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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

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Address: 440 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
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+1 206 709 3100
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is a free public...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is a free public space where you can see and learn about the foundation's work and its efforts to help people around the world live healthy and productive lives.

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Whether it's learning about the value of water, or what small steps we can take to help other parts of the world, you can go back to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visiting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether it's learning about the value of water, or what small steps we can take to help other parts of the world, you can go back to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visiting Center and always learn something new.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a look but a bit preachy. Well set out and plenty of interesting interactive displays. Free entry and only a short walk from the Space Needle.

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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 45 minutes learning how the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation are putting their philanthropic efforts to work. Their effort to eradicate polio across the world is amazing!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every visitor to Seattle would be privileged to spend two hours in this wonderful center. We are so glad we took the time to do this.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent visitor center describing the main areas of focus for the Foundation, its methodology, and the many world (and local) challenges about which we can all make a difference. Guided tour was worthwhile..

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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was close to our hotel and very close to the Space Needle. It was interesting and shows amazing work done by Bill & Melinda. Nothing exciting however

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a few hours to spend here I highly recommend it. It is interesting to learn what kind of projects are important to the foundation, how they measure what is working and what is not and how they decide what projects they endorse. There is so much to learn and the visitor center is very interactive

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Comox Valley, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 693 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my son Matt went looking for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, so imagine our surprise as we wandered around Seattle to stumble upon it? This WAS our highlight in Seattle. But listen, I'm an older man, and I cried a private cry to see this place. These fine people gave away over 5 billion last year to... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was East Coasters, we only hear about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - but to see the scope and breadth of their vision is truly inspiring...across the street from the Space Needle, so go for it!!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eye opening to how much is being done to address the great needs in the world. Incredible innovations in the fields of power and water are highlighted.

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