Definitely worth stopping in, but make sure to go to the visitors center to watch the video so that you actually know what you're seeing. There's not a lot of signs about what you're seeing.
About Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
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This was a pleasant surprise. Wonderful place to watch the boats go through the canal out to sea. The fish ladder was very interesting. Great to watch the salmon on their journey. There are beautiful gardens with a museum and gift shop.
If you want to visit a place in Seattle to learn something this is a must see. This place is free and lets you see boats go through the locks and you can also see the salmon in the glass underneath the locks. This is...More
While walking one night around 7 pm, I got to watch a ship go through the lock system. It is a neat process to see happen. The locks have a great view of some scenery as well. Make sure to take a look around the...More
I went on my own, wandering around and it was enjoyable, but when i went with someone that kenw what they were tlaking abou, VERY INTERESTING and worth your time. The Gardens are lovely and well kept. I really enjoyed this trip.
It was interesting to be able observe the salmon attempting to swim upstream - I think our timing was good. Pretty place to walk around and see boats in the harbor as well.
This is a comfortable place to come and relax whether walking amongst the trees, watching the boats passing through the locks on their way to Puget Sound or watching salmon as they swim from the sound through the locks on their way to the lakes...More
Free attraction with a short drive from downtown Seattle. Extremely nice place to view ships navigating through the locks, Under-stream view of Salmon swimming up the ladders and a nice surprise of Sea Lions patrolling the banks. Very pleasant botanical area as well while walking...More
If you and your kids are into this kind of thing the locks are a fun stop. Inside the visitors center they have windows that are underwater so if the salmon are running you can see them!!! Worth a stop if you are touring Seattle!
Fun to visit and fun to take a boat through the locks. Sometimes it can take an hour to wait your turn--going through the small locks is much easier than the large locks--but always interesting. People are lined up on either side watching and you...More