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Address: 701 5th Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104-7097 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
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The best lookout point in Seattle

The Space needle is a must see but is beaten into second place as a look out high site. Spent 4 hours over two visits (one day and one night as ticket valued for the whole day) at... read more

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Space needle is a must see but is beaten into second place as a look out high site. Spent 4 hours over two visits (one day and one night as ticket valued for the whole day) at the look out on the 73rd floor. The view of the city to the North, Puget sound and the piers to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I like to explore new areas and make adventures . Please if you have new activities or places to visit share it with others who may be interested in.

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Burnaby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great views on a clear day...wish we could have gone at sunset ! There is a small coffee shop up there , best to relax for a bit and soak it in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I liked the Sky View Observatory. It had a nice view of the city, and it rotates so you get the opportunity to see Seattle from different angles. I don't think the restaurant is worth it, but the view is.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Forget the Space Needle and head up to the Sky View Observatory instead! For a start it's cheaper at $15 a pop, it's higher than the Space Needle at 73 floors up and it's much less busy than the Space Needle too. On a clear day, the views are spectacular and of course, you can look down upon the Space... More 

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By far the best thing we did in Seattle. The views on a clear day are stunning. See the Olympics beyond the Puget Sound to the West, Lake Union and most of downtown Seattle to the North, Bellevue across Lake Washington - and the Cascades beyond - to the East, and the fields where the Mariners and Seahawks play just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a brilliant and cheaper alternative to the Space Needle. You are in the middle of the city. It's taller AND if you go up during the day you can get your hand stamped to go back up FOR FREE at night on the same day! Well worth it

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, the Needle is awesome, but the Observatory Is so spectacular, it is a must see visit. What an amazing view from over 735 feet up in the air. There is also a souvenir kiosk to pick up some goodies. Check it out !!!!

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by a guide that a must is to go up tp the Sky View Observatory in Columbia Towers rather than going up the Space Needle. The Needle build for the Worlds Fair is much smaller than the newer surrounding taller downtown buildings. The best view is from here where you can get a 360 degree view and... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong, the Space Needle is an iconic landmark that you must see. However, the Sky View Observatory has great views from a taller vantage point as well as history tidbits throughout the space. There is also a TV and a small bar if someone in your party gets thirsty or needs to catch part of a game... More 

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