Sleepless in Seattle Celebrates 25th Anniversary

November 27, 2018
Sleepless in Seattle Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Did you know that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”? And even cooler, did you know you can see the exact floating home Tom Hanks’ character Sam lived in on a Duck tour?! Seattle is full of movie history, which is why his house isn’t the only place you’ll recognize from other iconic films. Here are some sights you’ll see on our tour that have also been part of movie magic.

leepless in Seattle Floating Home

  1. Space Needle Station

In “It Happened at the World’s Fair,” Elvis (the King himself!), takes a trip on the Seattle Center Monorail to Seattle Center, the site of the 1962 World’s Fair, located right across from Ride the Ducks of Seattle.

  1. Harbor Steps Apartments

Fans of scary movies like “The Ring” will recognize this apartment complex as the home of the movie’s protagonist, Rachel. You’ll see this building close to Pike Place Market as we make our way from Downtown to Lake Union.

  1. Gas Works Park

In “10 Things I Hate About You”, Kat and Patrick’s first kiss happens during a paintball game at this iconic park. You’ll get an unobstructed view of this former gasification plant as we sail on Lake Union during our water portion of the tour! Check out other sights from the movie too.

Duck with Gas Works Park


And that’s not all- plenty of TV shows, like Grey’s Anatomy, have filmed at spots close to our location like Fisher Plaza, which serves as the backdrop of Seattle Grace Hospital in the series. Want to learn more about Seattle’s movie and TV history? Come check it out on a Duck!

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