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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 #55 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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Calgary
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was located downtown and the monorail provided a convenient and inexpensive way to travel to the Seattle Center (with the Space Needle, EMP Museum, Science Center and so on). It was also a bit of an adventure!

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We built this ride into our trip by purposely taking it from the Space Needle to Pike Place market area so the kids could have the experience of riding a monorail. Short trip but they thought it was pretty neat

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Naples, Florida
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There is just simply is no better way to get from the Downtown to the Seattle Center. Seattle has an excellent transportation system, and the monorail is a first rate compliment to it. It's hard to believe it's been around since the World's Fair. The price is nominal, and it makes what could be a long journey quick and easy.

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Irvine, California
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took the Monorail several times from the Downtown area to the Seattle Center and back again. Hard to believe the Monorail is 52 years old still going strong. $2.25 one way CASH ONLY. Smooth ride, can be hot inside at times. Great way to see views of the city that you would miss by walking. Would recommend to anyone visiting... More

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed near Pike Place Market and used the monorail to get down to the Space Needle and the Chilhuly exhibit. We found that the monorail was quick and easy to use and the price can't be beat! Definitely recommend.

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So cool to travel Seattle by Monorail. From Seattle Center to the flagship Nordstrom in downtown. It is a quick easy trip. I walked to the Space Needle, but was running out of time on my parking meter so I took the monorail back so I could still eat before heading back to the car.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

She was born in1962 for the World's Fair and she still looks neat and tidy. She is very efficient and the fastest way from the city (Westlake Centre near Nordstroms) to the heart of the Seattle Centre and through the magnificent Frank Gehry designed building. Try it out. Kids still are delighted by it. Cash only. $2.25 each way

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Seattle Center Monorail is an elevated monorail line in Seattle, Washington, that runs a little under one mile along Fifth Avenue between Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne and Westlake Center in Downtown. It's cheap, fast and convenient way to travel from the Space Needle.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I rode the monorail when in town. There is not a lot to it. It is pretty standard public transportation. It's cheap and fast and clean and only has one stop so you can't get lost.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Travel from the space needle to the city centre and walk to Pike Markets - cheap and easy way to get from one end of the city to the other.

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