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Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
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As featured in 3 days in Seattle
Ranked #41 of 206 attractions in Seattle
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Site of the 1962 Worlds Fair features the Space Needle, childrens museum, theater and lots of amusement rides.
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Blue River, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This easy access area has so many things to enjoy. Chihuly glass and garden is spectacular and, of course a trip up to the top of the Space Needle is an iconic Seattle experience. I've not been in the Experience Music Project, but walking around this amazing Frank Geary structure presents plenty of eye candy. If you don't want to... More

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Langley City, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Bewteen the food court , stage shows and kids activities this is a great place there's always tons of people and great atmosphere you are right beside the monorail the Space Needle and the Science Center

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Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Seattle Center is one of our favorite places to visit in Seattle. This former World's Fair site has plenty to offer for everyone. The Space Needle is an icon with great views of the city (come when there is low fog and you'll be treated to a magical view above the clouds). The Experience Music project in a Frank... More

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was slightly enthused by the center - it's got a bunch of public art and structures that are about as pleasing as most city-commissioned art is, and it's a little busy for my taste. If you want to shell out money on attractions, then by all means, go for it! The museums are of interest, but I didn't spend... More

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Sammamish, WA
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I am Irish, but you can be too by enjoying the music, dance and Irish genealogy sessions held in the Armory of the Seattle Center. One weekend a year the local Irish Heritage Club puts on a weekend beginning with the St. Patrick's Day Parade within the city and two days of Irish fun and learning in the Armory building.... More

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

You can take take the monorail to get here and then go see the Space Needle or EMP Museum. There wasn't anything major going on when we were there so not much else to say about it.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We take in Seattle Center and Pike Place on every visit to Seattle! Many times you can catch a big show or concert at the Center. Grounds are well kept and clean. My first visit was of course the World's Fair, and MANY times since then! Always a great visit while in Seattle!

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Baltimore, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Our hotel was across the street from here so we walked over a few times to take the monorail into downtown. Also visited the Space Needle, twice! TOp of the worl restaurant, The Dale Chuhilly Glass mumeum, Science Center and Experience Music Project. The Glass museum was beautiful! The art is amazing!

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Crete, Greece
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Any time of year one can hang out, grab a bite to eat and watch people. Sometimes there are exhibits in the main hall, sometimes dancing, trains, trade shows, etc. Even though the monorail is a short jaunt it's still fun and kids love it. Parking is easy too. With rides and games, the Science Center, Space Needle, festivals, Monorail,... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We walk through the Seattle Center, scene of the 1962 World's Fair, a 74-acre urban park and home to the landmark Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Experience Music Project, Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Children's Museum and many other attractions. The Music Project, invented... More

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