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Space Needle

400 Broad Street, Broad St. and Fifth Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109 (Lake Union)
800-937-9582
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As featured in 3 days in Seattle
Ranked #32 of 212 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Climb 520 feet to the observation deck of Seattle's signature building, which is actually 605 feet tall, for spectacular views of the city and its... more » Owner description: Climb 520 feet to the observation deck of Seattle's signature building, which is actually 605 feet tall, for spectacular views of the city and its surrounding area. For food and fantastic sights check out SkyCity, the tower's rotating restaurant that makes one complete orbit per hour. « less
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70 reviews 70 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Super spendy for two.. Around $50. Yes, it was interesting to see the city, but not worth missing the eateries, shops or water front in Seattle. The bright side? We found "Crow" just down the block for a superb little meal.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

So when I found out it was $30 to go up to the Space Needle I said "Nah, we can go find some hotel somewhere with a great view, what's the big deal?" It was my husband that told me we should go, and that it's a famous sight for a reason. I'm SO glad he talked me into it.... More

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Mount Kisco, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are in Seattle, this a must see on the list. Of course you get a great view from the top in every direction. If you are lucky, you can get a perfect view of the skyline with Mount Rainier hovering like an Avatar floating island in the background. Lines are long but they have a good system that... More

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Apopka, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the Space Needle in May during our 48 day West trip. We came in by rail from our hotel and it was really easy to do. Friends drove and they said the traffic was insane. We took the tour to the top and viewed the city which was really cool to do. There was a snack bar up... More

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Stanley, North Carolina, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When you are in Seattle, you just have to go. We were up late in the day, and really enjoyed the view. The ticketing process was really painless, and Bite of Seattle was going on so we were entertained while we waited. Ever without it, there is a lot to do in the area. For a Saturday night, the wait... More

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atlanta ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had a great time visiting the space needle! Its pretty awesome! I brought my Canon with me and got some really great shots. I spent a good 15-20 min up there and then went to dinner at Sky City (see my review). Would definitely visit again!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was within walking distance to Seattle's Space Needle. The area is very conducive to strolling to the site. The ticket buying process is simple...either wait in line, or use the automated kiosk, which we did. The line wasn't too long and in a short time we were at the elevator. It's a very quick ride to the top... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The most famous building in Seattle will always attract the crowds so be prepared to 1)Pay over the odds 2) queue for the tickets 3) queue for the lifts 4) expect a little bit of a scrum at the top during popular hours. Using the CityPass, you get to save a bit of money, get two visits to the top... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took our son to lunch at the SkyCity restaurant at the top of the Space Needle for his 15th birthday. Make a reservation before going, it is a very popular venue! It was better than I expected. With children, I would HIGHLY recommend going for lunch. It was a really 'fun' atmosphere, the kids put little notes on the... More

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Rockville, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We appreciate buildings and architecture and this is a great building to look at from outside. We took hundreds of pictures of the space needle from different angles and different locations at different times of the day and night. However, save your money and do not take the ride up - it is really not worth it. Especially if you... More

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