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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
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. The Spheres were not viewed/seen during the Monorail ride itself.
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.