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Sky View Observatory
Ranked #7 of 454 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Much better views than the space needle, less crowded, and cheaper! You're nearly twice as high as the space needle.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We absolutely loved finding this place! I'm surprised no one else was there! It's cheaper than the Space Needle, twice as high as the Space needle, and you can go up twice in the day without having to pay the additional fee. The attendant Michelle was really informative about the area, and turned off the lights for us when it was getting darker so we could really see the city light up! There's parking right under the building and the staff was really helpful in pointing us the right direction. The views were amazing! You see so far! Michelle told us that they're in the process of renovating the space as well and turning it into more of a lounge atmosphere as well as serving Beer and Wine. We'll be back. :)

3  Thank Kara M
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Please don't tell anyone else!!! Despite a crowd of tourists in the city this weekend, this place was quiet. $9 for adults, less for everyone else, and worth every penny! Absolutely amazing views of the whole Puget Sound area if it's a clear day. Can see all the way to Bellevue and Mt. Si looking east, Bremerton and the Olympics looking west, Boeing Field and Mt. Rainer looking south, and Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak looking north. Spectacular!

(Bonus: Spotlessly clean bathrooms! So if you're a guy (or girl) who wants some quality time with his newspaper, undisturbed, during your day of touring, this is a great resting spot. Strong security ensures the bathrooms aren't shared with the "street people.")

Thank napatodd
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Higher than the Space Needle, super clean and so accessible. Very much recommended! We were able to park right across the street, paid student rates for our college students and a reasonable fee for the adults (especially compared to SN). About 270 degrees of views. A fantastic way to see the landmarks!

1  Thank Carolyn P
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Really good view over Seattle and surrounds. I don't like paying for a view however sometimes there are no alternatives. This is a less expensive way to view the city of Seattle

Thank jenricgates
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