The University District in Seattle, Washington is a neighborhood district commonly referred to as the 'U District.'
' The main campus of the University of Washington is located in the heart of the University District. Within the district there are different neighborhoods that consist of beautiful architecture, lively events and delicious food.
Visitors can experience the college life by touring the University of Washington campus without being a student. Located on the campus is the Burke Museum featuring an array of Northwest Indian artifacts as well as dinosaur bones. To view one of the biggest contemporary art galleries in Washington state, head over to the Henry Art Gallery. To experience and create art, visitors can take part in figure drawing sessions that are open to the public on the University of Washington campus. The U District also provides many outdoor experiences like a Farmers Market on Saturdays, hiking and biking on Burke Gilman Trail and kayak rentals to tour Arboreteum, Lake Washington and lake Union.
The University District was first named Brooklyn, after Brooklyn, New York. But, since 1895 when the University of Washington was established the name changed to University Station. Then eventually changed again to University District. At the University of Washington during the early 1900's, the landscape of the U District changed with new buildings and businesses due to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
To see the active and impressive campus of the University of Washington, visit the U District the next time you are near Seattle, Washington. While in the area you can also experience everything that Seattle has to offer by taking a cruise with Waterways Cruises or walk through peaceful Green Lake Park.