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7 Seattle Attractions to Visit on a Rainy Day

When skies are gray, duck into these indoor local attractions, museums and stores.
With about 150 days of rain a year, chances are pretty good that you’ll experience some precipitation while in town. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to limit what you see and do—Seattle has plenty of places to make the most of the weather.
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For a classic rainy-day activity, visit one of the many museums in the city. The only tough part is choosing where to go. History buffs will love the Museum of History and Industry.


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View the wonders of the underwater world without getting too wet at the Seattle Aquarium, with over 400 species of marine life and tide pool creatures you can touch.


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Fans of popular culture will enjoy hours of entertainment while staying dry at MoPop with exhibits such as Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction, Hendrix: Wild Blue Angel and Holodome.


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Automotive enthusiasts should take the short journey down the road to Tacoma as this car museum has hundreds of classic, vintage, rare and futuristic cars, motorcycles and trucks.


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This museum for techies and gamers educates its visitors on the science of computer technology and includes hands-on and interactive exhibits from robotics to virtual realty.


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Experience the marvels of science at the Pacific Science Center, home to two giant-screened IMAX theaters as well as interactive exhibits, a tropical butterfly house and the Laser Dome.


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The lush garden might be drenched but that shouldn’t hold you back from this epic glass art experience, with eight galleries and a glasshouse among the highlights of Dale Chihuly’s world-renowned artwork.