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Seattle Center, Seattle

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Built in 1962 for the World's Fair, Seattle Center is home to the instantly recognizable Space Needle, Seattle's official landmark. Here, you'll find the International Fountain, a Modernist water sculpture of carefully timed water jets and accompanying music. Travel to the observation deck atop the 184 m (605 ft) tower in 41 seconds via one of the elevators, and take in the 360-degree views of Seattle. Grab a burger at Skycity, the center's revolving restaurant, while watching the busy city below. The center is also home to the Seattle Shakespeare Co., the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, and the Kobe Bell. Also on site, the EMP museum is dedicated to popular culture and features the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. The complex's Pacific Science Center, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, is home to two IMAX theaters. Work out when and for how long to visit Seattle Center and other Seattle attractions using our handy Seattle travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Quick, easy and economical. Great if you are riding solo or in a big group. Make sure to save your ticket if you are riding round trip and also be aware of when the last ride leaves as it varies depen...  more »
  • So fun to touch back to the old Worlds Fair and a fun and quick way to get to and from Seattle Center  more »
  • This goes straight from the Space Needle to Downtown. We walked straight up, bought a ticket each and it left straight away. Cost us about $5.00 for both of us and was easy to find and takes you strai...  more »
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  • So much to do! Lots of restaurants to choose from and a ton of space to enjoy outdoors. Live entertainment, art, a super cool looking park thing for kids... I haven't spent much time there as I do not live in Seattle but I will be back and do some more exploring!
  • Anytime a cool event held here I always try to go! The whole layout of the place is great. The landscaping and water features were also well thought out.
  • Very fun area for all age's. This area is the mecca of Seattle festivals, event's, celebrations. There's explorative parks for children indoor and outdoor. Theres also the International water fountain which plays a water show to music, and in the summer is a water play area for everyone to cool off. There's a public skate park, the key arena, Pacific Science Museum, EMP, and Space Needle. Whenever you find you have nothing to do, check this place out.
  • The Seattle Center is fun! There are so many things to do for any sort of person. I personally enjoy going to the Armory for food and the occasional performance. There are also a ton of events from Doda tournaments to cultural festivals to Bumbershoot. This place is versatile and caters too all!
  • This is just the best outdoor venue to be at! The fountain is so much fun for cooling off on a hot day. This facility does not disappoint with the Art Galleries, Theatre, Food and just fun activities. A must stop place whenever we go to Seattle!