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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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What's not to like? It reminds me of a Disneyland ride and you get to see the Space Needle and not have to walk from Downtown to the Space Needle. One way is $2.25. At the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

In the midst of rush hour traffic we breezed across the traffic in the comfort and convenience of the monorail well above the best sites of the City and fastest way to get between the Needle and downtown, Only wished it went all over the City - but then it would put the taxis out of business.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What's not to like? It reminds me of a Disneyland ride and you get to see the Space Needle and not have to walk from Downtown to the Space Needle. One way is $2.25. At the platform, there are Seattle monorail tee shirts to buy in the vending machine and even penny souvenir machines. I know it is a tourist... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Only two stops, metrocenter and the Space Needle. Round trip was 4.50 for one person. Great views of city and short trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The monorail is not worth a special trip, but it is the most fun way to get to the Space Needle and the surrounding museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Travelled on this to go to The Space Needle. Round trip $4.50 per adult. Sit at the front for a more exciting ride. You go really close to some of the buildings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We used the monorail a few times whilst in seattle and although its cheap around $3 for adults its only a short journey, it will take you from downtown seattle up to the space needle or visa versa. Great expirence and you do get to see some of seattle so well worth getting on it just for that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Downtown to the Seattle Center is a short ride above traffic on the Monorail. For a little over a dollar each way. A fun and easy way to travel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very convenient way of getting from downtown to the Seattle Center, where the Space Needle, Chihuly glass museum, and Pacific Science Center are located. Leaves every 10 mins or so from an upper floor of the Westlake Center shopping pavilion. When boarding, if you board from as far to the left as possible you can try and get the seats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We started our day at the Market and walked down to the Seattle Art Museum. Then we called a cab to take us to the Chihuly Glass & Garden. Cost was about $12. We needed to head back downtown when we saw the monorail. I knew the trip was limited, but it turns out it went back down to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Did you love riding on Seattle’s Monorail? You are truly elevated above the city on a train of your own, flying past buildings and street lights, shops and restaurants, traveling from Pike Place Market to Seattle Center and all the adventures therein. It’s one-of-a-kind!! Don’t miss your ride!

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