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Where to go: The 5 best museums in Seattle

Where to go: The 5 best museums in Seattle
Museum of Pop Culture. | Photo: Terri P./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 24, 2019.

Looking to check out the best museums in town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top museums in Seattle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for museums.

1. Museum of Pop Culture

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Topping the list is Museum of Pop Culture, also known as MoPop. Located at 325 Fifth Ave. North (between Thomas and Harrison streets) in Lower Queen Anne, its regular rotations of exhibits on music, sci-fi and movies are by far the most popular in Seattle, boasting four stars out of 1,437 reviews on Yelp.

2. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

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Next up is the International District's Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, situated at 719 S. King St. (between I-5). With 4.5 stars out of 154 reviews on Yelp, the museum and historical tour spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Living Computers: Museum + Labs

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Living Computers: Museum + Labs, a paean to technology over in the Industrial District, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 95 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2245 First Ave. South to see for yourself.

4. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Seattle Unit

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Over in Pioneer Square, check out Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle Unit, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 88 reviews on Yelp. You can find the museum at 319 Second Ave. South (between Main and Jackson streets).

5. The Center for Wooden Boats

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Last but not least, there's The Center for Wooden Boats, a Cascade favorite with 4.5 stars out of 80 reviews. Stop by 1010 Valley St. on Sundays for a free sail in a classic boat.