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Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
206-684-7200
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Ranked #44 of 215 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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Walpole
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I thought this was one of the nicest and cleanest parts of the city. Our hotel was a 10 minute uphill walk to the center, so we visited a few times. Lots of attractions - among them are: The Monorail, Chihuly Museum (awesome), Pacific Science Center with the dinosaurs and other marine life is cool, the landmark Space Needle and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was a first-anniversary trip for us, and our first impression of the Pacific Northwest. I was so excited to see a city I had only heard about and seen on television. It is amazing to me that in a city with more wealth than any other in the nation, you cannot do something about all of your homeless people... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of wasted square footage here, trying to utilize the leftover world's fair buildings.Kids will love the hands on stuff; but if you're without the younger set,very boring. Fun for me was the laser show and the geeky gift shop.Adults will want to stick to the glass museum and of course the needle for fun.Food Court is vibrant and fun.... More

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Northfield, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went on New Year's Eve and spent the evening. It was crowded and lots of fun. The Space Needle was lip up pink (thanks TMobile) and eveything looked pretty.

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London, United Kingdom
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554 reviews 554 reviews
224 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Seattle Center is a complex of gardens, museums, entertainment and so on. The Space Needle sits at the middle, but the monorail ride into town was fun and the dancing fountain was the best I have ever seen

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Poway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My two grown kids and I spent four nights in Seattle. After the Space Needle and Chihuly Museum we jumped on the monorail. It is inexpensive and a fun trip with time to relax and look around. You get dropped off in the downtown Mall where we spent over an hour perusing fun bargains in the Daiso store there. If... More

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New York City, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Basically this is the center for both fun and education. the monorail from downtown Seattle stops here, Space Needle is here, Chihuly is also here, even Bill and Melinda Gates Center is here as well (I miss this one unfortunately). a great place for every body and every ages!

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Arvada, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On our way to Alaska, We had a 10 hour layover. Seattle has an amazing light rail system so we took it to downtown then caught the monorail to the Seattle center. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the rotating restaurant enjoying the slow 360 degrees of the Seattle area and Puget sound. The food was excellent. If you have... More

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Fremont, California
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976 attraction reviews
922 helpful votes 922 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Seattle Center is a fun area to go to. We have visited the Seattle Needle often. We have enjoyed the views and also enjoyed dining at the restaurant there. The Chihuilly Glass Museum and Garden are amazing. We enjoyed taking photos and enjoying spending time looking at the stunning glass art pieces. We have gone to the other museums at... More

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Forest Park, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This area is a wonderful collection of museums, open space, gardens, the Space Needle, Monorail, and Chihuly Garden and Glass.

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