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Space Needle, Seattle

Categories: Monuments, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • A must see in Seattle. Parking is easy-drive up and they will valet, or park down the block. Chihuly Glass is in the same space--nice and close. Skip the Sports Bar and Grill outside the space needle ...  read more »
  • While the great 360 degree view of the city were to be expected, What truly stuck out was the ride up, since it allows you to peer outside while you're going up to the top. The selfie cam outside on t...  read more »
  • I love going up tall towers...the Empire State Building, the Chicago Willis Tower, the Los Angeles US Bank of course I had to go to the top of the Space Needle, too. Great things about t...  read more »
  • GO TO THE RESTAURANT! The Needle itself cost almost $30 per person, plus you have to wait in an elevator line FOREVER. We wanted to eat at the restaurant that rotates giving you 360° views of Seattle anyway. When we got there we realized we had our own private elevator to the top plus we still got to go to the observation deck anyway. $30 pays for over half of a meal, so why not pay a little more and spend at least an hour at the top, not packed in like sardines! AMAZING views!
  • Built in 1962 for the Worlds Fair, this iconic symbol is undeniably the most recognizable structure in Seattle. Glass elevators rush you to the top where there's a wonderful restaurant that revolves. The observation deck offers 360 degree views of one of the world's most beautiful cities. Worth a visit!
  • The veiwsa were amazing! Staff was friendly and the area was very clean. I took my 6yo and myself to the top for under $50. I did feel that it was a little to overpriced for what it was... but if anyone has a chance to do this at least once they should. Took lots of awesome pictures and my kid loved looking through the binoculars and telescopes they have all around the observation deck. On the way up they have little interactive things that shows you have the space needle was built, but your in a moving line to the elevator to go up so you almost don't have enough time to look at it all. Right before getting on the elevator they take a free picture of you and your group and you can share/post the picture when you get to the top... I tried to share it when I got home and it wouldn't let me so make sure to wait in line so you can share.
  • This is a really neat tourist attraction. We waited around 30-45 minutes with a reservation, but the line follows a display of the history of the tower. The top is very sturdy and feels very safe. You would have to have an intense fear of heights to hate the top. I appreciated the clean and classy feel of the tower. I highly recommend doing this as part of the city pass, I would have a hard time paying $27 for it.
  • Food and service was great but the room spins just fast enough to give you motion sickness. It may depend on what direction you're sitting. We were placed at a table looking straight out and parallel to the windows. Tables nearest the window were placed perpendicular to the windows so they may not have the same motion issue. I personally couldn't get down the elevator fast enough after dinner as the sickness set in. Took about 3 hours to stop feeling sick.
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