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Seattle Center Monorail

#50 of 252 Tours in Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA
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About Seattle Center Monorail
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 approximately every 10 minutes. Ticket fares are as follows (no ORCA Cards please): Adults: $3.00/one-way, Youth (ages 6-18): $1.50/one-way, Reduced Rate (Seniors 65+, Disabled, Persons with Medicare Card, Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel): $1.50/one-way. Roundtrip is twice the price of a one-way. Children 5 & under ride FREE!
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misopiso88 wrote a review Oct 16
Seattle, Washington26,090 contributions10,184 helpful votes
Doesn't really go anywhere but so retro and cool I just love it. The Seattle Monorail has two stops....Seattle Center and Downtown Core at 5th and Pine. You could easily walk between the two but ride the monorail anyway....so fun!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ImmerWandern wrote a review Sep 2020
Palos Heights, Illinois6,608 contributions530 helpful votes
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We had walked from our hotel at Pike's Place Market along the shoreline then inland to the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit and the Space Needle. After visiting both attractions we felt it had been a longish day on our feet and thought the monorail would be convenient and interesting way to return. We purchased our one-way tickets at the station near the base of the Space Needle. The monorail route is a short one, only 0.9 miles in length, and ends at the Westlake Center Mall on Pine Street and 5th Avenue. From there it was an easy stroll a couple of blocks downhill along Pine back to Pike's Place Market. The ride was swift, perhaps just 3 minutes long, and smooth. The monorail was built in 1962 along with the Space Needle as part of that year's World's Fair. It was renovated in 1988. This is a late review, our visit having taken place in September 2019.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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jautrey21 wrote a review Jul 2020
Columbus, Mississippi112 contributions30 helpful votes
Don't get on this thing thinking you are getting ready for a long leisurely ride through town. It doesn't last very long. We got on at the Needle and before we knew it we were getting off at some downtown mall space. It was kind of cool weaving through downtown but I just can't get over how it is such a short excursion. I would think this would be good for kids though.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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TravelToSeattle wrote a review Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington61 contributions29 helpful votes
Built in 1962 for the worlds fair this landmark train sits over the street in downtown Seattle. The train is a 2 minute ride with no stops between Westlake Center and the Seattle center.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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charles s wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom796 contributions532 helpful votes
On a visit to Seattle in the Fall last year, our first day in the city, my wife and I visited the Space Needle. We wanted to get down to visit Pike Place and decided to experience the monorail from MOPC. It was an enjoyable experience but as a single trip was over far too quickly. Easy, inexpensive, different - definitely worth a ride
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Date of experience: September 2019
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