Sky View Observatory, Seattle

4.7
Sky View Observatory takes you to the 73rd floor of Seattle’s tallest building, the Columbia Center, and provides 360-degree views across the city. The observation deck takes you to a height of 275 m (902 ft), offering panoramic views of distant mountains and the vast city below. You’ll enjoy great views no matter what time of day, although clear days provide the best conditions, and sunset is renowned as one of the best times to visit. Use our Seattle trip app to arrange your visit to Sky View Observatory and other attractions in Seattle.
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  • You get great views from there too. You can take amazing pictures of the Space Needle, the Smith Tower, Pioneer Square, downtown, lakes and mountains. On a very clear day you can just about see Mount ...  more »
  • Far above Seattle, you’ll catch glimpses of every corner of what Seattle has to offer. I’ve been back a couple times, since I’m a local, and I love it here daytime, but especially during sunset. It’s ...  more »
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  • Great views from the tallest building in Seattle. Tickets are fairly pricey though cheaper than the Space Needle. Well worth a visit when in Seattle downtown. To be able to see Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker, I would suggest visiting on a clear day in winter. There is a bar on the viewing gallery which I found fairly pricey. You can also have your photograph taken before entering the elevator and have it set to various iconic Seattle backgrounds for $30.00
  • My fiancé and I are in Seattle celebrating his birthday. We thought we should do some touristy sightseeing since we are here for a few days. The elevator ride was quiet interesting. They have huge screens explaining how Washington came about from hundreds of thousands years ago. Once we reached the top, the view of the Seattle was spectacular. It’s taller than the space needle. They have more food options and serves more alcoholic beverages. It’s all enclosed so coming here during the winter is nice.

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