Smith Tower

Smith Tower

Building and Historic Site
506 2nd Ave (at Yesler Way), Seattle, WA 98104, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

Completed in 1914, Smith Tower was the 4th tallest building in the world. It remained the tallest on the West Coast until the Space Needle was built in 1962.

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    Daniel S.
    Pay the $7.50 and pay the intricate Chinese Room a visit!(2 Tips)
    TruthorDare.us
    antique elevators to the deck and make a wish on the Wishing Chair.(2 Tips)
    Patricia
    Take in the beautiful view of Seattle on a nice day for cheap.(2 Tips)
    Molly H.
    Great views at a fraction of the cost of the space needle.(2 Tips)
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  • Matt L.

    Amazing downtown views.

    Matt Lew · February 16
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  • MisterEastlake

    Sad to report: Public access was closed 5 December, 2014. There was no timetable for it to re-open. The notice was buried at the bottom of their web page, so check carefully before going

    MisterEastlake · February 15
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  • Patricia

    Take in the beautiful view of Seattle on a nice day for cheap.

    Patricia · October 15, 2014
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  • Brenden B.

    Be sure to thank your awesome elevator attendant!

    Brenden Bullock · August 20, 2014
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  • Reyghina

    The view is nice and don't forget to visit and sits in the wishing chair for the single ladies.

    Reyghina · August 9, 2014
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  • Marion D.

    Take their hundred year old elevator to the 35th floor and enjoy a scenic view of Seattle.

    Marion D · August 8, 2014
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  • Molly H.

    Great views at a fraction of the cost of the space needle.

    Molly Harris · July 16, 2014
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  • Jeremy T.

    Sunny day? Head up to the observation deck.

    Jeremy Tanner · May 30, 2014
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  • Daniel S.

    Architecture and interiors are instagram-heaven! Pay the $7.50 and pay the intricate Chinese Room a visit!

    Daniel S · May 2, 2014
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  • Jen J.

    Home of Uber Seattle HQ! Sign up for Uber with the promo code jenjoyce and get your 1st ride free up to $20 in Seattle! www.uber.com/seattle

    Jen Joyce · December 5, 2013
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  • Eric B.

    The place where my life changed. Got married on the 35th floor back in 2002

    Eric Butler · February 22, 2013
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  • TruthorDare.us

    We dare you to count the carved Indian heads in the lobby of the Smith Tower Observation Tower, take the antique elevators to the deck and make a wish on the Wishing Chair.

    TruthorDare.us · November 13, 2012
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  • HISTORY

    Smith Tower, Seattle's first skyscraper, was the brainchild of gun and typewriter manufacturing heir Burns Smith, who planned to build the tallest building outside of New York.

    HISTORY · September 19, 2012
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  • Hans G.

    The top is a lovely place to get married.

    Hans Gerwitz · August 10, 2012
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  • Robby D.

    Very, very much worth a visit. Especially if you've never been. For a small amount of money, you get a ticket to cool observation deck at the top.

    Robby Delaware · June 28, 2012
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  • Doug C.

    Wonderful view, 360° outside walk way. Oldest skyscraper in Seattle. Expensive parking in nearby lots or metered curb side.

    Doug Caldwell · June 4, 2011
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  • Truc Dao B.

    The Chinese Room is AMAZING!! Great authentic decor and wonderful views of the whole city!

    Truc Dao Bui · November 21, 2010
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  • Keith G.

    About this venue: http://atlasobscura.com/place/smith-tower-penthouse Read more

    Keith Guerin · May 24, 2010
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  • Keith G.

    More information about the space and globe: http://atlasobscura.com/place/smith-tower-penthouse Read more

    Keith Guerin · May 24, 2010
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  • Keith G.

    Wear tight fitting clothes, and keep your arms above your head on the ladder! Way cooler than the Space Needle. Read more

    Keith Guerin · May 24, 2010
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