University District in Seattle

university-district-seattleSeattle’s University District is, of course, the area surrounding the University of Washington’s main campus.  The university is located on Seattle’s north side and with over 30,000 students it’s no surprise that much of what goes on in this part of town is related to “UW”.

The University of Washington opened in 1861, making it one of the older universities on the West Coast.  The university’s sports teams – known as the Washington Huskies – practice and play at a collection of waterfront facilities on the eastern edge of campus, including Husky Stadium, Hec Edmundson Pavilion and Husky Ballpark.

The University of Washington School of Medicine opened in 1946.  The University of Washington Medical Center has become one of the most highly-ranked hospitals in the country.  Originally opened in 1885 as the Washington State Museum, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is located at the northwestern corner of the UW campus.  Also on-campus are the wide-ranging collections of the Henry Art Gallery.

AlphaNexus has an easy-to-use guide to the hotels of Seattle’s University District.

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