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When the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
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When the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

Couple sitting in Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington
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Seattle is nicknamed the Emerald City, thanks to its nearly 500 urban parks and proximity to three national parks. The abundant green space makes it easy to see the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest without having to drive (or even walk) very far.

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A souvenir mug from the first Starbucks near Seattle's Pike Place Market
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Starbucks, the world's largest coffee shop chain, began in Seattle.

Photo: Shawn Nichols

The Space Needle overlooking Puget Sound
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Sampling the wine at Taste Washington
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Taste Washington

March

Nao Yamamoto glass demonstration at Refract in Seattle, Washington
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Holiday decorations at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
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Holidays in Seattle

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