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Seattle has many unique attractions that double as great places to visit while stoned for their surreal features and inspirational content. As an artist I love visiting museums, concerts and shows which feature vibrant colors, shapes and sounds that inspire and entertain me. Being high lets me feel even more wonder and amazement at these places and also allows me to relax in popular destinations where I would normally be very agitated. Below are just 5 of many places in Seattle that I enjoy going to while high and have led to many fun and inspirational experiences that I hope you can experience in the future.
Enter worlds of aliens, magic and even The Exorcist. The Sci Fi Museum is like a play pen for nerds. Multiple floors are filled with interactive displays, trailers and costumes and props worn in genre-defining cinema. You will gawk at treats like the Jareth costume worn by the great David Bowie in Labyrinth or Captain Kirk’s chair on the Enterprise covered in Tribbles or sitting in the Iron Throne yourself as ruler of Westeros. If you ever wanted to spend 2 hours and really see everything at the Sci Fi Museum and EMP, I highly recommend smoking a bit of weed and indulging your inner nerd. At around $25 per ticket for access to SciFi and EMP, this visit is more of a special occasion, but the cost is definitely worth it.
The late night laser shows were my favorite, cheap entertainment in college that also introduced me to some classic albums and music in a new and exciting way. Bring a couple pillows, a friend and make sure to smoke some bud or eat a cannabis cookie before you go. Evening shows are an hour long and will feature an array of laser art set to music across the ceiling and walls in the laser dome keeping your mind entranced. There are many varieties of laser and music pairings including Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” to more modern music like Daft Punk and dubstep. I recommend picking a show with an artist (Zeppelin or Michael Jackson anyone?) you like or make sure to catch the limited or special showings coming up like the Gorillaz or their Halloween special.
No matter what time of year, you can always rely on a variety of indie films showing at the Grand Illusion in the University District for less than $10. This is a great theater to see works by surrealist directors, post-apocalyptic anime, and engaging documentaries that you know you love watching stoned. The padded chairs are comfortable and there are always munchies available to purchase a the counter. I personally recommend buying tickets about 20-30 minutes early before seeing your Italian horror triple feature or latest Terry Gilliam film.
For those wanting a bit more of an adrenalin rush, I recommend taking a tour of some spooky parts of Seattle’s early history. Visit the remnants of the underground and old buildings with unnerving stories guided by a real paranormal investigator. There are plenty of dark rooms, dank staircases and sepia photographs to set the mood and if that weed-induced paranoia sets in a bit, you’ll feel just as anxious as the international tourists you’re sharing the tour-space with. Halloween is coming up so this is a great time to give this event a try with a group of friends or just yourself if you’re that brave!
If you ever wanted to know what Whoville would look like outside of the Dr. Seuss book-this is the museum for you. Walking through the indoor and outdoor forest installations feel so surreal. World-renowned glass-blowing artist Dale Chihuly brings to life colorful and organic sculptures and marries them with nature to provide a very magical and surreal tour of glass sea shells, trees and unidentifiable creations. Seattle could definitely use more wonderlands like this around town. If they build the edible Willy Wonka forest, I know I would be the first in line.
The next time you need a burst of creativity or want to spend a day indulging in the amazing art and culture Seattle has to offer, visit one of these places and let us know it goes! Do you have a favorite trippy place to visit while you’re high? Let us know in the comments!