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Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks

410 locals recommend ·

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Mary Douglas+3
Mary Douglas+3
November 04, 2019
Ballard locks is a great location to watch boats and fish make their way from the Puget sound to Lake Washington. Just a 10 minute drive from home
Isaac
Isaac
October 20, 2019
These historic locks have been operating for over 100 years connecting boats between Lake Union/Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. Be sure to check out the salmon elevator while you're there.
WhyHotel
WhyHotel
October 07, 2019
An interesting and educational facet of Seattle culture/history, the Ballard Locks offer a different type of sightseeing.
Johnny
Johnny
October 03, 2019
Watch boats lifted through the locks and salmon migrate up the fish ladder.
Te
Te
September 25, 2019
Watch boats getting through the locks and salmon migrating through the fish ladder. An interesting, educational and fun experience. Not to mention this is a very beautiful and historical place.

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Location
3015 Northwest 54th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone+1 206-780-2500
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 9:00 PM