Sightseeing in Mercer Island

51% Off Segway Tour

Pioneer Square

$75 $37

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Auto-balancing personal transporters whisk guests off on tours of Seattle's green architecture and famous landmarks

41% Off Cruise and Salmon Bake from Argosy Cruises

Central Business District

$94 $55

Guests cruise from downtown Seattle to Blake Island for steamed clams, salmon bake, and Native American dancing and storytelling

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 53% Off Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$32 $16

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90-minute tours led by ghost hunters takes participants through the haunted buildings of Pioneer Square or downtown Tacoma

Up to 47% Off Seattle Helicopter Tour

Georgetown

$270 $141.99

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Pilot lifts up to three guests 500–1,000 ft. above Seattle for a 20-minute city-landmark tour

Up to 53% Off Distillery Tour with Tasting

Seattle

$50 $25

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Samples of handcrafted moonshine and vodka—both made entirely with local ingredients—follow a tour of the artisinal distillery

Up to 38% Off Hop-On / Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Seattle

$28 $18

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Hop-on/hop-off tours whisk folks around town to museums, landmarks, and attractions

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

World Sports Grille

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

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The options for two and three people can be combined to fill a single room with up to six travelers. All trips include the following:

8236 Southeast 24th Street
Mercer Island,
WA
US

The recipient of numerous awards, including Best Family-Friendly Fun from the readers of 425 magazine, KidsQuest Children's Museum provides its pint-sized patrons with 6,000 square feet of interactive, educational exhibit space. Grab the nearest child or child-like facsimile and clamber up the ladder that leads to the tree house, where kids can peer through a telescope using the same optometric principles Galileo used to spy on his neighbors. Then head for the garage, home to all manner of pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels, giving kids a glimpse of the sorts of simple machines responsible for powering the Internet. Water-based exhibits introduce kids to the fun they can have simply by combining the hydrogen and oxygen found in most homes, while a puppet theater gives budding thespians a chance to display their dramatic passions with a bevy puppets in need of hand and a voice. Many special programs and activities, such as those coming up during Creepy Crawlers Week (October 5–10), are complimentary, making each museum visit a potentially new experience. As an added bonus, Groupon purchasers can also apply this Groupon's $30 value toward an annual membership by showing their voucher or proof of admission via Groupon at the museum's admissions counter within two weeks of redeeming Groupon.

4091 Factoria Square Mall SE
Bellevue,
WA
US

If pictures are worth 1,000 words, then art museums are worth more than 1,000 words. Today’s Groupon is a meal for the eyes that gets you a one-year membership to Bellevue Arts Museum for $25 (normally $50). Take advantage of BAM's mind-enriching events and constantly rotating exhibitions. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue,
WA
US

The craftsmen at New Dimensions Frame & Mirror do not mess around when it comes to custom framing. Not only do they handcraft each frame in-house, they use museum standards and conservation materials to protect prized pieces. They also boast a constantly rotating collection of artwork to fill empty frames, as well as custom mirrors that range from ornate to contemporary.

206 105th Ave NE
Bellevue,
WA
US

EMP Museum is a tribute to cultural icons as well as a breeding ground for the next generation of musicians and societal shapers. Here, attendees don’t just stand before exhibits that explore Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, but throw down their own musical chops in interactive exhibits such as Sound Lab, where they riff on an electric guitar, bang on drums, and tweak acoustics behind a mixing console. On Stage also gets guests to grip instruments, but under the hot lights of the stage, where they can pretend to entertain legions of fans or accompany their nephew’s birthday party.

The museum also curates rotating exhibits that celebrate modern cultural achievements. These have showcased the impact of Nirvana’s career alongside historic artifacts as diverse as Hendrix’s Stratocaster from Woodstock and Neo’s black futuristic coat from Matrix Reloaded. As home to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the museum also spotlights luminaries such as Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg, who have shaped a generation’s imagination while warning people about the perils of suppressing ingenuity, ideas, and viewpoints.

All of the educational programming and special events unfold inside the architectural jewel that is the EMP Museum. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, the building’s 3,000 stainless-steel panels shimmer and seemingly swing through the air. This fluidity, which can alter its appearance depending on the time of day and light conditions, is about “reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving,” as the museum’s website states.

325 5th Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

Art On The Ridge’s galleries display fine art from accomplished local artists, but it’s not there to intimidate. The facility’s open philosophy for its classes and workshops revolves around encouragement: anyone can create art, and should have fun doing it. Painting classes for adults use wine to fuel creativity, whereas children’s sessions cover everything from pop-up art to classes illustrating how art links to math, science, and history. The lineup of instructors has included a fine-arts professor from Antioch University.

Local and visiting artists present their work in the gallery, introducing visitors to exhibits as wide-ranging as Mexican Oil Landscapes and Chainsaw meets Fine Art. Guests can purchase pieces or inquire about commissioning artwork from represented artists to fill their living rooms with portraits or acquire a masterfully forged signature on a report card.

8005 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US