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    Address: 3015 Northwest 54th Street, Seattle, WA 98107 Show on map

About Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle

Address: 3015 Northwest 54th Street, Seattle, WA 98107 Show on map
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  • Phone: +1-2067837059
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 24-hrs
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    May
    Open

    Everyday

    24-hrs
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    Everyday

    09:00 am - 07:00 pm

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks were built in the 1911. They are also known as the Ballard Locks. The lock provides a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal. Head over to this place to watch a parade of sailboats, motorboats, tugs, barges and yachts passing through when the locks' water levels are adjusted to allow their safe passage. A popular attraction is the fish ladder which was built to allow salmon to pass between fresh and salt water. This phenomenon occurs during the summers. Just north of the locks is the Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden which is a perfect place for a relaxing stroll.

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Information

  • Best time to see adult Salmon pass is from June to October.
  • Dogs on leash are allowed.

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Opening and Closing Hours

  • Visitor Center/Museum: 10am–6pm
  • On-site tours: 1pm & 3 pm (daily)
  • On weekends: 11am additional tour is given

How To Get To Hiram M. Chittenden Locks by Public Transport

  • NW 54th St & 30th Ave NW bus stop
  • NW 54th St & 32ND Ave NW bus stop

Restaurants Near Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

  • Lockspot Cafe

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  • This place is so cool. Wonderful garden to walk around. Then there's the locks. You will be amazed when you see the boats come through the locks. Then cross over and to the salmon viewing room. You can watch the salmon make their trip towards home to make a family. More areas to walk around and back. Also a great view of the Ballard train tracks. Check it out.

  • Don't get me wrong. We had a good time. We watched some boats come through and went to the visitor center. There is a fair bit to see and do if you want. The place is getting run down a bit and they are looking for donations to get it up to date. My thoughts are that they need to have a toll just like the rest of us have to pay on the 520, ferry and bridges. It is amazing to me that they offer passage at no cost especially with how much money in man hours and equipment wear and tear it takes to pass one small boat. Just my thoughts. 5 dollars a pass and it would all be paid for in no time.

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  • I absolutely love "The Locks." We currently live in Salt Lake (will be moving up to Seattle in the next couple years) but have family in the area. We make it a point to always visit them whenever we are in town. You can easily spend a few hours here between watching the water levels rise and lower for the boats, viewing the Salmon underneath, and the surrounding gardens. This is an excellent place to spend a quiet afternoon. If you've never been - I highly recommend going. If you've already been, you already know what I'm talking about and I'm preaching to the choir. :)

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  • Engineers, and those who marvel at great engineering works in motion, will enjoy watching the Chittenden Locks for hours. Officially opened in 1917, the locks are impressive in form and function, forever changing the landscape of Seattle. The locks played a pivotal role in transforming the old lumberjack and fishmonger town into the thriving metropolis we love today. Go and find a spot next to the locks to watch for an hour or more. Lose yourself in reverie, imagining old Seattle fishing and logging boats as they carry their goods between bays. Take note of anchormen and lock workers dutifully facilitating safe arrival and departure of passenger boats. Walk the short distance across the dam and below ground to view through theater-sized underwater windows, as pacific salmon swim through unique fish ladders in migration from freshwater to the sea, and when they later return to freshwater for spawning. The Chittenden Locks in Ballard may be Seattle's most unexpected attraction, for locals or tourists, young and old. Highly recommended.

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  • There are beautiful park areas on either side of the locks. I love walking through the locks to go between Discovery Park and Ballard. Dogs are allowed on leash and watching the boats come through is pretty cool. I'm looking forward to watching the salmon come through the salmon ladder

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