Seattle Space Needle
Built in 1962, the Space Needle served as the symbol of that year's World's Fair. It has since become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The privately owned Space Needle is managed by the Space Needle Corporation. The needle features an observation deck, restaurant, gift shop and more.
It is about 11 miles away from the conference hotel.
Microsoft Visitor Center: Walk through the doors of the Microsoft Visitor Center and you are surrounded by the sights, sounds, and demonstrations of the same idea: Microsoft believes that everyone in the world has potential and that great software can help you realize that potential.
Once inside, you can explore the vision, products, culture, and history of Microsoft. Our exhibits display everything from the latest Microsoft Research innovations to the very first personal computer. Explore hands-on exhibits featuring some of the company's most exciting technologies for home and business.
The Microsoft Visitor Center is open to all employees and visitors to the Microsoft campus. Come share in the excitement of our discoveries, explore some of our latest products, and meet some of the people whose ideas and creativity make Microsoft a world leader in computer and software technology.
It is about 5 miles away from the conference hotel.
The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is located in Mukilteo, Wash., 25 miles north of Seattle. Public tours of Boeing's Everett factory are available seven days a week. The Everett, Wash., facility is home to the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner production lines.
During the tour of the world's largest building by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet or 13,385,378 cubic meters), visitors will see airplanes being built for our worldwide base of airline customers.
For more information visit the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour Web site. It is about 30 miles away from the conference hotel.
Mount Rainier National Park
The Spirit of the Mountain inspires legend and poetry as countless people have struggled to define the mountain's allure and danger in words and images.
"Out of the forest at last there stood the mountain, wholly unveiled, awful in bulk and majesty, filling all the view like a separate, newborn world, yet withal so fine and so beautiful it might well fire the dullest observer to desperate enthusiasm." --John Muir, Steep Trails, p. 264.
It is about 75 miles away from the conference hotel.
A trip to Mount Rainier National Park will be arranged for free for the ICCES participants on Sunday.
University of Washington
Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. We’re deeply committed to upholding the responsibility that comes with that legacy. And being public has always meant being accessible.
Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer, including world-class libraries, art, music, drama, sports and the highest quality medical care in Washington state. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others.
8 miles away, and Guided Tours are available daily, at http://admit.washington.edu/Visit/GuidedTour