A fascinating way to spend the afternoon this summer in Seattle is to visit the Hiram J. Chittenden Locks and watch the boats navigate the locks. This can entertain you for hours. But at Hiram Chittenden Locks there is so much more to see. The amazing climbing fish, the painstakingly tended botanical gardens, and the best grassy hills in town for kids to roll down. There is also lots of prime picnic spots where you can munch as you watch the boats going by. Only a 25 minute drive from Olympic View Bed and Breakfast Cottage in Seattle and one of our guests most visited sites.