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Seattle Center Monorail

#43 of 176 Tours in Seattle
Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle and the Museum of Popular Culture). It is America's first full-scale commercial monorail system. The Monorail departs...more
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-3625
+1 206-905-2620
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish I knew about the monorail earlier. It was a whole lot cheaper to use this then it was to pay for parking. It brings you to their mall, and space center. It was a lot easier.

Thank emilyannegenova
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ticket agent at the Space needle station was incredibly rude. He had an attitude as if it killed him to sell my partner and I tickets. It’s a shame that such a great attraction employs such jerks.

Thank Ldybug16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to get a seat next to the driver so videod the trip much to the annoyance of the person in the queue behind us - only $3 each

Thank KPH105
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tourist attraction is right on track. The Seattle Monorail built for the 61 worlds fair to take people back and forth from Seattle to the Seattle Center. It is a short ride but fun. Sit up by the driver if you get a chance.

Thank Chef Ed L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monorail from/to Westlake Mall to the Space Needle (no stops except for the mall and needle). It takes two minutes and travels 1 mile. Runs every 10 minutes from either direction. Moderately interesting and saves on the walking between the two.

Thank rbthodge
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monrail has only two stops, one downtown at westlake and the other by the space needle. I'm sure at the time of the world's fair in the early 60s, this was an impressive means of transportation. It is nice to say you were on...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride is comfortable, the view interesting, the Monorail Coach clean and promptly arrives and leaves, no nonsense.

Thank Carla P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I used the monorail to get to the Seattle Needle from downtown. This monorail only goes back and forth from the needle to downtown. Originally built for the 1962 world's fair, it was never expanded. It is inexpensive and a great way to...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started at Pikes Market, then took the monorail to Seattle Center. $5.00 round trip! Lines weren't long, and I understand they usually are not. Quick trip, but what a great way to get to the center. Super play ground for the children located right...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rode the monorail about five years ago and rated it Average. Recently I visited Seattle again and rode it again, and not much has changed my opinion about it. Here are the points I made before, updated a bit to reflect my recent experience....More

Thank Joe H
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May 27, 2018|
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Response from IraBfromCSG | Reviewed this property |
The Spheres are worth a specific visit, with a great view from the exterior, and free access to the exhibits on the lower level of the building. We did walk there from the Downtown Monorail location in less than 10 minutes... More
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Brad D | Reviewed this property |
Yes - entrance is on second floor of mall. Look up and you will see monorail on East side of mall. There is a separate entrance just for monorail where you can walk up or take elevator or you can enter from mall.