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Seattle Center Monorail

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Address: 400 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206 905 2620
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine...

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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We rode the monorail to get to the Seattle Center. It's different, a little bumpy but oddly interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Livonia, Michigan

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Peekskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quick monorail takes you from downtown area to the Space needle. Only a few dollars gets you right into the area of the Space needle, Science center, EMP museum, Chihuly garden and glass, and many other fun attractions

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your downtown this is a quick easy way to avoid driving and parking. It Poots you right in the Seattle center and walking distance to the Mcmenamins Queen Anne. It's got good history information about the world's fair and the monorail itself. It it's the last in the world off it's type.

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Livonia, Michigan
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode the monorail to get to the Seattle Center. It's different, a little bumpy but oddly interesting.

Thank MichiganDad2
North Massapequa, New York
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As most if not all of Seattle transit system the Monorail, was clean, quick and a nice treat to go to or from the Seattle Space Needle and area around both sides. Pine St and 5th Ave. to Space Needle and back. Great treat for the kids and kid like people. If the kids are nice and ask the engineer... More 

Thank Richard P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going to Chihuly or the Space Needle then take the Monorail. Its like any other monorail but its a different way to commute and while we all have done it, its better than a car or taxi

Thank Mikeofokc
Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first commercial use of a monorail, built for the World's Fair in 1962, and still a viable means of transportation. At $2.25 per person ($1 for seniors), it's probably not practical for commuters, but it's sure a fun way to get from Westlake to the Needle.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At age ten in 1962, I marveled at Seattle’s Space Age innovations created for the World’s Fair. The Space Needle soared 605 feet, taller than any tree that I had climbed in rural North Carolina. And then there was the incredibly futuristic Monorail, that in the year before the Beatles invaded America was straight out of the Jetsons, a TV... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode the Monorail from the Westlake Station to the Space Needle in October . Since I remember it being built as a child, but never having the opportunity to ride it, it was great to experience it for the first time. It only takes a few minutes to go between stations, but much easier and faster than walking. Be... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the monorail from West Lake Center to The Space Needle. Both built in '62 for the World's Fair. It is an easy way to get from downtown to the Seattle Center which houses the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden & Glass, shops cafes, etc.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome 5-10 min ride, giving you glimpse of seattle. It's near to westlake station run till space needle. Have some cash ready as they don't accept cards

Thank AVINASH8526

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