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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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  • October 4, 2017
    Visited the park, yes to see the Space Needle then found the glass exhibit, wow but then noticed the lovely park that surrounds the exhibits. There is plenty of space to stroll and enjoy the lush gree...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We are to promote Vancouver attend a day travel to West Seattle. Main market Pike Place Market~ Pike fisherman's bastion West Seattle ferry ~ next to bian Aquaria. Still have to go to the famous Landmark space needle. Building Council can stay 兩tian ~ can still go to the outlet ... On the return trip. Parker farm, trade, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport Park, located in the United States West Pike Street in downtown Seattle, is the oldest farm trade market in the United States. It to 販 Mai when the production of Crops articles, fumble recovery, "West Seattle heart." Likes visiting ㄉ person: this requires more than half of Userboxes/Time to slowly stroll here ⋯☕️ the world's first Starbucks location I'm in this market! Nowhere can be bought in the other Cup. Along the way to still see a big row of long dragon-Russia Rome, bread, artful Prada 濃 happy cheese 專 Mai shop Gloria ~~ after the visit we walked to Fisherman's bastion see Seattle, Washington ferry first Aquaria, always taking pictures.
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  • October 3, 2017
    we got to the center using the monorail (worth the price to save walking steps) from downtown. there's a couple of restaurants/cafes and a group of counter food service locations inside the Armory bui...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    I love this place. Everyone who comes and visit should go to the Seattle Center. For those of us who live her, we should go to it more often. It's the cultural epicenter of Seattle. (Next time I'll take more photos of the different attractions. The Space Needle and weather were phenomenal so want to share some photos with you.)
  • June 10, 2017
    Good exhibits for ages toddler thru adult at the science center. Finding parking is difficult, but once you make it there's plenty to see and do. Its also a fairly short walk to the waterfront of both Puget Sound and Lake Union. Many outdoor food vendors are available for an extremely high price. (Bring your own lunch!)
  • June 21, 2017
    Great place with bunch of museums, playgrounds, nice fountain and Space Needle, of course. You can find what to do here for any age. It is difficult to find parking spot but there is paid parking lot from the 5th Street side that usually has free spots. Children museum is great place to spend a day. In the Armory there is a bunch of food places for any taste.
  • April 16, 2017
    I attended a weekend belly dance event at the Armory in Seattle Center recently and I was pretty pleased with this venue! The dance classrooms had full-length mirrors, there were plenty of bathrooms, there were water bottle filling fountains... And as someone who is always hungry, I appreciate having a dance event at a place with SO MANY FOOD OPTIONS. I ate something different for every meal, and there were some days where I had lunch, dinner, and a snack there. There's even a Starbucks for those of you who need a very specific coffee fix. But for those who want to try something different, there's bubble tea, smoothies, iced tea, hot tea... Plenty of beverages. Also mini cheesecakes. I recommend those pretty highly. I met this giant Great Dane named Titan while I was there, too. I can't promise that you will also meet Titan, but I figured why not share his picture with the world? He's a handsome boy.
  • June 23, 2017
    Love this place. Can spend all day there and still have more to see or do. Pack a picnic and have a full free day of adventure. My kids and I enjoy spending time there from time to time.

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