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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 #47 of 146 activities in Seattle
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

or the trip we be over. Yes this cuts down on some walking. The Monorail was clean and quick and kind of space agee looking, pretty cool. I agree with another reviewer cash only seriously. Again one of the you gotta do it once things. We did next time we will just walk.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

While short and somewhat inconvenient (cash only), it was a nice break to ride somewhere rather than walk the steep streets.

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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Nice ride, but surprised that tickets had to be purchased on entering, which took a while as everyone had to queue - surely a ticket vending machine could be installed and one could show ones ticket on board instead of waiting for everyone to get served etc nevertheless it was a nice ride and a fast way to travel

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Langley City, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Monorail is fast and clean but WHY WHY WHY is it cash only in this day and age?????? The view is great and it helps to leave the Space Needle and stop at Westlake Mall but it sucks to have to find cash.

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Prince George, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

great way to save on some walking. a fast shuttle between west lake centre and the space needle or vice versa.

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Greenville, SC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Took the monorail to Westlake Center after we left the EMP Museum. As others have said, cash only. This ride only takes 90 seconds, so don't expect much! :P

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Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I used the monorail multiple days we were in Seattle. For us, it was great to use because our hotel (The Maxwell) was a 5 minute walk away from the Seattle Center stop. It was an easy, cheap way to get downtown that saved us some walking ($4.50 roundtrip/person). It's important to realize that the monorail isn't... More

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

A joke. You pay $2.25 for a 5 minute train to the Seattle center from downtown. Cash only, which is annoying. Tourist trap.

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ATLANTA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The monorail was built for the 1962 world's fair. It is a quick efficient way of going from downtown to uptown where the Chilhully exhibit and the opera are in additional to the overhyped Space Needle. It does stop running at 11PM so if you go to a long opera, you may have to cab it back. Ask for senior... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Took the monorail from central downtown to EMP Museum/Sky City, couldn't have asked for a better ride. Smooth run, barely enough time to snap a pic and post to social. Read ahead so I brought cash for a ticket and followed the signs to the platform off 5th Ave. Clean, spacious car, seemed plenty safe for a daytime solo trip.... More

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