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Denny Hill: History of the Regrade

history walk

Denny Hill: History of the Regrade

8 reviews
This experience usually sells out. Book now.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 20 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Denny Hill: History of the Regrade

history walk

Denny Hill: History of the Regrade

8 reviews
This experience usually sells out. Book now.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 20 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

On this walk, we will explore Seattle's most famous land alteration project: the complete removal of a hill in the downtown area. We'll cover about 1.5 miles circumnavigating the old hill in the area known as the Denny Regrade, where Amazon's campus is now located. Along the walk, we'll learn about how and why early Seattleites undertook this audacious and ambitious project, which they completed between 1897 and 1930. We'll also see clues in the landscape that allow you to visualize Denny Hill and walk through the heart of the Amazon campus.

Your host

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David

Hi. I’m David Williams, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I am an award-winning author who has been leading walking tours around Seattle for more than 15 years. My books weave together the human and natural histories of Seattle and its surrounding areas. They include Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography, Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City, The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist, and Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal. This walk is based on what I learned writing those books.

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Selected by Atlas Obscura

This experience is offered directly by a member of the Atlas Obscura community and has been selected by Atlas Obscura.

Founded in 2009, Atlas Obscura is a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods. Community members also host their own experiences, providing special access to the world’s hidden wonders, local marvels, and gastronomical wonders.

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Where you'll be

We'll explore the area known as the Denny Regrade in order to understand its history and context in the historic and modern city.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 20 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We'll cover about 1.5 miles with minimal elevation change.

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Denny Hill: History of the Regrade
8 reviews
From $35/person
8 reviews
From $35/person