One of two Bactrian camel statues that welcome visitors to the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Credit: Nancy Chaney
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.
Editor's note: This article was published in April 2021, and has been updated for 2022.