608 1st Ave, Seattle, WA, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Stick with sneakers - it's damp underground, and you'll be glad you aren't wearing sandals in the likely event a rat or two scurry by.
Most students learn that Seattle suffered from a massive fire in 1889, but what they don't always hear is that Seattle as we know it today was built on top of the old city. While much of the space is still condemned, Bill Speidel's Underground Tour in Pioneer Square takes you under the city, where you can roam the original sidewalks and take a peek at old brothels and bank vaults. Because of the nature of the rebuilding problems, which revolve mostly around Seattle's infamous plumbing issues, the tour is very humorous. The entire tour lasts about an hour and a half, with tickets currently running at $15 per person.