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200 viewsThe Biltmore House
The Biltmore house is most recognized for its position as America's largest home. It is certainly that, with four acres under one roof and 250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, and bowling alley. However, it is what the house contains that is most remarkable. It is decorated with thousands of original furnishings, including original art from masters such as Renoir, magnificent 16th-century tapestries, more than 40 bronze sculptures, Napoleon's chess set, and more
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The Cradle of Modern American Forestry173 viewsMore Than a Monument to the Gilded Age
Completed by its owner, George Washington Vanderbilt during the "gilded age" in time to accommodate its first guests for Christmas 1895, Biltmore House itself is huge limestone mansion different from any other residence in the U.S. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the late nineteenth century's most renowned architect, it is styled after a French Renaissance Château in France's Loire Valley.
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Columbia River122 viewsThe Columbia River drains a 259,000-square-mile basin that includes territory in seven states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah) and one Canadian province. The river is arguably the most significant environmental force in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It flows for more than 1,200 miles, from the base of the Canadian Rockies in southeastern British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon, and Ilwaco, Washington.
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Oregon Coast127 viewsThe Oregon Coast is a 350-mile feast of things to do and see, from museums and lighthouses to trails and dunes. Starting at the northernmost point, the City of Astoria is situated on the Oregon shore of the Columbia River. From the waterfront, you may visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which features a lightship or cross the 4-mile-long Astoria-Megler Bridge to Washington. Also worth a visit is the 125-foot Astoria Column, painted with scenes of Astoria's history.
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Flowers Shop at Pike Place Market176 viewsAs a tourist you slowly wander your way through the market trying to take in all that is Seattle represented in this one place. It is oohing and ahhing over local produce, fresh seafood, and fantastic butchers. it is Whispering to your companions how if this was your city you would come shopping here ever week. As a local shopping at the market is one of he most rewarding challenges there is. It is stopping at your preffered coffee shop on the way in, so you avoid the lines at that corporate giant.
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Another Flowers from Pike Place Flowers161 viewsAs a Tourist the market is all flying fish, craft stalls and coffee shops. It is 2 Seattle's Best within a block, it is the first ever Starbucks. It is the Creamery with a plethora of cow decorated merchandise, It is the vegetable stands with the vegetables so artfully displayed that signs admonish you not to touch it. It is sculptures made of Mt St Helens Ash.
It is t-shirts, and dried flowers and spice houses and tea markets. it is the shops in the bowels of the market with goods from Latin Americ
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Pike Place Fish200 viewsYou can find them at the Seattle’s Pike Place Market, an historic, open air market located in the heart of Seattle, Washington. People come from all over the world to see their world famous crew of fishmongers throwing fish and having fun with customers.
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Fruits Shop250 viewsThere are also restaurants and brew pubs for your refreshment and dining pleasure. And right across the street is the first ever Starbucks Coffee Shop. Wear comfortable shoes, bring your digital camera, a shopping list if you're so inclined and come experience this one-of-a-kind Seattle tradition.

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Lilly Flower173 viewsSeattle's historic Pike Place Market is a popular destination for city residents and tourists alike, and it turns 100 years old in 2007! Located just off the waterfront, this multi-level building features dozens of artisans, vegetable growers, flower sellers, craftspeople and more. Load up on organic produce or fresh seafood, or browse the unique gift and specialty shops.

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Flower Shop160 viewsThe Pike Place Market is also a building, the arcade (1907) which is the original Main Market, and an Historic District. Extant buildings are the arcade, the Outlook Hotel and Triangle Market (1908), Sanitary Market (1910), extended arcade (1911), Corner Market building (1912), Fairley Building (1914), and Economy Market (c. 1914–17, nee Bartell Building, 1900).
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Flower Shop164 viewsThe Pike Market neighborhood is largely defined by the concentration of historic buildings in the small area. Due to complexities and competing interests, only some if not few historic structures or places are officially designated. The Alaska Trade Building (1900–1924)
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Flower Shop154 viewsPike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States. The Market, which opened August 17, 1907, is the oldest continually-operated public farmer's market in the country. It is a place of business for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants. It is also Seattle's most popular tourist destination.
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