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Smith Tower, Seattle

Categories: Observation Decks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Explore the rich history and unique ecology of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region at Smith Tower. The national park encompasses Chalmette Battlefield, site of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, as well as a 9,307 hectare (23,000 acre) wetland preserve, an Acadian culture center, and more. Head to Chalmette to tour the battlefield and learn more about the battle's influence on United States history, then stop by the Barataria Preserve to walk above the bayous via boardwalks and trails (call ahead to reserve your place on the walking tour). Learn more about the Cajun people who originally settled the area at the cultural center, where entrance is free. Check the website for more information and details regarding the other points of interest within the park. Take a look at our Seattle trip generator to schedule your visit to Smith Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My daughter and I enjoyed an ecclectic tour of the Smith Tower just this week. We started in the Provisions Store, where we purchased some fun trinkets and goodies. I love how everyone is dressed in p...  read more »
  • For half the cost of the Space Needle(which i love as well), you can observe almost the same stunning views. There is a bar at the top and lovely seating around the windows. There is a small out door ...  read more »
  • I have been going up to the Chinese room for over 50 years. They have ruined it! The only carvings left are on the ceiling, and they painted it black. There is some of the wood carved furniture left, ...  read more »
  • I had lunch recently at Diva Espresso in the Smith Tower. It was cozy and friendly. I will return.
  • Oldest skyscraper in Seattle, and tallest on the west coast for many years. Still has a lot of it's original charm.
  • My fav view in the city and love the elevators! You get a panoramic view but it feels quaint and personal. Although I do agree they could do more with the room at the top where you purchase your ticket... who cares about the inside? The view is outside!
  • Awesome building
  • Let me just say first, my office is currently located in Smith Tower. The building has plenty of charm. And when I say charm, it's not a cover-up for it being old and decrepit. The building has maintained a lot of the historic elements. At the top of Smith Tower is the observation deck, which is a great place if you want to check out great views of all of Downtown Seattle.
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