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Address: 506 2nd Ave, Ste. 220, Seattle, WA 98104-2343
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+1 206-624-0414
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new...

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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Historical Significance

Considering that this year is the centennial year for Smith Tower, it made it to our attractions list. Though it is no longer the tallest tower in Seattle now, but its Observation... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2014
Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Considering that this year is the centennial year for Smith Tower, it made it to our attractions list. Though it is no longer the tallest tower in Seattle now, but its Observation Deck at 35th Floor and the Chinese Room was really nice. Having read about it in wikipedia, things inside made more sense. The elevator is still the old... More 

2 Thank Jaishrie
Northampton, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2014

This might no longer be the tallest tower in Seattle but we loved it for its external appearance, the 1930s lift which gave glimpses of corridors and doors that looked straight out of a Raymond Chandler book, the Chinese room and the knowledgeable guide at the top.

Thank JoMac110
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We managed to arrive on the 100th anniversary which allowed us to explore the tower for 25 cents but the wait was 2 hours. I imagine the wait is not normally that long. The view from the observation deck was great. There was both inside and outside viewing. We had been to the space needle the night before and i... More 

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SmithTower, Public Relations Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for your patience with the long wait we had over the holiday weekend! You are correct that there is usually not that long of a wait time - in fact there typically isn't more than a 5 minute wait time to go upstairs. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary we offered opening-day admission of $0.25 July 4 - 6,... More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2014

On a clear day, there is no more beautiful part of the country than Seattle. Although I have lived in the region for over ten years, I hadn’t visited the historic Smith Tower until this beautiful July day. It was so worth it because the views were absolutely spectacular. Unlike other observation decks in the area, the price was very... More 

2 Thank Sam C
Fayetteville, New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I did both the Smith Tower and the Space Needle in Seattle, and I can say hands down the the Smith Tower is a far better deal and far better views. Not only was the Smith Tower only $7.00 compared to the Needle at $25.00, but I was also able to get better images of the city from it, including... More 

1 Thank Joseph J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Don't miss the beautiful building with all it's amazing appeal. It is like walking into a time capsule from 1914 when it was built. The elevators gleam with bronze and the operators are in full uniform. The marble in the lobby is off the hook and the Chinese room upstairs is downright astonishing. And then there are the views -... More 

Thank J G
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Smith Building was once one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi. Built in 1914, it has been overshadowed by many other buildings in Seattle but offers astonishing views of Mount Rainier from the observation area. Under one hour, worth doing if you are on your third or fourth visit to Seattle and haven't yet seen Rainier (sort... More 

1 Thank EWWarin
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014

If the Space Needle is to busy you might try Smith Tower. They have an observation deck. My favorite part of the Smith Tower is the Chinese Room. This is often rented for weddings as well as other events. The Smith Tower is Seattle's original skyscraper.

2 Thank Alec D
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Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

This rationale can be seen in the surrounding landscape, you can see many beautiful buildings. More can be seen next place to visit, with a high degree of difference is our Taipei 101 is much difference it! But the scenery here, whether it is day or night, hit the floor are more than 101 in Taipei, to the many good-looking.... More 

Thank 637matthews
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Smith Tower is a wonderful building in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle. The foyer is gorgeous, the beautiful lift has charming attendants, and the Chinese Room on Level 35 is interesting. The views are amazing. It must have been so exciting for the visitors in 1914, and is just as exciting now. Highly recommended. Much cheaper than the Needle,... More 

Thank Jane H

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