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Smith Tower, Seattle

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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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  • We skipped the daytime tour ($14) and bought $10 tickets in the lobby after 6 to go straight up to the bar. Chinese-themed room, prohibition-style cocktails and lovely space to enjoy the ambiance and ...  more »
  • Of course this is not only Seattle's original skyscraper, this is a building to open your eyes and ears. You see that prohibition was the law at the writing on the wall and old newspapers. Amazing vie...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit here. It was off the beaten path of the mainstream attractions and a very nice view of downtown. There is a restaurant at the top that serves food and cocktails. I had the ...  more »
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  • Go here, see the tower, enjoy the past. The tower is super old school, mechanical elevators operated by bell-boy, and freaking bar at the top. Definitely must see when visiting this city. I would even pay just to go to the bar getting a drink
  • I've got a bit of a thing about tall buildings and I was really excited when I found out that the Smith Tower had recently undergone renovations. The building itself although not the highest in town, is certainly one of the most attractive. It costs $12 to take the old fashioned elevator up to the 35th floor, but before you do, there's a fun and really interactive exhibition that tells the story of the building and about the history of prohibition. The elevator only takes 6 people, so unlike so many other tall building tours, you don't have the feeling of being herded sheep. We loved the little touches of the staff being dressed in 1920's style uniforms. The bar at the top had some really attractive features but in many ways we felt it missed the mark; no table service, many tables dirty and food served on disposable plates with disposable cutlery. That said, service was friendly and the views are amazing. The outside observation deck offers awesome views on a clear day and it's not crowded either so you can really appreciate the views. Well worth a visit, if you love history and want a sky high (almost) view of Seattle.
  • Beautiful view. Service could have been more friendly
  • You really step back in time once you board those elevators. Such a great time going through the exhibits and spending time up top enjoying delicious cocktails. Looking forward to going back.
  • They recently reopened and it's gorgeous! Definitely worth the visit!