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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 #33 of 206 attractions in Seattle
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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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Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Space Needle is the Icon of Seattle. It is like most of the high rising icon of other places like the CN tower in Canada. Maybe because been to similar places like this, I don't find it so fascinating. It is the best place to see the 360 view of Seattle.

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Yes, it is pretty standard tourist stuff but it is worth while if you have never been to Seattle. The wait wasn't as long as I thought. The views were just okay due to the heavy overcast but still glad we went.

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CHESHIRE
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Well organised, efficient staff, amaaaaazing views. Recommended. Would be good to go at night, but we werent able to.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must see. The Space Needle design is amazing. Going up in the elevator was a little scary as your on the outside of the tower, but kind of exhilarating too. The views at the top give you a perfect 360 view of Seattle and Elliot Bay, and out to Puget Sound and as far as the Olympic Mountains,... More

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We lucked out and picked a day to eat at the Space Needle when Mount Ranier was out. It was incredible. The rotating restaurant made it just an incredible experience. Don't miss out on this attraction.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The Space Needle isn't that great, but it is pretty much a required visit if you are a tourist. I recommend going right after they open to avoid the crowds and long lines. It is cool to see a 360 view of the city, but like others have mentioned you can get the view for free at other places and... More

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Seattle
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everyone knows the space needle sucks. Everyone local, that is. It has been a tourist trap sine the 60's and it is far from secret that while the view is spectacular, everything else is designed to relieve your wallet of its bulk. The restaurant: horrific. Do not take my word for it. There are a multitude of reviews that can... More

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Needs to be a clear day to be worth it and that can be a challenge. Dining is very good. A bit pricey but includes your trip to the top which together are a good value!

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San Francisco, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of Seattle! I need to come back here during the night because I know the views are different during night time. And I recommend purchasing Space Needle AND Chihuly Garden if you're planning to do both, save yourself $5 =)!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Weirdly, and not the fault of the Space Needle people, it's just not as impressive as it would have been years ago. Maybe because it's no longer one of the tallest buildings in Seattle. Still, it's interesting and worth the trip. And, if you choose to have dinner at the top, you're not looking through a railing. Taking the sky... More

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