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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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8:30 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
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The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street)...

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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Fun way to get to the needle from town!

After walking from town to the needle (fun walk, just follow the monorail tracks!) we decided to try the Monorail. It was late at night and we caught the last run before they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CapeSharon
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Falmouth, Massachusetts

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking from town to the needle (fun walk, just follow the monorail tracks!) we decided to try the Monorail. It was late at night and we caught the last run before they stopped for the evening. It was a fun ride...short but less tiring than walking after a long day!

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New York City, New York
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Monorail from the Seattle Space Needle to Downtown Seattle in the shortest train ride I've ever taken. It's fun, and a throwback to the future with a cool design that folks once though would replace trains and cars.. a monorail. It costs $2.25 for a five minute ride, but it's fun. Your kids will love it. Fun.

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Westport, Connecticut
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's really a really short ride but saves a great deal of time getting to and from Seattle Center to Westlake Center. Westlake Center is a nice sized mall with a great courtyard outside of it. Your a short walk to Pike Place. Which is a short walk to Pioneer sqaure or the Waterfront and on to the stadiums. It's... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a 1 stop ride and although as far as the ride goes not much special, the nostalgia or retro factor is very present. It connects the Space Needle area (Chihuli, etc) with Downtown very quickly. If you like trivia keep an eye out for the screens on the platform. Enjoy the ride.

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to get from downtown to the Seattle Center. Enjoy the quick trip and views while you take a quick break from the fast paced city below. Wished we had one in our town I might actuLly visit the city more.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This small train just shuttles back and forth from 4th and Pine (not far from the Convention Center) to the Space Needle and surrounding attractions. It arrives every 10 minutes or so, inexpensive, comfortable and quick.

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Thank Savtav
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I loved monorail. I traveled from Airport to Downtown and It's safe, clean and very nice to see the view and enjoy the trip. Try it! You will like very much!

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Thank Claudia A
United States
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a good way to skip some walk to go between Seattle Center area attractions and downtown. I specifically planned to park at Seattle Center, visit the Chihuly Garden, then take the monorail to Westlake (it's only non-stop run back and forth), from where we walked down through Pike Place Market to the waterfront. Kids unaccustomed to public transportation... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is so cool because it was built for the 1962 Worlds fair, it was supposed to be temporary but Seattle decided to keep it and I am so glad they did. This takes you from Downtown to the Seattle center where the space needle is and you can buy a round trip ticket for a couple of bucks. It... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Clean, timely, cheap to ride and very efficient operation from Westlake Station in downtown at Mayflower Park Hotel to Seattle Center a and back. And it is fun to ride through neighborhoods. It takes 5-7 minutes! It is the only way to go... You will enjoy the ride and scenery.

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