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Seattle Center Monorail

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Address: 400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-3625
Phone Number: 206 905 2620
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street)...

The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle and Experience Music Project). It is America's first full-scale commercial monorail system. The Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes. Ticket fares are as follows (cash only, no ORCA Cards please): Adults: $2.25/one-way, Youth (ages 5-12): $1.00/one-way, Reduced Rate (Seniors 65+, Disabled, Persons with Medicare Card, Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel): $1.00/one-way. Roundtrip is twice the price of a one-way. Children 4 & under ride FREE!

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A great way to get to Seattle Center to see the Space Needle, EMP, and/or the beautiful Chihuly garden and glass exhibit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Folsom, California

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great way to get to Seattle Center to see the Space Needle, EMP, and/or the beautiful Chihuly garden and glass exhibit.

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Dunkirk, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rode the monorail from the Seattle center to downtown. Caught a city bus from there to a stop near our hotel in Georgetown. The monorail was smooth, quick and cheap - price is $2.25 for adults and $1 for youths 5 - 12 yrs old. Heck of a lot better than trying to drive your car, and cheaper than... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk from the Space needle into the city isn't far, but treat your self to a 2 minute trip on the monorail and its a reasonable price, it starts by travelling through the EMP museum, its fun and quick and a must travel experience into Seattle city center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The trip was quick and comfortable. The train was not crowded. It took us to the Space Needle area without any problem.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love riding the monorail when I am in Seattle! The views are great, the price is reasonable, and it is conveniently located. The monorail takes you from westlake area to the space needle at Seattle center. There is nothing I don't love about the monorail except the people who sell the tickets could be a tad bit nicer. Otherwise... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes the ride is short- but it was well worth it to avoid the heavy summer crowds of the city. It made for an easy on and off experience and was greatly enjoyed especially at night.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The monorail seems like a short ride from the needlepoint to the center, but it is easy to take and saves a lot of walking!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't take a taxi, riding the monorail is an event within itself. If your lucky and a little pushy you can get the two seats right next to the driver! They are not just for kids!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying a few blocks from Seattle Center and we wanted to explore downtown Seattle on foot. The monorail provided a good link to get downtown, plus it was an obviously tourist-y thing to do while in Seattle. (Additionally, it was a great excuse for making Simpson-episode related comments and references, for those familiar with the monorail episode.) I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun, but way too short. Nice transport btwn Seattle Centre and down town, but too short to be a real sightseeing. USD 11 for a maximum five minute ride (each way) for the family.

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