Monday, July 1, 2013

Seattle's Pike Place Market named a top free attraction

Spring onions
Seattle's Pike Place Market, which has been serving up fresh produce to shoppers for more than a century, was just named one of eight top free attractions in the United States.

The CNN article the famous waterfront market is copied by farmers markets throughout the country.
The market, set on nine acres on a hill overlooking Puget Sound, is a mixture of produce vendors, restaurant, bakeries, butcher shops and boutiques.

The produce is artfully arranged, but watch out for the flying fish as fishmongers toss fresh salmon and other fish, sitting on ice out front to behind the counter where they're wrapped for customers.

Pike Place Market opened in 1907 as the result of a consumer revolt about the rising price of onions. The market today is a Mecca for shoppers and visitors alike as it is one of the state's top tourist attractions..

Other top free attractions on the list were the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C., the Alamo and the National 911 Memorial.

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