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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. Smith Tower is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Seattle Edition.
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  • This is a great place for tourist and locals alike! With an excellent view and a tour guide that welcomes you in shows you to the top of the tower...this is a great place to visit. I've been here a fe...  more »
  • We did the tour, which was very fun and cool then finished with a drink at the top. The view from the bar is incredible with a 360 degree observatory deck. It was a little pricey but worth the money.  more »
  • We loved this observatory. It provided lots of things that kept everyone entertained, from the 86 year old grandfather to the 4-yr old. The original Otis elevator and the operator were fun and worth t...  more »
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  • An amazing observation deck which gives you a 360 degree view of all of Seattle and Puget sound! Plus if you look straight down 2nd, you can even see the Space Needle in between the buildings! The bar at the top, which I believe is called the Chinese Room, is so nice inside and every seat has a view. The food and drinks are appropriately priced for a nice penthouse style bar, but totally worth it for the service, taste, and experience inside. Enjoy!!!
  • I went here for a fundraiser activity and fell in love. The cocktails are some of the most delicious I've had. Also, you CAN NOT beat this view. You feel like a million bucks snacking and drinking up here. They have a walkway all around the outside to really get a good look at the city. Furthermore, you get to ride an old fashioned elevator (bell hop included) on your way up to the top. This is now a spot I will take out of town visitors! A must see!
  • I checked out the Smith Tower Observatory for the first time last week with a group of friends. We arrived after 6 so we missed the first floor museum but the lobby had some pretty nice history on its own. The ride up induced some vertigo, but I got over it. We had really great drinks and good food in an upscale environment. I recommend the sazerac and grilled cheese, so good! It's a little pricey so it's great for a date or special night out. Cheers!
  • The tour through the building is well thought out and put together. Original Otis elevators add to the experience and take you to the lounge in the tower. Wood lined and intimate. A great place to stop by.
  • This is a nice place to go for an interesting night out. Though you'll end up spending about $100 all things included for two people. There's parking across the street in two lots, so you'll pay for that. Then you have to pay for access to the upper floors. Then of course your food and drinks. That said, it's real nice up top. It's almost like enjoying a secret bar in a speakeasy or something. You can look out over the city. The drinks were very tasty. The food, while good, was a bit slow. Might have been short-staffed that night from the looks of things though. The menu is small, but reasonable diverse enough for everyone to fine something. The best description is sophisticated, upscale bar food. If you haven't been here and want to try something different, give this place a look.
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