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Seattle Center Monorail

Address: 400 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206 905 2620
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Ranked #70 of 237 Activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street) and Seattle Center...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Rome, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Big delusion: the trip is too short, the ticket is too expensive and they don't except creidt card! Not worth to be visited.

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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We parked at the space needle and took the monorail for fun. $2.50 one way. The cashier is on the train. Staff are friendly. Ride from end to end only takes a few minutes. Nice way to get off your feet for a few.

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London, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
100 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We rode the Monorail twice- once with all our luggage, from Westlake to Seattle Center and we were crammed in with a crowd so that we couldn't really appreciate the ride. The way back to Westlake, we were at the front of the line and snagged the front seats beside the Monorail operator- cool views going "thru" the EMP museum... More 

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Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Fun way of getting around the city center, and a throw back to the World's Fair. The Monorail is privately owned, so the city ORCA card will not work to purchase your ticket, and they only accept cash, but if you are tired of walking, or want to get out of the rain, hop on the monorail from the Space... More 

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Finland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
58 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very classical Monorail, the ride was quite short but still it was worth it. The stops are located in downtown and in Seattle Center.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Rode the Monorail from downtown to the EMP Museum and back later in the day. Ticket clerk was surprisingly friendly. I first rode the monorail as part of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and I think they have worked hard to make sure you get the same experience in 2015, without the crowds.

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Lakeside, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Short ride, but on Monday night after the Championship football game, it would not run after 9 which was disappointing.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We rode the monorail to the space needle for this New Years Eve party at Seattle Center and we are really glad we did. It was a fast ride and maybe a touch pricey (9.00 for 2 adults rount trip) but it picks you up right above the Seattle Nordstrom Rack and takes you just under the Space Needle. We... More 

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Madera, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not a long ride, but an iconic one that at least has to be done once. It's a great way to get from down town to the Space Needle. Easy on and easy off, and price wise, a best bet.

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Lubbock, Texas
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30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A great way to save your feet after all the walking you do in Seattle. Inexpensive ride from Westlake Center to Seattle Center.

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