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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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Ranked #39 of 215 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Fantastic. Was last in Seattle 20 yrs ago and the weather was not great so didn't go up. This time, first afternoon in Seattle with the family, sun was beaming so went up. Great viewing and lots of great photos taken. A must !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We used the Seattle CityPass which allowed us two trips - one daytime and one night time visit. You're not going to get 360 degree views of Seattle anywhere else so definitely worthwhile. The Space Needle also has some great history. The staff were friendly on both visits. On my second visit up, I realised my night ticket was accidentally... More

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Western part
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I have been up the space needle many times, and it is a "must see" for the Seattle area. There's a nice view and in this one, you can actually go outside (there is fencing so it is completely safe) but it is nice to have the open air setting. There's inside as well, of course.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views and no hassle. A good way to orientate yourself and understand how Seattle sits on the coast. Lots of treats in the large shop when you exit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is an obvious must-see when you're in the Seattle area. I love world's fair history and this one was fun to see again. I went up in 1999 and I haven't been up in the Space Needle again until this year when my wife was with me. It's a bit more expensive now compared to 1999 ($75 for two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It was a rainy, overcast day but Space Needle host, Herb made it so much. Showed us the floor patches...WOW!! Had so much fun with those patches, amazing photos. Changed all my rainy day blues. Awesome view of the city and bay. Going to have to come back to go on the outside deck. Thanks Herb for a 'once in... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful view and worth going here. There are also many other attractions there and easy to get to from the monorail at Pike and 5th.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We bought the City Pass, which included two trips up the Space Needle. We went during the day, and late at night. Nice views, and different each time. Well worth it.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you are in Seattle and want to take a view from above then go to the Space needle. When I went there, there was no waiting line at all and the observation deck was not crowded. What I really liked about it: They sell beer :-) Photographers advice: Go there in the afternoon - that way the sun is... More

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We decided to go up the needle on a Saturday morning. It was crowded but we paid extra and skipped a few lines. The ride up the elevator is great and once on top, you'll have great views of the city and the surrounding mountains and lakes! Totally worth a trip!

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