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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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  • Bring towels and extra clothes so the kiddies and kids at heart can run around and play in the fountain. Huge water sprays with music. Great fun and place to relax.  more »
  • Cheap atmosphere around Space Tower and Museum of Pop. Ben and Jerry's in front of the museum spoils view on the architecture.  more »
  • Get the city pass it really helps and you can choose many different things to do like MOMP that is the museum of modern pop culture so much fun  more »
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  • I had been to this place during the winter fest in December. It is a large, neat, lively park. Enjoyed ice skating for $8 including gear rental per adult. There was also a beautiful display of ice sculptures by artists every Saturday evening during the fest. Kid-friendly place. The armory hall located within the campus has a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to grab a quick bite, dessert or beverages. Thid is located very close to the iconic space needle making it a great place to view fireworks display.
  • We participated in the St. Patrick's Day celebration. The city of Seattle does a great job in supporting this event. We marched in the parade and enjoyed riding the monorail at no charge after the parade. The festivities were delightful in the Center house with Irish dancers, bagpipes, dignitaries, and Irish food. We had a wonderful time!
  • The view from the top of the needle is phenomenal, as are the displays leading up to it. The grounds are also very pretty. However, much of the top of the Needle viewing is currently closed due to construction and I wish I'd known how much before I paid (they did explain the renovations when I paid but made it seem like it was MUCH less.) Felt like being in a construction zone. Wait until the work is done to go!
  • The fountain is beautiful! Walking around the center many kind faces and warm memories some musical performers I can hear. Great place to relax in the grass a while and take it all In. Love it! Sparkling lights in the trees, A wonderful woman by my side. $20 parking ouch! $12 beer ouch! Having a wonderful time, priceless..
  • Roadshow 2018 at Key Arena was amazing. The lines at the food vendors inside the arena were long, so those of our group having not eaten at Mod Pizza beforehand missed the first group. Tons more to do at the Seattle Center. The Children's Museum is always great for my kids!
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