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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. To visit Seattle Center and other attractions in Seattle, use our Seattle trip maker website .
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  • From worldwide cultural festivals and "World Fairs", to food and beer from around the world, and New Year's Fireworks celebrations -- The Seattle Center offers things to do for everyone all year long.  more »
  • Loved walknig around the Center. It's clean and safe even at night. The signs make it very easy to find your way around. I loved that there is so much to do or see all in one area!  more »
  • Several to most national and international festivals of music, dance and art form are held here. During the festivals the place is humming with activity. If you like noise, variety of food and assorte...  more »
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  • Really nice gift shops! Essentially Seattle and their partner store next door are really fairly priced. The whole place is pretty great. Good food carts, along with the Armory and many options inside. All the main attractions are there so it’s really nice for tourists and local families for sure! There’s usually live music playing of some sort from talented locals.
  • Seattle is a great place plenty to do and see. The market place was amazing. If I lived there my wife would have fresh flowers every day. So many nice people here. We were in town to catch our cruise to Alaska. We really loved it here. The weather was freaking awesome. NO RAIN!!!!
  • Really nice gift shops! Essentially Seattle and their partner store next door are really fairly priced. (Though I wish the Jehovahs Witnesses would leave the front of the store asking people weird questions along with the Wyndham Timeshare guys) The whole place is pretty great. Good food carts, along with the Armory and many options inside. All the main attractions are there so it’s really nice for tourists and local families for sure! There’s usually live music playing of some sort from talented locals.
  • One of the nicest places in a city I've been to. Lots to see and do between the famous Space Needle, Science museum, glass gardens, and The Armory. The armory is like a mall food court but on steroids. Upwards of 15 restaurants all enclosed in one venue. No need to argue over where to eat when visiting the city center, go to one place and everyone can have their favorites. Was a little disappointed that the fountains were under maintenance but looked like they are beautiful when up and running.
  • The Space Needle is a must see. The views are beautiful. It is worth the wait in line. The gift shop is a great place to buy souvenirs. I didn't find it too expensive. I like that they have a lot of cashiers in different areas.
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