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Space Needle, Seattle

Must see · Observation Deck · Landmark
Enjoy panoramic views of Seattle and the surrounding water from 184 m (605 ft) in the air at Space Needle. A symbol of the city since it was built for the World’s Fair in 1962, the tower features a 360º observation deck. Ride the elevator to the top for unobstructed views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Elliott Bay, and the surrounding islands, before stopping for a meal at the rotating SkyCity restaurant. Take a jacket with you when visiting the tower, as the observation deck is known for windy conditions. Plan your visit to Space Needle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Seattle road trip tool.
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  • This was just what it is - a tall space with amazing views. I would say it was worth it. My husband is not a fan of heights, but even he enjoyed the scenery.  more »
  • We went around sunset, this was the perfect time to go.So pretty. It was a little crowded. I thought with covid, they would limit the number of people there. Views are amazing, this is a must do in.....  more »
  • The day time was wonderful looking down on all of Seattle! Make sure to go back in the evening as the city really sparkles at night.  more »
  • It is an overpriced tourist attraction. We did have fun though. I preferred when the restaurant was there. It is no longer there. They have a cafe. It is pretty cool that you can see through the floor with the newer renovations. It is not something I will do again. It was nice but not worth all the money they charge for it now. When I went prior to renovations. I was able to go to the restaurant, got valet parking, and a good brunch meal for about 100 dollars all together for 3 people. This time I spent 132$ just for tickets and an additional 36 dollars for valet without the brunch special included. It was fun but totally not worth the experience for me. It is not financial friendly.
  • I used to live in the Seattle area, and I have visited many times. I had never been to the space needle because it didn’t seem interesting to me. I recently got talked into going with some friends wanted to see it, and I loved it. It was a very pleasant surprise. The views are great. We went during dusk and it was beautiful to see the sun set on the sound. The glass floor is a lot of fun. I definitely recommend.
  • Great view from a very nice icon of this beautiful city. When we were there we experienced all seasons in a couple of hours, sun, rain, wind and snow. Really beautiful! The crystal floor is amazing. Great experience and place to take photos. If you are in Seattle you have to go!
  • It is retro. It is futuristic. It is spectacular!! This iconic structure is a must stop if you’ve never been, or even if you have been hit have friends from out of town. The views from up on the tower are breathtaking! The interior public spaces have been renovated and are very nice. The gift store is huge, and has a bit of everything for every taste level. Yes, most things are kitschy, but there are a few cute or cultural items here and there. If you are lucky and visit on a clear day, it will be something you will remember forever!
  • Went on President's Day. Purchased tickets at kiosk with ease. Walked around and the line moved quickly. Funny guide on elevator going up, talked fast. Free pictures from the app on the deck and lady walking around with camera also taking free pictures. Not too crowded. Great views. Easy to leave when ready. It's a Seattle must-do!

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