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Article posted: 5/18/2013 5:00 AM

5 free things in Seattle, from salmon to library

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A woman works on her laptop at the Seattle Central Library in downtown Seattle.

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The interior of the Seattle Central Library. The $165 million building's unusual design and decoration attracts visitors from all over the world.

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A lighthouse lines the beach at Discovery Park in Seattle.

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Two people walk the beach at Discovery Park in Seattle. At 534 acres, the park is the largest park in the city and features seaside bluffs, views of the Puget Sound, trails, a lighthouse and a beach.

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A lighthouse lines the beach at Discovery Park in Seattle.

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Boats and tribal canoes take part in the Tribal Journey in the Ballard Locks in Seattle. The Tribal Journey is held every year as a way to preserve Indian heritage and promote positive lifestyles for Indian youth.

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Justin Hall throws a salmon to a co-worker behind the counter at Pike Place Fish in Seattle.

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The exterior of the Seattle Central Library in downtown Seattle.

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The 39-foot-tall "Eagle" sculpture by Alexander Calder sits next to the Space Needle at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.

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It's not something that people in Seattle like to broadcast too much, but the Emerald City gets plenty of sunshine. Last year, there were 48 straight days of no rain to go along with long summer days, presenting a perfect setting to explore the numerous free parks, bike trails, markets, beaches and lakes the city offers. Here is a small collection of things to do.
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    • A woman works on her laptop at the Seattle Central Library in downtown Seattle.
    • The interior of the Seattle Central Library. The $165 million building’s unusual design and decoration attracts visitors from all over the world.
    • A lighthouse lines the beach at Discovery Park in Seattle.
    • Two people walk the beach at Discovery Park in Seattle. At 534 acres, the park is the largest park in the city and features seaside bluffs, views of the Puget Sound, trails, a lighthouse and a beach.
    • A lighthouse lines the beach at Discovery Park in Seattle.
    • Boats and tribal canoes take part in the Tribal Journey in the Ballard Locks in Seattle. The Tribal Journey is held every year as a way to preserve Indian heritage and promote positive lifestyles for Indian youth.
    • Justin Hall throws a salmon to a co-worker behind the counter at Pike Place Fish in Seattle.
    • The exterior of the Seattle Central Library in downtown Seattle.
    • The 39-foot-tall “Eagle” sculpture by Alexander Calder sits next to the Space Needle at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.
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