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Seattle Travel Guide

Hint: Designed by a famous Dutch architect, this structure is a great way for this city's residents to escape the rain.

If you guessed the Seattle Public Library, you're right!

The 11-story glass and steel diamond-shaped exterior of the Seattle Public Library uses modern-day architecture to house the world's greatest literature. Designed by Rem Koolhaas, the library opened in 2004 as part of Seattle's "Libraries for All" bond measure. You may need to be a resident to check out books, but anyone is welcome to marvel at the building's design.

The nearest major airport is in Seattle.

(Photo: Carl Unger)About Seattle

Seattle blends funky flair with eco-friendly attitudes and fine art with adventure. Whether you wear flannel shirts or not, this city hits the perfect note. read more

When to Visit Seattle

Seattle's wet climate may affect the winter months, but summers bring plenty of sunshine. The most popular time to visit is May through October because of dry weather, cruise season, conventions, summer festivals, school breaks, and outdoor activities. read more

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