Fun Seattle facts
- The Census Bureau ranks Seattle as the most educated city in the U.S.
- Seattle has more bookstores per capita than any other city, with Seattleites spending double the national average on books yearly.
- More people in Seattle commute to work via bicycle than any other city in the United States.
Diversity. Options. Opportunity.
Seattle may not have the most museums per capita. But the diversity of options is breathtaking.
- Asian Art Museum
- Bellevue Arts Museum
- Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture
- Center for Wooden Boats
- Chihuly Garden and Glass
- Edmonds Historical Museum
- Experience Music Project (EMP)
- Frye Art Museum
- Henry Art Gallery
- Kirkland Arts Center
- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
- Museum of Flight
- Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
- Nordic Heritage Museum
- Northwest African American Museum
- Olympic Sculpture Park
- Pacific Science Center
- Renton History Museum
- Seattle Aquarium
- Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
- Seattle Children’s Museum
- Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience
- Woodland Park Zoo
Where art meets innovation meets mountains
The wonders found within our museums are complemented by the wonder of our natural surroundings. With the Olympic mountains to the west, the Cascade range to the east, and bodies of water pretty much everywhere you turn, the University of Washington is surrounded by unparalleled beauty. Seattle brings together visionary leaders across industries in a culture that nurtures and supports new thinking and bold ideas.
UW: The most innovative public university in the world
The University of Washington is the most innovative public university in the world, according to a ranking by Reuters. When the list includes private universities, the UW is fourth overall, behind only Stanford, MIT and Harvard.