The ultramodern Museum of History and Industry, now occupying the restored Naval Reserve Armory on Lake Union’s south shore, brings Seattle history to life with a mind-boggling collection of more than 3 million artifacts. Tip your head back in the atrium to check out Boeing’s first airplane, or use your phone to tour local icons like the pink Lincoln “toe” truck, the Post-Intelligencer’s first printing press, and J.P. Patches’s patch-work clown coat. Immersive, computer-based exhibits are everywhere. On a sunny day, the terrace is a prime spot to check out the historic ships docked in the wharf while you lunch on a turkey-and-Beecher’s-cheese sandwich from the cafe.
860 Terry Ave N.