Secret Seattle: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Where in Seattle can you get married in a shipping container? Play vintage pinball games? Visit a mummy? Rent an elephant? Why does the Fremont neighborhood think it’s the center of the Universe? Where can you research the occult, conspiracy theories, and other topics people don’t want to talk about?

With this book in hand, you’ll discover the wonderful destinations, obscure history, and wacky legends that make the greater Seattle area such a popular destination to live and visit. And you’ll find out if the Seahawks really did cause an earthquake and what happened to the Bubbleator.

Researched and written by travel writer Mary Jo Manzanares, this book serves as a guide to places you might never discover on your own. Whether you’re a local looking for something new or a visitor wanting to feel like a local, Secret Seattle lets you in on dozens of secrets around the Emerald City.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Jo Manzanares is a lifelong resident of Washington State and has spent decades exploring its highways and byways. She spent 32 years as a flight attendant, eagerly sharing tips and recommendations about Seattle to inquiring passengers. Mary Jo is a frequent speaker at travel industry events, a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, and writes about her beloved Washington State at and about her general travels at

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