5. Two-Hump Camels
A pair of stately Bactrian camels sits outside the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) in Volunteer Park, always ready to make an appearance in your photo (as they have for decades). Yes, you can climb on them!
As any camel aficionado will tell you, Bactrian camels have two humps, they live in Asia, and there aren’t many left. Their one-humped camel cousins, dromedaries, are far more populous.
Fun fact: The original camels were moved indoors to the Seattle Art Museum downtown in 1991, and the current camels outside SAAM are replicas.
Volunteer Park delivers a twofer of spots ideal for posting on Instagram: Stop for a closeup with the famous “Black Sun” sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, which invites you to climb into its hole or frame the Space Needle within it.
While away the rest of the afternoon visiting the museum (which reopens to the public on May 28), touring the Volunteer Park Conservatory (still closed at press time), climbing the water tower or playing on the playground.