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“Go on a clear day and you won't regret it”

Sky View Observatory
Ranked #7 of 438 things to do in Seattle
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
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“Go on a clear day and you won't regret it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

The view from the 73rd floor is amazing! I think the nominal cost for this is well worth it. There's not much too it when you get up there, but its not needed because the view is what you focus on. There are massive windows that loop around the floor, so you get some amazing panoramic views. There is also some basic information about geography and history and a small cafe to buy snacks and drinks. I would suggest going up there around sunset on a clear day.

Visited January 2014
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“Great View!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

It was recommended to go here by our tour guide as it is the tallest view point in the city. It was not expensive (we had a groupon and I also found a coupon in a brochure at the airport). The guy at the front desk told us that the ticket was good for the day, so we went back again later to see the city lights. The elevators were a little confusing, but people were willing to give directions. A very nice view that is much cheaper than the space needle!

Visited January 2014
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“Foggy but fabulous staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

More of a staff review than an attraction review as we visited during Seattle/49ers game and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming or friendly. It was the weekend so the building was empty but you didn't feel like you were intruding, 2 quick elevator rides and your are at the top. A definite plus is that you don't have to pay until you get to the top unlike at the Space Needle, also Groupon deal is often available so check that out before you go. The top was completely fogged in and the man at the desk showed us the cameras that showed the views pretty socked in and told us that it would be a waste of $ and to come back the next day which I really appreciated.

Visited January 2014
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We went on a semi-sunny afternoon. It was rather cloudy/foggy towards the end of our visit, but the views were still great. We had a Groupon, so for $12.50 for the both of us was an absolute steal. It was pretty quiet (probably only like 15ish other people) on a Friday afternoon. The place was very spacious and clean and we spent probably 45 minutes oogling at the views. This is way better than the space needle! And you get to enjoy a Starbucks on the 40th floor afterwards.

Visited January 2014
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“Highest building in Seattle and great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great view in Seattle! Definitely worth it. And quite cheap as well (USD 9 for Students, USD 12,5 for adults). Go right before sunset! But attention: The Space Needle looks really small.

Visited January 2014
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