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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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  • Activating our city pass was easy and we were lucky to catch some great views between cloudy skies. The snack bar was good and the staff maintaining cleanliness and health standards were awesome. 
    Activating our city pass was easy and we were lucky to catch some great views between cloudy skies. The snack bar was good and the staff maintaining cleanliness and health standards were awesome.  more »
  • It was more fun than I thought I would be, I think worth the price if you stay for an hour or so, you can get wine and snacks and take a bunch of selfies on a nice day all around the tower with the... 
    It was more fun than I thought I would be, I think worth the price if you stay for an hour or so, you can get wine and snacks and take a bunch of selfies on a nice day all around the tower with the...  more »
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  • What an awesome attraction! This is by far Seattle’s most iconic location. With stunning views of Seattle, and interesting history, and great dining the Space Needle is one of my favorite visits ever. The tickets are slightly pricey, but it is definitely worth the experience. The elevator is very fun to go up and the place is well maintained. You also may meet awesome people up there to. People taking photos and some just observing the magnificence of Seattle! This is an awesome visit and I’m very happy that I went!
  • Went many times and this iconic tower makes Seattle stands tall at 520 feet. Once you are at the top of the space needle, you see the waterfront, mega buildings, and also cascades. The best time among my visits is during summer as you see everything around without the cloud cover. Enjoy taking the high-speed elevator and rotating glass floor. Enjoyed the views and took so many photos with my family including kids of which one is a toddler. Digital photos taken at Space needle are free to download and I hope they won't change this in the future. I strongly recommend it if you are new to the City or never visited this tower before.

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