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Instagram-Worthy Spots Around Seattle to Visit With Kids

Shoot fun photos for your followers at unusual Seattle-area landmarks

Nancy Chaney

Published on: April 26, 2021

Instagram-Worthy Spots Around Seattle to Visit With Kids

Bactrian two hump camel outside Seattle Asian Art Museum climb on for Instagram photo

5. Two-Hump Camels

Young teen boy crouching in the hole of Black Sun sculpture in Volunteer Park near Seattle Asian Art Museum best instagram sites in Seattle
Posing with "Black Sun." Credit: Nancy Chaney

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.

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