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Pacific Northwest

Many students choose Green River College not only for its excellent University Transfer Program, but also for the beautiful campus surrounded by forest and trees. Check out our virtual tour. Washington, located in the Pacific Northwest is famous for its beauty. The evergreen state is known for its dramatic coastline, snow-capped mountains and lush forests. In addition, it is known for Seattle, home to the original Starbucks and cutting-edge companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing.

Top 5 Things to do Near Seattle!

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The Museum of Flight

old fashioned aircraft in museum

The Museum of Flight is a world-class aviation museum located in Seattle. The museum features over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, as well as exhibits on the history of flight and space exploration. Visitors can also experience flight simulators and watch live air shows.


Bainbridge Island

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Bainbridge Island is a scenic island located a short ferry ride from Seattle. Visitors can explore the island's small town charm, wineries, and natural beauty. Bainbridge Island offers opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and beachcombing.


Museum of Pop Culture

modern sculptural building with train on raised rails

The Museum of Pop Culture is a unique museum in Seattle that celebrates pop culture and its impact on society. The museum features exhibits on music, film, video games, and science fiction, as well as interactive exhibits and live performances.


Pike Place Market

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Pike Place Market is a historic public market located in downtown Seattle. The market offers fresh produce, seafood, and handmade crafts from local vendors. Visitors can also enjoy street performances, restaurants, and the famous flying fish.


Space Needle

Seattle skyline at night with Space Needle

The Space Needle is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world and is a treasured Seattle icon. Since its grand opening on April 21, 1962, the landmark continues to symbolize the innovative and forward-thinking spirit of Seattle. Located at Seattle Center, the Space Needle stands at 605 feet tall and is one of the most photographed structures in the world.

Popular Places to Visit in Washington State

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