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Space Needle, Seattle

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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. Put Space Needle into our Seattle vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seattle.
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  • We went up about an hour before sunset which allowed us to get both day and night photos. Speaking of photos... there is a friendly photographer on staff that will take a free group photo before going...  more »
  • You cannot visit Seattle without going to the coolest spot in the city, make sure you bring a camera and a jacket. It is a little breezy at times. The views on a clear day are second to none. And whil...  more »
  • The tower itself is the landmark of Seattle. I was my first time and looking at everything around it is just majestic. The revolving restaurants also offers good steak.  more »
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  • It was easy to get tickets. Just went to the kiosk and then waited for my turn to go up. We managed to get up there before a storm hit, so we got a pretty good view. Apparently there's better places to go get a similar view in town, but for the tourist factor, this did the job!
  • Went to visit the tower but couldn't get up there. They have a weird system of ticketing, you need to wait for hours to get a ticket and then wait again to get to the top. But the surrounding place is really great!. Some city attractions and good street foods.
  • We had such an awesome experience going up into the space needle this weekend! We got lucky with some clear weather when we got up there so we were able to enjoy views of the city and all the way out to Mount Rainer. They've really nailed it on setting up the atmosphere up there - they had beer and finger foods for sale as well as coffee, and it was great to spend some time outside on the deck then come in and relax at the tables and just enjoy the views. Lots of interactive elements to engage with and I would definitely recommend a visit up there!
  • Checked it off my bucket list! A bit expensive but it was a must do/see for me. I got a military discount thankfully do it wasn't too bad. The parking is horrible in Seattle.... period! However once you find decent parking and walk to the space needle, you can't feel anything but excitement and anticipation until you get to the top and see the amazing 360° views. I went early so the lines were shorter. You get a free digital pic which is cool to commemorate your visit. If you go on a clear day, the views are nothing but insanely breathtaking. You can see for miles on end and the Olympia mountain range is just spectacular. There are "tour guides" in the elevator (ask them questions) and lots to read, so you have full access to a lot of information. If you have enough time, check out the glass sculpture gardens as well. Great pieces. (I didn't go in but you can see some of them from the space needle and elevator above)
  • Amazing experience, all major cities should have some type of stunning attraction as such. I am not crazy about leaving the ground, but space needle made it easy, the elevator travels at 10 mph getting you to the top in 41 seconds with an incredible view going up. It was a great experience, I'm glad i did it. The pricing was also perfect, only $22.00 per person.