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Review of Space Needle

Space Needle
Ranked #3 of 489 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: If you see one thing in Seattle, see everything. Explore jaw-dropping 360° views on the Observation Deck: majestic mountains, sparkling waters, towering skyscrapers, and beyond. Plus, use award-winning interactive technology to explore the icon’s history and Seattle’s sights like never before.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visited Space Needle first thing in the morning (around 9am) and got the benefit of the early bird entrance fee. We had a short wait before we were able to go up the elevator but they had it set up really well and the lines moved very quickly. The views from the top were great and we got some great photos. One thing that impressed me was the fact that on the way up they take a photo of you. At the top you have the ability to use one of their screens and place your picture on one of about six different backgrounds (of Seattle and Space Needle) and then email the picture to yourself free of charge. Such a refreshing change from being charged anything between $20-$50 for photos taken at tourist attractions.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is obviously a must-visit attraction if you are visiting Seattle for the first time. Pls pick up a good sunny day to see good view - both during the day and night.

Thank Rahul S
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Although expensive it's a must if you're in Seattle. Panoramic views of the city and beyond to Mt Rainier on a clear day. There's lots to do in the area around the needle including a play park. International fountain is a great place to spend a few hours getting wet on a hot day-our kids loved it.

Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Way too expensive for a view but it is a very nice view. $50 plus for 2 tickets if you do not get a multi pass.

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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Here's the thing, it takes a long time! Tickets are like a Disney Fast Pass, you get in line and find out the next available time is two hours away. Then you have to kill time waiting for the privilege of getting into another line. After waiting for the elevator for a half hour to forty minutes you go up to the top and look around for a while. Then you must line up to go down. Get your tickets online or early. Not worth all the waiting

Thank naplesjudi
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