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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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  • August 8, 2017
    We went in the building expecting that we could enjoy the beauty of this landmark. Well, you have to purchase a ticket to "tour" the building but you can only go on the 1st 2 floors. We mistakenly tho...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Used a Groupon for this and it was well worth it. You get to see a picturesque 360 degree view of Seattle. The elevator to the top is neat because it has an old school vibe to it. The Chinese Room is ...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    I took the Smith Tower observatory tour. There's no guide. You see a short movie about the tower and people involved with it back in the early 20th century. Photos and interesting historical informati...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Cocktails were good! Service was slow because they had two people for the whole bar. We ordered snack food, never came. Ordered a second round of drinks, and pop corn. Drinks came, but they were out of pop corn? Like, how do you run out of pop corn? The server redeemed himself by bringing some chips. Views were amazing! I will be back but plan to eat before or after
  • June 8, 2017
    this isn't the tallest building in downtown but i do believe it has the best view! the interactive museum was a blast! i highly suggest stopping by here and learning a bit more about how the tower came to be. the viewing deck above is also awesome because you get the full 360 degrees
  • June 30, 2017
    Restored very well, very enjoyable experience. Great views of the city and a nice bar to enjoy some cocktails while you watch the sun and clouds move on through. The Needle is great but this is where the local's go, don't miss out.
  • July 3, 2017
    Very beautiful, historic Seattle building. The girls when we walked in weren't dying to help us but eventually we got what we needed to head on up to the observatory. The views are amazing and it's nice to enjoy a cocktail in the China Room. Worth seeing.
  • April 4, 2017
    Had a great time! I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the bar at the Smith Tower. It is very laid back and has the right amount of sophistication. The views are as exceptional as the had crafted cocktails. This place is a definite must for people that enjoy prohibition style speakeasies. The elevator was fun and informational and you can't pass up the opportunity to sit in the wishing chair. My girlfriend made sure to let me know that the clock has not started! Tick Tock

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