Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle

A Museum that surely was built solely for my merriment! Full of tributes to music, fashion, television and film, MoPop was fun from start to finish. On offer while I was there: a retrospective of Nirvana and the pull of punk to the mainstream; an exhibition on Jimmi Hendrix; a display of wearable art; explorations of horror and fantasy genres; and the main exhibit of the moment - Star Trek film and television since its launch in 1966. I particularly loved the Princess Bride pieces and a page of the original Labyrinth script.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, Seattle

The Chihuly Glass Museum is like stepping into Wonderland. A sensory feast for your eyes, the colours, scale and curation of Dale Chihuly's masterpieces amaze. Incredible enough in daylight, if you are staying at the Seattle Center after dark you can also see the garden pieces lit up against the night sky.

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The Space Needle, Seattle

You can easily spend the better part of a day at the Seattle Centre, accessed via the Westlake Center Monorail, it holds several of Seattle's attractions and is the gateway to a few more. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle is a marvel of the city skyline. Legend has it that the famous shape was first conceived by architect John Graham on a napkin. To get the full effect of the view, it's a great idea to get the City Pass and use the day/night ticket - although this does have to be used on the same day.

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