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Smith Tower

500 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2336
+1 206-624-0414
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The Legends of Smith Tower - Observatory Access - Adult Ticket
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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
The Legends of Smith Tower - Observatory Access - Adult Ticket
from $16.00*
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Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new exhibits that take you on a journey through the past one hundred years. Make your way to the top of the tower for an amazing vantage point from the Observatory, including an open-air deck that will give you 360-degree views of Seattle and beyond. Then take a moment to indulge in a Prohibition-inspired craft cocktails and shareable plates with a group of friends or your loved ones. And don't forget to make a wish in the Wishing Chair. It's the perfect selfie to post of your visit to Smith Tower.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
500 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2336
Downtown
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+1 206-624-0414
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Go into the lobby of the building and you will see the gift shop on your right - a little cafe with snacks. This is where you buy your tickets. I went on a Saturday and went right up. I did hear the person behind...More

1  Thank Cindy R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First, you have to pay to enter and go up and old timed elevator complete with an operator. Once at the top the view is wonderful because you can see most of the water, ships, and the skyline. Wonderful for picture taking. There is a...More

Thank Marbev L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 (adults) visited around 7 PM and stayed until shortly after sunset. Price was cheaper than the Observatory and a lot less crowded. There is also a nice lounge area at the top, although we did not go there.

1  Thank nslagle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone heads to the Space Needle for Seattle scenery, but it is not the only game in town! Smith Tower has a rich history. Lots of interactive exhibits with awesome views! It has an observation deck that wraps around and even has a restaurant with...More

1  Thank Julia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The viewing floor is low enough to be able to see people, vehicles, and all that is going on on the streets below. Other towers are so high that the details of the view are lost.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, got the review of the place from the underground tour guide. Maybe the time was not right? maybe...

Thank Marg S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great spot to visit to learn a small piece of Seattle’s history. Once at the top, you get a great view of the city. Wasn’t very busy while we were there. A great alternative to the Space needle and easier on the pocket book.

Thank 349samirj
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place - lots of historic information presented well - you can skip some or all or learn a lot of details around the tower and when it was built. Views were terrific - it's far enough from the other tall buildings...More

1  Thank GeorgiaLucy41
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a cute bar and a nice walkway where you can view the city from what was once the tallest building in Seattle. But before you get that far, you walk through interesting and fun displays outlining historic events in Seattle. Then there is...More

1  Thank Karen_Carl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about 7pm on a weekday. There was no wait, the staff was super friendly and the historic display leading to the elevator was amusing and clever. We didn't have drinks upstairs, but the crowd was very laid back--perhaps tourists, perhaps locals--it was comfortable...More

Thank BrooksyNJ
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Ericka G
August 14, 2018|
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Response from cslaght67 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure on this question as I live in Kennewick, WA which is about 3 hours south east of Seattle
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Heather L
August 4, 2018|
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Response from k1sohrabi | Reviewed this property |
Yes!
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Heather L
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Valentin R | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar. Make sure you have your passport with you/ id. Also I believe there were some light snacks, can’t guarantee.
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