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Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
206-684-7200
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As featured in 3 days in Seattle
Ranked #40 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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Oakville, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

First time visit and spent closr to an hour wandering around and taking in the various attractions within the area. Yes, there are the tourist traps but you only live once-so go check it out while in Seattle.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Okay, so the Space Needle is a little dated. And, yes, Chihully does his glass exhibits all over the US now so the one at Seattle Center isn't exactly new. And, the EMP Music Museum isn't the Rock and Roll HOF, but it is cool and perfect for teens who so often get bored on family vacations. The area is... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife was in Seattle for the first time and we went up the Space Needle. Great views and she loved it.

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Waltham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Hadn't seen Seattle Center in many years but this past August, I had the great fortune to include Seattle in my Pacific Northwest vacation. The Center is a great first stop in Seattle. There is plenty to do- a great fountain that is not to be missed, the Space Needle, the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum and the EMP Music... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The last time I visited the Seattle Center was in 1965, just after the worlds fair. I was on my way to Alaska where I was stationed. When I arrived in Seattle this year, my first objective was to go to the Seattle Center and go up the needle to get a photo of me like I had taken in... More

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Once the Seattle Center Monorails wisks you from the downtown area to the Seattle Center, you'll have a wide range of attractions to enjoy, all located within a two minute walk from each other. Here you'll find the Space Needle, EMP Music Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Armory, Pacific Science Center (all reviewed in more detail elsewhere) and other... More

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Iowa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The monorail is a wonderful asset to visiting the Space Needle. The intervals are about every 10 min, and it's completely worth the money.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

concession prices were reasonable, but they were running out of food and the lines were long. great view from our seats.

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Modesto, California
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422 reviews 422 reviews
180 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Seattle Center has so much to offer. During a recent visit we enjoyed the Chihuly Glass Museum (one of my favorite museums), the Children's Museum and the Armory Food Court. We wanted to visit the Science Center but it was closing early for a special event. In addition, there is the Experience Music Project (EMP) and the Duck tour... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every month there is a new festival theme going on at the Seattle Center. People gather to hear the music, splash in the fountain, and relax on the grass. There are always vendors selling interesting goods and you are right in the heart of the EMP, Science Center, and Space Needle. Don't miss this place!

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