Seattle Center

Seattle Center: Hours, Address, Seattle Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Seattle Center
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens • Fountains
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place, centered around the International Fountain, in the core of our region and the site of the 1962 World’s Fair. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income.
Suggested duration
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
How to get there
  • Seattle Center • 2 min walk
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4.5
1,508 reviews
Excellent
807
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Average
152
Poor
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Terrible
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Karen M
Phoenix, AZ438 contributions
Great fun
Jul 2021
A lot of the Seattle attractions are located in this area. It is also a very family friendly area. There is a huge grassy area to picnic or run around in. There is also a great playground for kids to play on. We had fun running around the fountain. You could go down to where the water was shooting out and get wet. That was great on a hot day. It was a lot of fun.
Written July 22, 2021
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Eric Z
Henderson, NV20 contributions
TOO TOO TOO EARLY
Jun 2021 • Couples
Have visited New Orleans, Austin and Panama Beach this year and they were fun trips. Seattle was a bummer all the way through. Could not eat in restaurants due to them being closed or having long lines take out only. Pikes was packed. The mall was close to being shut down no escoladers one elevator that everyone had to use one family unit at a time. One and done.
Written June 6, 2021
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mlorahga
Augusta, GA1,474 contributions
Wonderful Art and Activity Filled Space
Oct 2019
First thing I did after getting to Seattle was to head to the Seattle Center. So many of the attractions I wanted to see were all in one place. I didn't realize, however, how wonderful of an art-filled, park space it was. It was a pleasure just walking around.
Written September 20, 2020
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Vesna M
Zagreb, Croatia289 contributions
Great place
Sep 2019
Very diverse area, with instalations, museums and the Space Needle. Green areas for relaxing. Starting point of bus tours.
Written August 31, 2020
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imrico
345 contributions
Limited during COVID, but still fun!
Jul 2020
Unfortunately, many of the things were closed during COVID, but I still managed to really enjoy the area. I'm sure with more options this could be a 5 star review.
Written August 10, 2020
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C M
Howard, OH3,301 contributions
Parking For The Space Needle
Oct 2019
This is right beside the Space Needle. In fact, you can see it from the top of the Space Needle. I believe this is where we parked/walked to see the Space Needle. There is a big red sculpture called the Olympic Iliad, known as "The Pasta Tube," by Alexander Liberman.
Written June 9, 2020
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MarlineKhalil
Cairo, Egypt112 contributions
lovely colorful experience
Aug 2019
had a lovely colorful and artistic experience. Had also a guide explain to us some of the highlights of the exhibition. You need to google it and find out what is on as it changes every now an then.
Written March 7, 2020
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,538 contributions
Lots of things to here
Feb 2020
On our way to and from McCaw Hall we wandered around a bit and admired the fountain at the centre of it all. A good many things to do here, with the children’s museum one I wish we’d had time for. The Armory is also good for food. The Space Needle is the most obvious attraction. Families with children will find the opportunities for play very attractive.
Written February 23, 2020
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katehailey
Seattle, WA42 contributions
Great place for views, pop culture experiences and more.
Feb 2020
Seattle Centre is a great place to explore, especially if you're new to the city or just visiting. Offering four key experiences: Museum of Pop Culture, Pacific Science Centre, Chihuly Garden and Glass and of course the Space Needle. This gives a broad variety of experiences, for all ages. Kids will enjoy the Science centre, and butterfly house. Adults will probably enough MoPop a bit more with it's blend of rock'n'roll and Sci-Fi, including rotating exhibitions. All ages will enjoy the Space Needle's 360 views of the city, as well the Chihuly garden.

When you're done there, hop on the monorail and head to Westlake Centre for shopping and a short walk to Pike Place Market.
Written February 12, 2020
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Kris S
68 contributions
A MUST--FOR MANY REASONS
Dec 2019
This wonderful, whimsical remnant of the 1962 World's Fair is a great movie set to walk around. The Space Needle is here, and the facility is home to major art bodies in theater and music. I never visit town (where my mother and sister live) and not come here at least once.
Written February 11, 2020
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