Seattle has a reputation for being one of America's most eccentric major cities, with a hefty list of unusual and sometimes downright odd attractions and experiences. Whether one is diving into a full Seattle vacation or just a quick weekend exploration of the city, deciding on where to go between the myriad of unique options can be a tough question to answer. Here is a list of Seattle attractions worth visiting that show off the city's quirky character.

10 Drinks In A Carnival-Themed Bar

Unicorn is a one-of-a-kind bar and restaurant found in Seattle's mega-hip Capitol Hill neighborhood that serves visitors amid vibrantly colored walls of carnival stripes and taxidermy. The carnival theme does not stop at the decor, as the food menu is full of carnival food one can enjoy while having a finely crafted cocktail before playing pinball or hopping in the photo booth.

9 Picnic At Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park is a fantastic place for some peaceful outdoor time in Seattle, with gorgeous views of the city skyline over Lake Union, all from the hilly vantage point of a former coal gasification plant. Access to the lake from here is not allowed due to contaminants on the shore, but it is a very popular spot for picnics, flying kites, or simply relaxing in the grass with a unique backdrop.

8 The Gum Wall

This alleyway near Pike Place Market, known as the Gum Wall, is another of Seattle's somewhat bizarre attractions and one of the most popular for an Instagram photo op. The exact origins of the gum wall are still mysterious, but the habit of leaving chewed gum behind was started in the 1990s by performers and customers of a nearby theater and eventually became a Seattle staple.

Related: Gum Wall: Iconic Seattle Landmark Or Gross Gummy Display?

7 Pinball Museum

Pinball aficionados and casually curious visitors alike could enjoy a visit to Seattle's Pinball Museum located in the Chinatown area. The museum has vintage pinball machines dating as far back as 1934, as well as modern creations. The best part of the pinball museum is that the exhibit is not just for observing, as one admission price grants visitors unlimited play on the machines.

  • Admission price: $13 for adults, $7 for children under the age of 12

6 Official Bad Museum Of Art

Seattle's Official Bad Art Museum is located in the eccentric Cafe Racer, which serves as a coffee shop, bar and live music venue. The art museum section is tucked away in the mezzanine and is full of artwork on the more whacky and unconventional side.

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5 Panama Hotel And Tea House

Those with a knack for history and international food will be interested in dropping by the historic Panama Hotel and Tea House. This building, constructed in 1910 by the first Japanese-American architect in Seattle, began as a haven for Japanese immigrants and local fishermen as it rose in popularity with its Japanese bathhouse in the basement (of which a restored version is showcased today). There are also some areas on display in remembrance of the forced location of Japanese-Americans during World War ll. The building currently operates as a bed and breakfast, but visitors are also encouraged to come only for the tea house and Japanese pastries downstairs.

4 See A Piece Of The Berlin Wall After Turkish Coffee

Cafe Turko prides itself as the place to go for authentic Ottoman cuisine, including Turkish coffee, which is perhaps the most talked about beverage in the country. After a nearby museum closed, a piece of the Berlin Wall was placed on display in the street outside of the cafe. Visitors can see the wall fragment without visiting Cafe Turko, but a Turkish experience before or after seeing this piece of history makes for an extremely unique experience in Seattle.

3 Connections Museum

This very niche yet still fascinating museum shows off a collection of telecommunications equipment which especially gives visitors a close-up look at the evolution of the telephone. Machinery from the earliest days of telecommunication to modern-day phone booths and a multitude of random phone models in between are on display.

2 Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is an over 100-year-old shop easily found in Seattle's waterfront tourist area. It is home to an impressive collection of artifacts, including shrunken heads, old showcase mechanical toys, and tons of weird souvenirs and small gifts to take home. The most famous residents of the shop are two mummies with mysterious pasts named Sylvia and Sylvester, which are on display.

1 Giant Hat And Boots

A unique landmark can be found in Oxbow Park, which is now home to the largest hat and cowboy boots in the country, which originally were part of a Western-themed gas station built in the 1950s. The hat was originally the office of the gas station, and the bathrooms could be found inside the boots. This quick stop provides yet another example of the whimsical vibe of Seattle.