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“Amazing top floor room” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smith Tower

Smith Tower
Ranked #53 of 418 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: *NOTE: The Observation Deck at Smith Tower is currently closed, expected to reopen in August of 2016.* In 1914, Smith Tower became the first skyscraper in Seattle, and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. More than 100 years later, exciting changes are planned for this local icon that will delight visitors and tenants alike. This summer, visitors will be invited to enjoy Smith Tower like they've never seen before. Beginning at the street level with a brand new retail experience, guests will then continue all the way up to the top of the tower for locally-inspired food and beverages. Smith Tower will carry on its legacy of memory-making through leading tours that provide fascinating insight into the building's renowned past and legendary mysteries, hosting private events, and providing breathtaking views from every angle of the open-air observatory.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing top floor room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

You get a really amazing view of the city here and this was my second visit. The upper floor room has a stunning carved wooden ceiling and other oriental art features

Visited September 2012
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Marysville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Used to be the tallest building west of the Mississippi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Old building in the south part of downtown that has an observation desk with some old furniture in it.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“used to be a good place to visit when the Chinese room was open.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Neighborhood is sketchy and the building has a lot of vacantcies last time I went. The Chinese room does not exist and there is no opportunity to see the best parts of the building...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good view on a historic building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Take note that this historic building was built in 1914 and is the oldest skyscraper in the city. It was the tallest building west of the Mississippi until 1931 and remained the tallest building on the West Coast until the Space Needle was built in 1962. The views from the observation deck are great of course and you can see the Space Needle all the way at the end of an avenue which makes for a great photo. Well worth visiting. As an interesting fact, after the restoration in the early 1990s, workers removed the water tank in the top of the tower. The resulting space along with a former maintenance man's apartment became a three-story penthouse, the only residence in the building.

Visited April 2012
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seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best place to take out-of-state friends to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

3 times cheaper than Seattle Center - great view of the down town, sports arenas plus inimitable historic charm!

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