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Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
206-684-7200
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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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New York City, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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1,294 reviews 1,294 reviews
816 attraction reviews
862 helpful votes 862 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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

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New York City, New York
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396 reviews 396 reviews
136 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is a focal point in the city. A lot of the activities of Seattle revolve around this place. This is a great spot to start out any visit to Seattle so tourists take note and come here and then go on your way. All of the cabbies know where this is. there are numerous places around to shop, get... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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290 reviews 290 reviews
154 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I had tickets for 7:30pm at McCaw Hall so wanted to walk around this outdoor concert for a while before I went to my show. I loved the nicely designed fountain in the center of the park. Lots of locals were running in and out of the mist to cool off. I watched seaplanes fly over the Space Needle which... More

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Reno, Nevada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

So much in one place. Chihuly glass garden, science museum, armory, Key Arena, Space Needle. You could spend a whole day here.

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Oakville, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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