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We asked which city YOU would like to see host ISHI in upcoming years, and over the course of 60 days, we received 317 votes! There were five fantastic cities to choose from: Charlotte, Orlando, Phoenix, Seattle, and Atlanta, but your choice was clear. With 102 votes (32%), our winner was crowned. So, mark your calendars for October 2-5, 2017 for ISHI 28 in Seattle, Washington!
Home to Boeing, Amazon.com, and the Original Starbucks, Seattle hosted more than 18 million visitors in 2013 alone. A contest held in 1981 left Seattle with the nickname the “Emerald City” as a reference to the lush evergreen forests in the area.
While in Seattle, be sure to visit the Space Needle. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Space Needle was once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River. Standing at 605 feet, visitors can ride an elevator traveling at 10 miles per hour to reach an observation deck at 520 feet where they can take in breathtaking views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay, and surrounding islands. If you’re feeling hungry, take the elevator down a few feet to the rotating SkyCity Restaurant.
If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, take a brief walk to the Pike Place Market. Overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront, the Pike Place Market is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmer’s markets in the United States. The Market is home to a variety of unique shops and antique dealers, comic book and collectible shops, fishmongers, fresh produce stands and craft stalls.
No ISHI is complete without our Wednesday night off-site event. In 2017, you’ll be able to network with other attendees among one of the largest and most comprehensive air and space collections in the United States. With over 150 rare aircraft and space vehicles, tens of thousands of artifacts, and millions of rare photographs and negatives, it’s sure to be an evening you won’t soon forget! To learn more about the Museum, click here: http://www.museumofflight.org/.
To learn more about Seattle, view Visit Seattle’s video below.