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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
Description: 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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Monorail experience was fine, but be sure to bring cash for tickets

The monorail was clean and comfortable and took us to where we wanted to go, saving smallish children and some senior citizens a longer walk than they probably could have handled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Franklin, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very easy to use, and gives you a great view of some of seattle. Easy to use to go to the space needle from downtown. Very inexpensive

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic and cheap way to get to Seattle Center! Tickets are $2.50 one way and give an interesting view of downtown. Unfortunately, the Rail stops only at the station (next to Nordstrom Rack) and Seattle Center.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Crowded, short ride and quite expensive for all of that. Stood on both rides because there were too many passengers and not enough seats. Good for getting between the two points (Pine Street and the Space Needle) but if you are expecting great views, you'll be disappointed.

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Bethesda, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What seemed like a 60 second ride for $2.25 is just not worth it. It looks like fun, but from Seattle Center it takes you to a large shopping center. Had I known the short distance covered and destination, I would have explored Belltown. I certainly would not describe the trip as an attraction or as fun.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a great way to make it from the Space Needle to the metro station. No need to wear yourself out walking after a full day of sightseeing...just catch the monorail. Such fun!

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Sanibel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The monorail was clean and comfortable and took us to where we wanted to go, saving smallish children and some senior citizens a longer walk than they probably could have handled. My only complaint is that they don't take credit cards (except for in their vending machine--should you want to buy a monorail t-shirt). So, be prepared to buy your... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Its a 2 min ride. No stops. From westgate mall to the Space Needle. You'll wait about 15 min to board as most days its just the one train running. But you still have to do it.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really, just a fairly expensive but dependable way to get from Westlake Station to the Space Needle area (Seattle Center) and back. It costs $5.00 round trip for the approximately 5-minute, 1 mile journey. It is kind of interesting and gets you there (and back) but when you consider you can get from SeaTac Airport to downtown Seattle and back... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nothing special; just another way of transportation to a different attraction site; a 5-10 min ride for a couple of $

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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our family (about 11 of us) took the Monorail from Pine St to Space Needle. This was very convenient if you are staying in the downtown area. No confusion only one stop either way and very affordable.

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