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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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  • I was the only one in the group that wanted to go up so I did. Line was a little long but did move along. Price was 36.25 before 11 or 12. Went to the top and the views were awesome. Walked down... 
    I was the only one in the group that wanted to go up so I did. Line was a little long but did move along. Price was 36.25 before 11 or 12. Went to the top and the views were awesome. Walked down...  more »
  • Always a fantastic time to see the Space Needle, even if it's just from the ground. Seattle Icon makes it worth the trip every time. 
    Always a fantastic time to see the Space Needle, even if it's just from the ground. Seattle Icon makes it worth the trip every time.  more »
  • I bought a combined ticket for the Needle and the Chihuly gardens. September was a perfect time to visit as there were no queues and the views were clear. 
    I bought a combined ticket for the Needle and the Chihuly gardens. September was a perfect time to visit as there were no queues and the views were clear.  more »
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  • Famous place that couldn't be missed while visiting Seattle. Very iconic. We went during nice clear day and was able to see all surroundings clearly. It was crowded. It took us 2 hours from the moment we entered (timed) line till we got to the top. Elevator was full so we couldn't see anything while riding it up or down. There was barely any room to breath. Views are great! We liked open viewing area even though sun was from the side we couldn't take good picture of. Glass floor was great too. Overall we enjoyed it. A little too pricey for a family of 4, but as one time place to visit it was worth it.
  • What an awesome attraction! This is by far Seattle’s most iconic location. With stunning views of Seattle, and interesting history, and great dining the Space Needle is one of my favorite visits ever. The tickets are slightly pricey, but it is definitely worth the experience. The elevator is very fun to go up and the place is well maintained. You also may meet awesome people up there to. People taking photos and some just observing the magnificence of Seattle! This is an awesome visit and I’m very happy that I went!
  • Such a cool tourist spot to visit. Honestly a must see. I love the information on the way up to the entrance. The guy on the elevator ride was funny and very nice. The view was beautiful and so cool to see. I love the little bits of things to look down on and read from the top too. The views really make the city a highlight. When we had an issue with our tickets the service desk solved it right away too! A great experience all around.
  • This is one of the best Seattle attractions. We bought city pass that included visit to Space needle and 4 other attractions. I would recommend doing so. You can see 365 degree view of Seattle. There is a glass floor that rotates which is very cool. You can take nice photos there. They have a really cute restaurant in the top floor. You have to reserve at least few days before going. The restaurant is very pricey but worth the experience if one can afford.
  • Gorgeous View from the top of the Seattle Space Needle! Definitely top on the list if traveling to Seattle. We enjoyed the observation deck and especially the walk over the clear see though floor which is for the brave heart because it could be difficult for some. Or they would just chose to not look down. But it's a one of kind experience that I would highly recommend. I enjoyed it so much I took video of that walk. We traveled here back in 2019 and would love to go back.

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