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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 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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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a Seattle staple so it's worth the $26 to enjoy. The 360° view of the waterfront and city and residential is awesome. Great photo op! Long line to wait for fix and couldn't get on the next lift for 2 hrs so it gave us time to get lunch and come back with our already purchased fix to board.... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you visit Seattle, you must visit the Space Needle. The view is spectacular (on a clear day) and worth the price of admission!

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

So the Space Needle is exactly what you'd expect it to be. It's an Icon, you can't leave Seattle wihtout having at least one picture of the Space Needle. It's expensive to go up, but it's beautiful just like any other viewpoint over a major city would be. The restaurant is insanley expensive, you're paying for the view, not the... More

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florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You got to do this. It is so cool to be on top of the needle. If the weather is good you can get some really nice pics.

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Vacaville, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

you won't be in seattle without a visit to this iconic place. line was extremely long, glad we purchased the VIP ticket, we were able to bypass the long lines... view from the observation deck was awesome. sunset with view of the mountain cascade is just beautiful.

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New Haven, CT
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you like to stand in line and spend a lot of money, this is the place for you. First, we waited half an hour in line to buy our tickets. Then you wait in another line to give someone your ticket. Then another line for security and another one to get on the elevator. All this took about an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You might as well just spend the 25 dollars per person to go up to the top of thus thing. The views were very cool. And you can't just not go in the needle when you visit Seattle. It's inhumane!

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ckmclements
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you're a first-time tourist in Seattle, the Space Needle is pretty much one of those "gotta do it" things. It's a little pricey to get up to the top (and oh, how VERY swiftly you get to the top), but the views of Seattle are worth it. Normally my reviews are longer, but what else is there to say?... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The one thing I didn't like is that the elevators opened into the gift shop, when you come down. Even for a cloudy day, the view was breathtaking. We went as a group and got a picture taken as we went in(free) and you can have it sent to your e-mail. We rode the monorail the short distance from downtown,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Space Needle is a must visit. The views as you would expect are breathtaking. We should have bought our tickets to include the Chihuly Gardens which displays the Glass Designers Chihuly largest works.

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