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Seattle Center Monorail

400 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
206 905 2620
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Ranked #50 of 165 Activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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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 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!

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Oakland, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Keep in mind when this train was built before you compare it to present day trains. It has the "feel" (and atmosphere) of riding an older once-high-tech train for this short ride. It's comfortable. I have interests in subways, and passenger trains in general, and felt this was a "must-ride" once, considering that I was visiting that part of town... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very nice ride and time saver to the premier Seattle Center. Built many years ago (1962) with great ado it has never extended beyond to anything like its touted potential. It stops and starts at the Westlake Center, which is a Transit Hub. Good for events and outings, this is another Seattle transportation idea that never quite launched. And that... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband left our camera bag and the train driver saved it. He is so genuine he wouldnt accept our token of appreciation. He even let my daughter beep the horn. He made it so memorable for our whole family. God bless his heart.

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Central Oregon
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited Seattle for our 7th wedding anniversary and rode the Monorail three times! What fun! We went to a place near the train station and purchased senior passes so it was much cheaper. Even without the pass it wasn't expensive. What a way to get from here to there!!! FUN!!!

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Spokane, Washington
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very quick transportation between Seattle Center and Westlake mall downtown. Ticket prices are a little high for the short ride but it is worth it to see 50 plus year old monorail.

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Los Angeles
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's high in the air, fun to ride and great way to get around while still enjoying the city for only 2 bucks. We did it every day we were there.

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California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our monorail ride! Very efficient & quick and reasonable ($2.25) Its nice to see they've kept it up too - looks like the bright red upholstery is fairly new (on the seats).

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Birmingham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We used the monorail to take us from the Space Needle to the centre of Seattle. Couple of minutes and cheap to use. The driver saw a young boy and asked him if he wanted to sound the horn as they pulled out. Nice friendly touch. You get an interesting viewing angle on Seattle being in the air over quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Short, fun, and worth it. I intended to just go one way, just for the fun of it, but ended up doing round-trip - after strolling around the Science Center, my feet could use a ride! Recommend!

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canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The monorail is a great way to travel between downtown Seattle and Seattle center(space needle, EMP, chuly garden, key arena etc...) it is 2.25 each way and takes 2 min. The monorail travels every ten min.

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