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Seattle Center Monorail

400 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
206 905 2620
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As featured in 3 days in Seattle
Ranked #56 of 151 Activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle and Experience Music... more » Owner description: The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle and Experience Music Project). It is America's first full-scale commercial monorail system. The Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes. Ticket fares are as follows (cash only, no ORCA Cards please): Adults: $2.25/one-way, Youth (ages 5-12): $1.00/one-way, Reduced Rate (Seniors 65+, Disabled, Persons with Medicare Card, Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel): $1.00/one-way. Roundtrip is twice the price of a one-way. Children 4 & under ride FREE! « less
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Denver, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If here and there are near the Pike Market and the Space Needle/Chihuly Glass and Garden. Beats a cab or walking, only $2 and fun with neat views as you arrive at the Needle.

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White Rock, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

it's a good short ride connecting downtown to Seattle Center, however the ticket sales staff could use a happy pill and understand they are working with tourists and representing their city. We and our two young children arrived after the mall closed, so entered from the street. They operate CASH ONLY, and when we asked where the closest ATM was... More

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Tucker, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The monorail runs between the space needle and a shopping mall a few blocks from Pike Market, making it a convenient way to cover most of the distance. The trip only takes a few minutes, and in many ways resembles a ride at Disney World – including a queue holding area for passengers at each station. It is unlike Disney... More

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Toronto
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138 reviews 138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Rode the monorail to have a short break from walking! Leaves Space Needle and stops at Westlake Center/Nordstrom's for shopping! Costs $2.25

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Westport
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Well priced for a quick savings on fuel and parking. We rode from Seattle Center to Westlake center, then only had a few blocks to walk to the Underground tour.

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East Islip, New York
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This monorail saved us a few steps from the base of the Space Needle, down a few blocks to the city centre. Clean, efficient and only $2.25. Overally, just worth trying because it doesn't save much on the walking.

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mississippi
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We walked from our hotel to the monorail and took it to the Space Needle for brunch(btw totally go to brunch). It's cheap, clean and takes you right to the entrance to the space needle. Make sure you seat your younger kids up by the driver and ask him to let them beep the horn. My daughter thought that was... More

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Park City, Utah
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Seattle Monorail is a great way to see a part of the city and it's unique buildings. I believe that the monorail was originally part of the Seattle World's Fair in 1964 and has remained part of the landscape with the Seattle Space Needle. Fun ride. Good views. The ticketing and timing are a little funny so read the... More

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Ottawa
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Worth the ride but it is unfortunately too short. You are transported back to the time of the world fair when the monorail must of been a modern marvel, but today, it is more nostalgia. Take the ride, especially if you are travelling with kids, who loved it. But you can also walk to the Space Needle just as easily.

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We happened upon the Monorail by accident, we got off the Duck and needed a bathroom and were pointed to the shopping area/food court on 3rd. We found the bathrooms and noticed the monorail and were happy to take it to the Space needle as we weren't looking forward to the walk. It drops you off right in front of... More

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