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Enjoy panoramic views of Seattle and the surrounding water from 184 m (605 ft) in the air at Space Needle. A symbol of the city since it was built for the World’s Fair in 1962, the tower features a 360º observation deck. Ride the elevator to the top for unobstructed views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Elliott Bay, and the surrounding islands, before stopping for a meal at the rotating SkyCity restaurant. Take a jacket with you when visiting the tower, as the observation deck is known for windy conditions. Plan your visit to Space Needle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Seattle road trip tool.
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Space Needle reviews
Did not go up in the needle because of long waiting time. But the surrounding area is a cool and nice place that in itself is worth visiting.
Did not go up in the needle because of long waiting time. But the surrounding area is a cool and nice place that in itself is worth visiting. more »
Finally got to the Space Needle on my third visit to Seattle. The experience is pretty straightforward - you take an elevator to the top of a high structure to see the view. The view is tremendous...
Finally got to the Space Needle on my third visit to Seattle. The experience is pretty straightforward - you take an elevator to the top of a high structure to see the view. The view is tremendous... more »
We lucked out with a clear day and the views were amazing! It wasn't too busy and we were able to go up right away. The best part was the free photo spots that could be downloaded straight to your..... more
We lucked out with a clear day and the views were amazing! It wasn't too busy and we were able to go up right away. The best part was the free photo spots that could be downloaded straight to your..... more »
this place is a calling card for Seattle and the whole world knows. who wants to visit here should be calculated about 2 hours, if everything is fine to inspect. The appointed time does not mean that you will immediately go upstairs, I was in the morning hours and a little earlier than the appointed time and everything exactly had to stand in line for about 15 minutes. but it's all worth the wait. the landscape is gorgeous, the city, the bay is a great view from above. there is a place to sit and have a bite, there are free drinks, there is a restaurant. two levels. it's interesting when you watch the tower spin and you yourself are inside. you can take great pictures. there is a large gift shop downstairs. I am very glad. I advise everyone to visit.
Amazing views of the city and the sound. Worth the wait. Get your ticket from the on-site machines so you don't have to commit to a time to far in advance. The outside viewing deck is awe inspiring. Built in 1961-62, (370 days), it is crazy how quickly they were able to complete the structure. The wallboard along the hall were very interesting and helped pass the time inline. The revolving deck just below the observation deck is cool, as it has a see through floor on the outer most area.
Having been up many towers throughout the world, this one was on my bucket list and it didn't disappoint. The queue was long despite having pre-booked tickets but it seems to move at a reasonable pace. The information board on the construction of the Space Needle was interesting and reading it took away the monotony of standing in the queue. The elevator up offered views over the city and the view from the top, especially on a good at was breath taking. There are plenty of points of interest throughout the stroll around the top. The views across the bay and downtown are amazing. The revolving floor was interesting to see and feel. The glass floor was a nice touch too. The gift shop at the bottom was well stocked and reasonably priced, if you are into souvenirs of your trip. The shop is also cashless. All staff encountered were friendly and helpful. If in Seattle this is definitely a place to visit.
It was actually a lot of fun! It was cloudy when we got there, but by the time we got to the top the skies had cleared and we got to experience the most amazing views! The revolving glass floor on the lower level is beautiful and a fun time all around. Loved the gift shop too!
Gorgeous View from the top of the Seattle Space Needle! Definitely top on the list if traveling to Seattle. We enjoyed the observation deck and especially the walk over the clear see though floor which is for the brave heart because it could be difficult for some. Or they would just chose to not look down. But it's a one of kind experience that I would highly recommend. I enjoyed it so much I took video of that walk. We traveled here back in 2019 and would love to go back.
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