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Waterfall Garden Park

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Address: 219 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2601
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A quiet oasis in middle of town

Great place to stop by and rest. I usually get a take out from a nearby restaurant and sit here to eat. The waterfall is mesmerizing. It's an unusual but pleasant place.

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Bellevue, Washington
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Sacramento, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a very cool little park. It celebrates the 100 a anniversary of UPS. The only challenge is this part of Pioneer Square is near the homeless shelters. The park has limited day time hours and a security guard, so you should be OK. It's cool, but don't go out of your way for it.

Thank Zackary S
Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

While walking in the Pioneer Square area, we found this small park with a man made waterfall in a lovely landscape garden. This park was created to honor where the first United Parcel Services first headquarters was located. Would be a great escape for eating your lunch.

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San Diego, California
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764 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Relaxing, beautiful park is a great place to go and melt your stress away. The sound of the water puts me into a calm trance.

1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
Burbank, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Don't blink or you'll miss it. Tiny little oasis in the Downtown Seattle City area. Very peaceful, lots of places to sit and rest or drink your coffee. Very glad we found it!

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great place to stop by and rest. I usually get a take out from a nearby restaurant and sit here to eat. The waterfall is mesmerizing. It's an unusual but pleasant place.

Thank nlance2016
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

A pleasant surprise in downtown Seattle. You can pass right by it and never know it-we did. Once you enter the gate, there is a sense of tranquility. Take a few minutes and enjoy a bit of serenity.

Thank Gary D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Waterfall Garden Park's always been my favorite hidden gem in Pioneer Square. Tucked just a few blocks south of the Underground Tour at 2nd Ave S. & S. Main St., this little in-city oasis sits on the very spot where James Casey started United Parcel Service began in the basement of a local tavern. The park is now operated by... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We passed here by chance and so had a quick look. People were having their lunch in here. Quite a surprising garden squeezed into a tiny area.

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Tiny gem of a park. Great place to put your feet up and eat your lunch on a nice day. (There are tables). Not a major sight, but an enjoyable little stop if you're in the area.

Thank Adventures0fAandL
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This park is small but very relaxing. There are lots of chairs to sit at. The walls around the park plus the sound of the waterfall itself helps to drown out the city noise in the background. I grabbed some food to go and went in search of this park to have a small picnic there. I got lost looking... More 

Thank Amy L

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