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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. 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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  • Viewing deck on the Space Needle undergoing renovations and so all the visitors were on one side only. Very crowded. The views were amazing  more »
  • We paid full price but found out the Space Needle is undergoing upgrades. It is going to be great once finished but we only had a small section to look out of. Shame it wasn't discounted  more »
  • We visited the Space Needle much like every other tourist in Seattle. Get the City Pass tickets if you want to see the Chihuly Gardens and the Museum of Pop Culture. Very nice view from up top. It was...  more »
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  • An iconic structure that comes to mind when people think of Seattle. There is a dining area at the top if you want to try it out or you can just go up and see the view. We went at sunset and it was a pretty sight to see the sun go down over the water. It was an okay visit since there is not much to do other than to enjoy the view. We did not hook up to cables and go out like some people although that would have been cool. At least go and say that you have seen in and been to the top. Make sure to have your tickets set because it can get pretty packed and the lines may be long. Also do not forget your camera when you go.
  • It's under construction now, visitors will not be able to see about 33% of the area. I wonder why the ticket price wasn't brought down. Elevator view was fantastic. There are surely breath taking views 360 degrees. My 3 star is based on the current visit and might improve with time, perhaps once the tower is fully open
  • Cool views but is under a remodel. It was more terrifying being up there than expected and the plywood is really damp. The gift shop is decked out and the walk to the elevators has so much historical information. I highly recommend getting the Seattle City Pass or the combo ticket with the Chihuly Glass Gardens. That place is lovely!
  • My husband and I had a fabulous time at the space needle. Such an amazing & beautiful view from the lookout up high. Take in the multi angle sights, take pictures, have coffee or just sit and enjoy lunch. A must if you're in the area. *But, if you want to get adventurous while in Seattle, "BUY" the City Pass. You'll Get more for your money and experience some of Seattle's best at a discounted price of $79. . . Have fun and enjoy!
  • Can't say much. Good view but unfortunately I was there while it's under renovation. Nevertheless; it was still open and it offers an incredible view of the bay and Seattle. Reminded of home, minus the bay part. Looking forward to visit again in the summer and hope the weather is less cold and the renovations are complete.
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