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“Amazing top floor room” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smith Tower

Smith Tower
508 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
206 622 4004
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Ranked #35 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Owner description: This historic Seattle building offers great views of the city at the top.
London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Amazing top floor room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

You get a really amazing view of the city here and this was my second visit. The upper floor room has a stunning carved wooden ceiling and other oriental art features

Visited September 2012
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Marysville, Washington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Used to be the tallest building west of the Mississippi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Old building in the south part of downtown that has an observation desk with some old furniture in it.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“used to be a good place to visit when the Chinese room was open.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Neighborhood is sketchy and the building has a lot of vacantcies last time I went. The Chinese room does not exist and there is no opportunity to see the best parts of the building...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good view on a historic building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Take note that this historic building was built in 1914 and is the oldest skyscraper in the city. It was the tallest building west of the Mississippi until 1931 and remained the tallest building on the West Coast until the Space Needle was built in 1962. The views from the observation deck are great of course and you can see the Space Needle all the way at the end of an avenue which makes for a great photo. Well worth visiting. As an interesting fact, after the restoration in the early 1990s, workers removed the water tank in the top of the tower. The resulting space along with a former maintenance man's apartment became a three-story penthouse, the only residence in the building.

Visited April 2012
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best place to take out-of-state friends to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

3 times cheaper than Seattle Center - great view of the down town, sports arenas plus inimitable historic charm!

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