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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 #46 of 212 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure how often people who actually live in Seattle need to go here, but for people visiting like my family and me it was a central location. We came here for the Space Needle and ended up buying the City Pass so we stayed for the EMP. We then came back at night for the Space Needle again... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This shopping centre has a collective sort of stores ranging from low to high. It has 4 floors so a lot to pick from. Also has a movie theatre and a german pub. Worth checking out

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are thinking of visiting Seattle in 2014...please save yourself the headache and stay home. There is so much construction in this city right now that it makes the Boston Big Dig look quaint and there is no prize like a good lobster roll at the end. City planners have screwed up so badly, that even walking around the... More

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Pomona, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Pros; can leave car and ride to the street market and back after the Space Needle. Cons; Not free but compared to the Space Needle its very affordable.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Came here for ChiveFest 2014 and Was.Not.Disappointed!! Stayed at the Inn at Queen Anne, so the location could not be beat. The park itself was beautiful and I especially loved the fountain! I did not get a chance to experience the full offerings of the Seattle Center, but hope to again, in the near future.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

There are several areas to shop around here: Westlake Center, Nordstrom, & City Centre. The third floor was the start of the monorail that goes to Seattle Center ($4.50 round trip per adult). It felt like we were flying between buildings & you end up going through part of the EMP museum when you arrive in Seattle Center (Space Needle... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

So much to do, children's museum, space needle, music museum, monorail, armory, and great area to take your children, a water area to get your little ones to love water, a water sphere that shots water at different locations at different times. It really is a center to do many different activities.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Go walk around. Cheap street parking just two blocks away. Food, vendors, museums, and of course the Space Needle. Make sure you see the Chihuly Garden and Glass.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Seattle Center is in the heart of the great city. You can spend a whole day exploring here. Take the kids to play fair games, enjoy fair rides, play in the huge fountain, have lunch in the center house, if your'e lucky there will be live music. After lunch take the kids to the children's museum downstairs. For adults, see... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The International Fountain at the Seattle Center was perfect for a hot day. The water sprays are choreographed to music; and the music can range from classical to grunge. Needless to say, it is a fun time for both kids and adults. On the day that we went, it was well over 30 degrees celsius with no breeze. Make sure... More

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