🐖 Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
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🐖 Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

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Rachel the Pig, Pike Place Market, 86 Pike Place, Seattle, WA

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Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, has restaurants galore on top of so many specialty food, meat, and produce shops that it would be so easy to pig out there. But one of the must sees at the market is actually a pig! Rachel the Pig.

 

Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

 

A 550-pound bronze cast piggy bank sits under the “Public Market Center” sign in the Market. The pig, named Rachel, has served as an unofficial mascot of Pike Place since 1986. Rachel was modeled by local artist Georgia Gerber after a real 750-pound pig named Rachel.

 

Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

 

Besides being a mascot and photo op for tourists, this life-size swine is also a real piggy bank that collects money for the Market Foundation to fund the Market’s social services. Each year she collects between $6,000 and $9,000 in currencies from around the world.

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Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

 

Site: Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market
Location: 86 Pike Place, Seattle, WA
Hours: Pike Place/1st Avenue level: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sunday, 11am to 5pm / DownUnder stores: Monday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm
Costs: Free admission
Date: June 30, 2009

 

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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