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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
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I was told to go here rather than the space needle to see the different views of Seattle. It was beautiful and the views were worth it. It wasn't crowded and it was a nice area... read more

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Kourtney B
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was told to go here rather than the space needle to see the different views of Seattle. It was beautiful and the views were worth it. It wasn't crowded and it was a nice area. seeing Mt Rainer was amazing and just reading all the information that they had about Seattle and the places you can see was great.... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We planned on going in the needle,when I overheard other people talking about this place. I checked it out and it was way cheaper, twice as tall, and traveling without a car, I could walk there. To get to the needle I had to take a separate rail. It is very beautiful, and has a lot of history to read... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Instead of paying almost double the entrance fee to ride up to the top of the Space Needle, we went to the 73rd floor for a view almost twice as high. You can see for miles including Mt. Rainer. With military discount in our family, we paid around $15 each I think? You can go to the 40th floor in... More 

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here because the lines were too long at the Space Needle. Great views, but a little pricey considering it's just the top of an office building, not the Space Needle. But we were able to walk right in without waiting. There are murals on the walls explaining what you see from each side as well as some history.... More 

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Thank Elaine H
Bolton
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Told it was better than the Space Needle if only due to not as many people. Great experience just getting up to the Sky View. Entrance fee was reasonable the views at the Sky View are great. When we went there was not a lot of people there so you are not being pushed around and had time to get... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the observation deck after dinner, and was enthralled with how much change of landscape is possible to notice that high. It was a clear warm evening and the mountain was visible, as was the City, the Lake, the Stadiums, and the port .Highly recommend a visit!

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sky View Observatory provides and excellent views over Seattle ... Best to dine and then view rather than queue for the observatory itself.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful views and great place to eat lunch. We went up earlier in the day and returned (at not extra cost) to get a view of the sunset. The views were outstanding.

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San Jose, California
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were short on time and had a rented car so we parked in the basement parking itself ( 701 5th Ave). Parking costs are probably about the same ( not cheap- $ 9 / hr) as elsewhere in Seattle. Make sure to remember the level and location you parked ( we took a cell phone pic of signage) as... More 

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Weyburn, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had this recommended as an alternative to the Space Needle and now we like to recommend it too. There are no lineups like you get at the Space Needle and the views are stupendous (including the view where you see the Space Needle.) You are on the 73 floor of the Columbia Building so you are higher than what... More 

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