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“excellent point of view!”

Sky View Observatory
Ranked #7 of 462 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 17, 2013

What a view! We came into Seattle on a cruise ship, so of course, we went up to see the cruise ship docked, and right across the bay to the snow camp mountains,mount olympus [not the Greek one!] then looking down at highway 90 and all the people rushing about, looking down all the streets, and across to The Space Needle [not so high], and all around.

It's virtually 360 degrees, and was virtually empty when we were there. There's a Starbucks just down stairs... and we just had a great time seeing all of Seattle and the beautiful country beyond!

Thank Mark Damien C
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

And not nearly as crowded, or expensive! Amazing views of the city, the mountains, the Sound, and the Space Needle! The recent renovation makes it even better as there is so much information about the city, no matter what direction you face. I've been here three times and for my most recent trip, I spent a couple of hours up there. The view is amazing, there are lots of comfortable seating areas, and there's even a place to buy snacks/refreshments. There's also a Starbucks in the Columbia Tower halfway up, so if you're in the mood for something familiar, stop there on the way and plan to stay awhile! Worth it at regular price, but they also offer senior and military discounts.

Thank patproc7
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

There is a very complete view of the Seattle area and waterfront, including stadiums. You actually look DOWN on the Space Needle, and it's cheaper and less crowded. We got this secret tip from a cabbie. Street parking is free on Sunday.

Thank AuntieJoy
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

It is always great to be able to look over the landscape and see buildings and water. Then of course, on a clear day, one can see mountains, and islands.
Would it not be nice to have a place to sit down and relax and a have a coffee, a tea, or a drink? Oh well, just a thought.

Thank Freddie754
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Recently renovated and redesigned, this is the first place visitors should go when they come to Seattle. It gave me a perspective of the landscape (even though I live here) that I never really knew. It's also peaceful; no loud music or tour guides. The ticket price allows you to say all day 10 am to 8 pm. Just a wonderful get-away in downtown Seattle. Plenty of places to grab a bite close by or in the building.

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