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Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

#18 of 144 Tours in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Pioneer Square
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Address: 614 1st Ave, Seattle’s Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104-2210
Phone Number: +1 206-682-4646
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Sun - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath...

Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle's sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, our guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn't want you to hear. It's history with a twist! The tour begins inside Doc Maynard's Public House, a restored 1890s saloon. Following a short intro, we'll walk through historic Pioneer Square to three different sections of Underground-about three blocks in all...

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My fiance and I love knowing all about the history of the places that we visit and this tour certainly helped us with that. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tour was fun for our group (ages 4 to 54). The guide was entertaining, and it was neat to see the underground portions that have been preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The history behind Seattle was really brought alive with the tour and tour guide. It's a real blast to the past in an underground Seattle. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family did the tour with Rose as our guide. Really good to get an understanding of early Seattle, very colourful life in those early days!! Lots of stairs but rails to hold onto. Didn't see any rats or ghosts, kids were keen to see a ghost I was happy to not encounter either.... We really enjoyed our underground tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiance and I love knowing all about the history of the places that we visit and this tour certainly helped us with that. The guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand, I would definitely recommend this tour if you'd like to know more about the history of seattle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second time on the tour, my kids first. We had a great time. Lisa was our tour guide. She is fantastic! The tour takes you through the town of Seattle as it was in the 1800's. It's a good walk, under the streets of what is now Seattle. Very interesting and humorous. A must do if you have two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't done this yet as a visitor or life long resident, you really should go. Make an evening of it with adult friends or take your kids. There is so much history in downtown Seattle and it should always start or end with the underground tour. I have done this tour with my kids and had a blast.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody should do this tour once. Doesn't matter if you're from Seattle or not. Cool, old history of a city underground. Not so sure kids would find this very fun. Depends on their interest.

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Thank Robanie
Ritzville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lisa, our tour guide was energetic and kept the tour interesting. The tour was awesome. Our tour guide had a great amount of sarcasm and it made the experience worth every moment. If history is something of enjoyment, this is a great way to learn how Seattle came to be.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Funny tour of older Seattle. Gives background on why city looks like it does, and how it all fits together. Beers & bathroom ahead of time. Then, 70 min tour (of about a 3 block underground area). Guides are funny, and give a historical perspective. Would recommend to out of towners / vacationers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was interesting, educational and FUN! Dean, our guide was really funny & had lots of information & facts. Don't miss this when you visit Seattle.

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