What You'll Get
The sights and sounds of contemporary China can neither be bought in a bottle nor flown to on a wingless dragon that’s out of gas. Experience Asian allure with today's Groupon from the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Choose between two options:
For $8, you get a 90-minute Chinatown Discovery Tour (up to a $17.95 value), which includes a brief sit-down presentation and admission to The Wing.
For $6, you get a 45-minute Museum Experience Tour (up to a $12.95 value), which includes an all-day pass to The Wing's gallery exhibitions and a guided tour of the historic Chinatown hotel and Yick Fung Company store.
The 90-minute stroll through Seattle’s micro-China starts at the Chinatown-International District. A friendly and engaging guide leads tours through authentic Asian markets, whirling with bustling merchants, brightly colored goods, and savory smells of incense or freshly roasted duck. As you learn the history and significance of historical landmarks, the diverse languages of the city's Asian community co-mingle melodiously in the air, and the spirit of a culture thousands of years old flits through the incomparable Seattle neighborhood like a flutterbug in a bag of cotton balls.
The Wing, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, was founded in the mid-1960s to preserve Asian cultural traditions. It features rotating exhibits as well as a permanent collection of community portrait galleries, an exhibit about Wing Luke, Lunar New Year exhibit and more. In addition to the all-day pass to the gallery exhibits, the Museum Experience Tour also includes 45-minute tours of the Chinatown hotel and the Yick Fung Company store. Check here for tour times.
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the first in the Pacific Northwest, and was featured on both Frommer's and Fodor's. It was named the number one museum in Western Washington by KING 5.Cityvoters named it the best museum in western Washington for 2010, the Heritage Philadelphia Program has this review, and [Yelpers] give it a four-star average,.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Res' requ'd; subject to availability. Chinatown Discovery valid Thurs-Sat only; Museum Experience valid Tues-Sun only. Gratuity not included. Not valid w/other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.