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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 #37 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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Mombasa, Kenya
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We took the elevator ride to the top of this place and after a few minutes, we were done. Thinking about it later, this was an expensive elevator ride and it's not even the tallest building in town. Loved the views but would not do it again. It would be better to go to the restaurant and eat. The food... More

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Denver, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Arrived via monorail, fun and cheap, good way to get to the Needle from the Market, but not a must do. We bought the combo ticket at Chihuly Glass and Gardens, saved a lot of time in line at the Needle and saved a couple bucks in the bargain. We were travelling with a mobility impaired friend. The staff was... More

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Cobham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well worth doing if you have a good clear day as the platform that you walk around is open to the elements and gives you uninterrupted views. Great fun to see all the sea planes flying around and the spiders on top of one of the buildings were particularly realistic. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

All I can say it was an amazing view! Getting up there is relatively quick and easy and views when you get there are breath taking. You can see both city and country giving a fantastic contrast

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This attraction is what most people think of when they think of Seattle so it was the first attraction we visited. It was very busy on the day we visited, but we were given a time to return to get in line to go in so while we waited we walked around the area and listened to musicians and took... More

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The experience and views are a great tourist attraction. The only drawback was we had to wait an hour to get in a line for over another hour with 2 little kids (3 & 5); it's a lot of waiting for this attraction and we did this on a Sunday night. The nice part was the little snack cafe at... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our oh-so-touristy trip to the top of the Space Needle. We felt that it was something we just had to do during our stay in Seattle. The views were wonderful and I don't necessarily regret it, but the price was so high I doubt I'd ever do it again! Worth a trip though if you want to see... More

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Townsville, Qld, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It was a lovely sunny day when we visited the Space Needle so the view from the observation deck was spectacular. We went back at sunset to have another look at the city by night. The elevator ride up/down is interesting as you get a different view of the city each time.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wonderful views of the city. Took some great pictures. Good way to get a feel for the size of the city. Staff was very friendly

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Phila
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Very expensive elevator ride. We had lunch instead. Really good food-a bit pricey but included elevator ride. A very unique experience.

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