Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Top 1% of attractions in Seattle
8 / 10

17 expert reviews

“The two locks here link Puget Sound with the Lake Washington Ship Canal, which connects to both Lake Union and Lake Washington.”

– Frommer's

Fodor's Fodor's
"There's no doubt—there's something intriguing and eerie about seeing two bodies of water, right next to each, at different levels." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"Seattle shimmers like an impressionist painting on sunny days at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Traversing the Lake Washington Ship Canal on a series of platforms lets you watch ships being raised up from the salt water of Puget Sound to the fresh water of the canals." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"Seattleites love boats—even when they’re not theirs." Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"Industrial-age marvel; watch the local salmon populations dwindle before your very eyes!"
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