle residents are away of the part odd museum/part gift shop attraction located on the Seattle waterfront – it’s been here since 1899. Even so, within the last year or so, the shop moved its location. Same pier, just further down.
Of course, there are much to buy here as well – it’s an extensive souvenir store with hand-blown glass ornaments, jewelry made with real insects, butterflies in frames, recyclable wallets, native American art and hand-carved totem poles and masks, lots of snacks and “ordinary” gifts as well.
The Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is located at 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle 98119. You’ll need to call them at (206) 682-5844 for times that they are open.