We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Space Needle

400 Broad Street, Broad St. and Fifth Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
800-937-9582
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$64*
and up
Seattle CityPass
Top Rated
$119*
and up
Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including...
81%
Ranked #30 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Climb 520 feet to the observation deck of Seattle's signature...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

4,256 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,828
    1,622
    674
    96
    36
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Rocklin, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The environment of the restaurant is second to none, complete with rotating room that allows for views of the entire city - worth the price when the price of access to the observation deck is taken into account. Ideal for dates or special occasions - recommend going after dark. If someone gets motion sick more easily, have them face the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Space Needle is what you expect - a tourist stop. One of those activities you have to complete if your stopping in Seattle. Price is hefty for an elavator ride to a big scenic view.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peoria, Arizona
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Here's the deal...it is easy to dismiss this as simply an expensive elevator ride. But for the five of us in Seattle it was really worth it. The view is great, there are plenty of interactive things to do while up there like sharing your photos via email or whatever social media by using the (free) kiosk located at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
wisconsin
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

In a way you almost have to see the Space Needle and go to the top, but for the $20 p/person it was not that amazing. Kids would probably dig it, but the money could have been put toward a local restaurant meal that would have been great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

For first timers in Seattle, you have to visit and go to the top of the Space Needle. Once you get in line to go up the elevators and reach the top, you find yourself at an observation deck, and you get awesome views of the city. Not extraordinary, but a landmark that, if you dont visit, it's like to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Top Contributor
781 reviews 781 reviews
262 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

How can you visit Seattle and not go up the Space Needle? Awesome views after you go up the glass elevator. Pro tip - it's expensive to pay for the ride up, consider combining your trip with dinner since restaurant clientele don't pay extra for the elevator ride. When it's clear, the views can be stunning.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It really did have stunning views, but apart from that, not much else. It is a must see as you can see the mountains on a clear day, but if you go in winter bring your coats, it's chilly up there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Although it is not IN-expensive to go to the top, it was fun to see the city from on high. We figured it was one of those "once in a lifetime" occasions. There is a free group photo opportunity which I appreciated. They emailed me the .jpg image without charge. At the top there are tables and chairs inside where... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I'll admit, the Space Needle wasn't necessarily an attraction that I was excitedly looking forward to. I've been lucky enough to travel to other "high-view" attractions throughout the United States, so I thought I knew exactly what to expect...I was wrong. The Space Needle folks have done a great job of making this a true gem. From the check-in system... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the must see and try attraction in Seattle. Unlike other tower say in Tokyo or Paris. Space Needle has a very interesting gimmick that is to personalized your visit. You can write down your name, your country of origin and right away your name are on the interactive screen display and you can play around with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Space Needle also viewed

 

Been to Space Needle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Space Needle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?