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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 #45 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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205 reviews 205 reviews
54 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This 1962 World's Fair grounds has been repurposed into a fabulous collection of fun things to see and do for all ages. Take the monorail to and from the heart of the city too.

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Newcastle, Wyoming
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This area has numerous museums and the Space Needle. The Armory contains a food court for eats. Extremely neat buildings here, and the park is utilized heavily by the locals. The Emerald City Trolley and the Seattle Monorail begins and ends here.

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Seattle, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Seattle Center is a great place to visit because there are so many different things that you could do. Northwest Craft Center, Key Arena, McCaw Hall (Opera & Ballet), International Fountain, Monorail, Imax Theaters, Space Needle, and the list goes on. If you're visiting Seattle this needs to be on your list of place to go.

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park city, ut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was in Seattle on business and happened to be staying near the Seattle Center. Walking around I kept noticing the signs for the Spy Exhibit at the Seattle Center so figured I'd check it out. Glad I did. Very fun and engaging exhibit on the history of spycraft. Also fun to walk in the butterfly room at the other... More

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