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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA
+1 206-682-5844
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My favorite childhood shop

Having a interest in the strange and bizarre, this was and still is my favorite shop in the world... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel P
via mobile
Cool things you don't normally see

I was excited to stop here based on information on trip advisors. My expectations were low so I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Not just tourist trinkets but, for starters, shrunken heads and pigs with three tails this curiosity shop is sure to whet your curiosity for the bizarre.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“shrunken heads” (33 reviews)
“for sale” (9 reviews)
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1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle, WA
+1 206-682-5844
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having a interest in the strange and bizarre, this was and still is my favorite shop in the world. They moved from their old location on the pier, and the place is smaller. But the smile it brings me is still the same. Say hello...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to stop here based on information on trip advisors. My expectations were low so I was pleasantly surprised with all the interesting items here. I actually spent more time in this shopping looking around than many of the other more popular attractions...More

Thank TootleLou2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the name I was hopeful there would be some interesting and unique items. Well, the items were unique however, this was more of a gift / tourist shop. If you are wandering the waterfront pop in, however I would not make a special...More

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is a shop right close to Pike's Market Place close to the pier. Good tourist place to get souvenirs. Parking in the area is really limited and you may just have to pay for the high cost of parking garage.

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We made a point to come here from Pike Place Market (15-minute walk), and felt underwhelmed after our visit. Our young kids had an OK time. Yes there are some unique/odd/curious items hanging on the walls and ceilings, but most of the items for sale...More

Thank vetism
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Though it is a gift shop...there are lots of curiosities around the shop. The real deal...mummies and shrunken heads, insect specimens, Indian and Eskimo artifacts are among the various things you can see! Penny smashers!!! Fortune teller machine! You can certainly spend a lot of...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

If you've never been here it's a must see. If you have before, go again. Two of the most interesting sites in Seattle are the Underground Tour and ye Olde Curiosity Shop - both within walking distance of each other. Parking is plentiful at the...More

1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Some neat stuff, but really it's just a little gift store. Worth popping in if you're checking out the waterfront.

Thank Nicolebracey
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Yes, some people call the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop a tourist trap, but it’s hard to beat this place. My parents used to bring me here as a kid and I sure enjoyed it, and now 70 years later I still do. You’ll see things...More

Thank MitchPhyllis65
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Claim to have a real mummy, kinda weird. It's supposed to be weird. Unique place with dead things for children to look at and cheap souvenirs for people you feel obligated to buy things for but you don't actually like them that much.

Thank Tavia W
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