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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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  • Smith Tower was a great experience. You get a great view along with some history on the foundation of Seattle. The Chinese room at the top of the tower has a wonderful view with some tasty drinks. I r...  more »
  • I read about the Smith Tower in old 1990s guide book and I really wanted to see it . it indeed makes impression. In the times of its glory it was once the tallest building west of Mississippi river. M...  more »
  • You start in a kind of museum that explains the history f the building and the economic and political scene of Seattle when during its construction. It's more than just read pieces of texts on the wal...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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