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Space Needle, Seattle

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Must see · Observation Deck · Landmark
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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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  • took the monorail cuz it was also built at the same time the Needle was, 1961, in a year they built it, pretty cool for back then and still standing or swaying. Built to stand 150mp winds. its worth.....  more
    took the monorail cuz it was also built at the same time the Needle was, 1961, in a year they built it, pretty cool for back then and still standing or swaying. Built to stand 150mp winds. its worth.....  more »
  • This was a great surprise and enjoyed much more than I thought I would! The best part about January are low crowds so walked right on the elevator. 41 seconds to the top with lots of great... 
    This was a great surprise and enjoyed much more than I thought I would! The best part about January are low crowds so walked right on the elevator. 41 seconds to the top with lots of great...  more »
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  • 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.

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