With nearly 700 acres, the university's well-manicured grounds are essentially the biggest park in the city-a park with ... More
University of Washington
With nearly 700 acres, the university's well-manicured grounds are essentially the biggest park in the city-a park with 35,000 students, that is. On a clear day, you can soak up views of Mount Rainier from Drumheller Fountain. Central Plaza (or Red Square) is the heart of the campus, where students flow in and out of Suzzallo Library and ordinary citizens head for the concerts and lectures at Meany and Kane halls.The entire campus has a cohesive brick look, thanks to the university's insistence on making additions blend in. The school was founded in 1861 in downtown Seattle and moved to its current location in 1895.
UW has so many diverse programs and so much to offer students with such low tuition compared to private schools. The campus is beautiful and gigantic. I love it here, and by the way, hotties for days...
The UW campus, like any major state school, is truly admirable in an antiquated sort of way. If anything, go there for the architecture - you won't find similar-sized Gothic buildings anywhere else in Seattle! Try to make it in the spring when hundreds of cherry blossoms are freckling the campus' main lawn. During the spring/summer there are quite a few worthwhile festivals and bazaars taking place on University Ave, right outside campus.
Keep in mind that the UW campus is NOT a huge tourist attraction, though! Go see the real sights first...
I went to this University for my Bachelor so I was there all year round for almost 4 years. I wouldn't say it's best place for visiting, but it is a gorgous place to be at around Spring time, when the cherry blossom blooming. Around the Red square and the path leading to the water fountain, it is breath taking with the cherry blossom and the fresh air scene.
The Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism is the only monastery in the United States, this brightly painted building came to
fruition in 1928 as a Presbyterian church. Now decorated with intricate carvings and red and yellow colors, this monastery ...
Tour Seattle on a refurbished World War II amphibious landing craft. The 90 minute tour includes such attractions as the
Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square . Then this strange vehicle plunges into Lake Union. The tour cruises past ...
The Seattle Art Museum is internationally recognized for its excellent collection of Asian, African and Native American art and for
its fine collection of modern art produced by Pacific Northwest artists. The permanent collection includes 21,000 pieces and while ...