HIRAM M CHITTENDEN LOCKS < this is my business >
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3015 NW 54th St
Seattle, WA, United States
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Ellina and Chad's Wedding
"Beautiful gardens + a true shipping canal with locks and a salmon ladder. Very neat to see the salmon swim upstream. PERFECT TIME OF YEAR FOR THE FISH LADDER. More info here: http://www.traveltipsseattle.com/2007/09/the-fish-ladder.html"
Lara and Julian's Wedding
"The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, built in 1911 and often nicknamed the Ballard Locks, provides a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which connects eastward to Lake Union and Lake Washington. Tourists and locals enjoy watching the parade of sailboats, motorboats, tugs, barges and yachts passing through, as the locks' water levels are adjusted to allow their safe passage. Another popular spot is the fish ladder, built to allow salmon to pass between fresh and salt water, and to navigate the locks. Glass panels below the water line make it possible to watch the fish as they swim through the ladder."
Kerra and David's Wedding
"An excellent place to watch fishing boats, yachts, barges, and more move from saltwater to freshwater and back again! A real pleasure for the whole family. Perhaps the biggest draw is the SALMON LADDER! As I'm no fishologist, I cannot say whether a given species will be running in October, but you can always see something fascinating at the Hiram Chittenden Locks. There are lovely grounds and gardens, complete with a tiered lawn to picnic and take in the scene. Who knows -- you may even spot a sea lion or the Deadliest Catch boat!"
Seattle Wedding In November
"Jessica and I like to run to the Locks in Ballard on the weekends. We had our engagement photos taken in the beautiful gardens there and it is also a wonderful place to watch northwest salmon jumping up the fish ladders."
Seattle Wedding In September
"Watch ships as they come and go from Puget Sound. Located in Ballard which has unique neighboorhood shops, coffee houses, and restaurants."
Seattle Wedding In August
"Watch the boats, and see the Salmon ladder"
Seattle Wedding In July
"A favorite place to hang out. If the salmon are migrating, you can see them swim upstream at the fish ladder! Admission is free."
Bellevue Wedding In October
"If you've never been to Seattle, check out the Ballard locks and then stop by Anthony's for great seafood and a beautiful view of Shilshole Bay."
Jenny and John 's Wedding
"Though staring at a canal may not seem terribly exciting, these locks are definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. The canal is quite pretty, especially on a sunny summer day, and you don't have to be an engineering buff to enjoy watching this fascinating system in action. In addition to boat traffic, the locks see an estimated half million salmon and trout make the journey from saltwater to fresh each year with the help of a nearby fish ladder. Finally, a trip to the locks isn't complete without a stroll around the 7-acre Carl English Jr. Botanic Garden. Guided tours of the locks are available; however, the brochure from the visitor center and the plaques by the locks will give you plenty of information if you don't have time for a tour."
Amanda and Andrew's Wedding
"The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are always a great attraction. Late spring/early summer is a great time to enjoy the beautiful Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden. The gift shop in our visitor center has a wonderful garden pamphlet which will help you find many of the rare and exotic plants waiting to be discovered. Every trip to the Locks should include a walk in the garden, watching the boats, visiting the fish ladder, and exploring the exhibits and gift shop. This is a place "where the activity never stops!""
Mimi + Chris Wedding
"From Downtown Seattle or Hwy 99 Viaduct: Take Denny Way westbound and follow the road as it curves around to the right. Denny Way turns into Elliott Avenue. If you are on the Hwy 99 viaduct (Alaskan Way Viaduct), exit onto Western Ave. Follow Western till it merges with Elliott. Once on Elliott, follow Elliott Ave W northbound, it will curve into 15th Ave W. Continue north on 15th Street, across the Ballard Bridge to Market Street NW (the first traffic light). Turn left at NW Market Street. Follow NW Market westbound through the Ballard business district to the Taco Time. At Taco Time bear left onto NW 54th Street. Turn left immediately after the Lockspot Café"
Sheri and John's Wedding
Susie and Joseph's Wedding
Hiram M Chittenden Locks
3015 NW 54th St
Seattle, WA, United States