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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 #54 of 150 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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Winchester, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Monorail was clean and seats were very comfortable. From downtown to the space needle it was about a 2 minute ride. You could also see a lot of Seattle from the monorail and see some of the older buildings. A must do if in Seattle.

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Konya, Turkey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't exactly call this an attraction, as it may have been for Elvis when he rode it in 1962. What this now is a great way to take a quick trip from downtown to the Seattle Center or the reverse. It's $2.25 one-way, so you are awfully silly to take a taxi, because it will cost you at least... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We took the monorail to EMP. It was not air conditioned which made it a bit stuffy but it was worth it for the great views. It's conveniently located across the street from the sound transit which made it easy to get to. There was no reason for us to waste money on a rental car when the monorail goes... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Granted this monprail was constructed for the Seattle World's Fair, but it's purpose, in terms of transportation, is quite limited. Not worth the price, I'd rather take a cab.

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When we visit Seattle, we haven't been renting a car. The various modes of public transportation are easy, inexpensive and convenient. We take the monorail to Seattle Center. We took the streetcar to The Wooden Boat Center.

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Port Hadlock, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We got our round trip tickets at the Seattle center to ride to the mall. We love the $1.50 store at the mall, they have fun stuff to look at. We had lunch walked around and rode back to the Seattle center. It was $ 17 2 adults and 4 kids round trip. if your lucky the driver might let... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Riding the monorail is a fast, easy way to get to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass from downtown Seattle. Highly recommended.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Historic now but futuristic in it's time. The monorail is a fun way to get from the Seattle Centre to Downtown (or in reverse) taking about 2-3 minutes to cover roughly a mile. Not the smoothest or quietest ride but this does move surprising fast given it's age and the height above the ground. The fare is cheap but relatively... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The monorail runs from downtown Seattle to the Space Needle area. The entrance to the monorail is in a mall, so don't make the mistake of going to the lightrail entrance. If you're spending the day downtown, this is a great way to park once and see lots of things. The monorail was built for the world's fair in the... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very quick and easy to get into the centre of Seattle. The trains were clean, air conditioned and very frequent.

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