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Ballard Locks

ABOUT THIS POINT OF INTEREST
ABOUT THIS POINT OF INTEREST

Officially known as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, the Ballard Locks attract more than 1 million visitors a year to the Seattle area. Completed in 1917, the locks connect Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington. While exploring the locks, stop by the fish ladder viewing area, where you can see the important mechanism that allows native salmon and steelhead trout to travel upstream in spawning season. To learn more, don’t miss the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden and the Ballard Locks Visitor Center. Book our Locks Cruise + Hop-On Hop-Off to visit Ballard Locks.

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