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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 153 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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Surrey, B.C.
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I thought that a monorail would be free for the short trip...i've been to the one in las vegas and its free

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Take the quick ride (2 minutes) from Seattle Center to downtown and enjoy moving around Seattle inexpensively. It takes you right into the retailing area of the city with all the principal stores are located.

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Arkansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I really wouldn't call this a tourist attraction, but it certainly is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to get between the Space Needle/Seattle Center and the downtown area. It runs every 10 minutes, so the wait time is short, as is the ride, at less than 10 minutes. These are the only stops, so you don't have to worry... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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131 reviews 131 reviews
54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Was in Seattle on business and this was a great way to get from the downtown area to the space needle. It was quick and holds lots of people. Wasn't too expensive either.

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Hesperia, California
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Quick little trip from shopping to space needle. The kids and adults enjoyed the trip. Great price too.

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Seattle
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

When I was a kid I remember riding the Monorail at Disneyland. Well, fast forward 40 years and there I was riding the Seattle Monorail with the same sense of excitement! What a great ride. Part attraction, part transportation, it is an excellent way to go to/from the Seattle Center to Westlake Center. It is amazing how so many use... More

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The monorail system travels from the terminal station of the light rail system to the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle and other attractions. There is a station at either end and no intermediate stops. Reduced fares from seniors are available with proof of age. Trips are frequent with a smooth ride that lasts about 5 minutes. Certainly a... More

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natrona heights, pa (slightly north of pittsburgh)
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Taking the monorail back to downtown is a quick, pleasant way to save a little walking on an 8 mile walking kind of day. Short wait for a train, $2.25, very accessible.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a great experience. We walked 2 blocks from our hotel to the Westlake Center - caught the monorail - and saved ourselves a long walk to the Space Needle. I thought it was very affordable. We rode it round trip two times.

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Austin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After exploring downtown Seattle--Art Museum, Pike Place and Pioneer Square, it was nice to ride the monorail to Science Center and back. Not all that scenic but fast and comfortable.

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