Ye Olde Curiosity Shop1222 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2066825844
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Off Beaten Path, Specialty Shop
This place has been around the Seattle waterfront since 1899! The Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is a museum and store. On sale- quirky and peculiar items! On display- mummies, shrunken heads, two headed animals, paintings on the heads of pins, The Lord's Prayer on a grain of rice, and much more! The place was started by Daddy Standley in 1899 as a trading post for the Alaskan gold rush. Since then however, the shop has collected many curiosities. Head over to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop to see something off the beaten path.
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop Hours
- The shop is open from Monday to Sunday.
How to Reach Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
- Seattle Ferry Terminal
- 1st Avenue & Marion Street bus stop
- University Street light rail and bus stop
- Crab Pot Restaurant
- Fisherman’s Restaurant
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15.1% of people who visit Seattle include Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in their plan
33.33% of people start their Ye Olde Curiosity Shop visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop Reviews & Ratings
This store wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, as it did have a lot of chain store souvenirs, but there were some unique finds and cool oddities to check out. They have a few player pianos, mummy case, miniature set, odd animals (4 legged chicken), and a vampire hunter kit. The staff were friendly and they have the most amazing green tea fudge located in the back left corner of the shop. I really liked the location and the gifts that had the stores logo on them. All in all a neat place to check out of you are spending a day at the boardwalk.
I liked it better before it turned big-boxy. It has more trendy, easily-available items than ones that feel like Seattle or old-fashioned waterfront store goods now. The curiosity items aren't spread out, and the focus is far off of them and more on commerce, which makes it strange that there don't seem to be enough employees to help everyone. It gets four stars instead of three, though, because it's still my daughter's favorite, and it sells fudge and tons of quirky earrings.
I loved going here! It has a fair sprinkling of neat remembrance gifts that have s twist of odd about them. Like a Spock mug that is a 3d representation of his head. Also there was a good amount of "curious" things around the shop as well as parts of various dead animals too. Pretty cool!
If you are a tourist visiting Seattle this is a place you should check out. It gets pretty crowded on the weekends. This place has been around a very long time. They have a lot of oddities to look at as well as unique and gift shop knickknacks for purchase. There is also some great Native American art and totems for sale. An interesting place for kids too.
Tourist trap most definitely, but the old time exhibits wow! Can't leave without something unique. Prices really reasonable for the location. Something for everyone. For some reason always remember it bigger than it is.