Seattle Underground, Washington
The United States’ Northwest region is brimming with beautiful and interesting sites like Portland, Oregon’s Japanese Garden and Washington’s Snoqualmie Falls, but tourists looking for something unique will want to make sure to stop off in Seattle. Long before the city we know and explore today existed, there was a small metropolis filled with buildings made of wood. On June 6, 1889, 31 blocks of 1889 Seattle burned to the ground. In response to the Great Seattle Fire, city officials decided to enforce an ordinance that required buildings be built from stone and brick and raised the city’s streets two stories, away from the ruined grounds. Visitors can still visit the remnants of the city, which sits below modern-day Seattle like a forgotten cemetery of the city’s history.