3015 NW 54th St
Seattle, WA 98107
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks connect Lake Washington to Puget Sound. Also known as the Ballard Locks, the entire complex includes gardens, lawns, real operating boat locks, and a terrific indoor viewing fish ladder. This is a great place to stroll around, wave to the boaters, bring a picnic, and listen to free concerts in the summer. There are two ways to get here, either on the Ballard side or the Magnolia side. You'll probably find the Magnolia side a little easier for parking, but there is more stuff to do on the Ballard side.
Grounds: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fish Ladder Viewing Room Hours: 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.