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Video: Seattle's waterfront, where the eels meet the wheel

The Seattle Great Wheel and Seattle Aquarium are a short walk from each other on the city's waterfront

Plenty of coastal American cities have big aquariums. And plenty of global big cities have enormous Ferris wheels. Seattle belongs to both clubs, and once you're on the water, it’s just a short stroll from eels to wheel.

Here’s a short video showing a glimpse of the Seattle Great Wheel and Seattle Aquarium, which are just down the hill from Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum.

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