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Smith Tower

Smith Tower

Building and Historic Site
Pioneer Square, Seattle
  • Molly H.
    "Great views at a fraction of the cost of the space needle."(3 Tips)
    Truc Dao B.
    "Chinese Room is AMAZING!!"(2 Tips)
    "Take in the beautiful view of Seattle on a nice day for cheap."(2 Tips)
    "Indian heads in the lobby of the Smith Tower Observation Tower"(2 Tips)
24 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • chinese room
  • observation
  • space needle
  • authentic
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    HISTORYSeptember 19, 2012
    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.
  • Antal János M.
    Gorgeous from the inside and the outside too! One of Seattle's historic buildings that was considered the highest bld. in the city until the early 1910s (not exactly sure)
  • Robby D.
    Robby DelawareJune 28, 2012
    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.
  • Marion D.
    Marion DAugust 8, 2014
    Take their hundred year old elevator to the 35th floor and enjoy a scenic view of Seattle.
    TruthorDare.usNovember 13, 2012
    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.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SMay 2, 2014
    Architecture and interiors are instagram-heaven! Pay the $7.50 and pay the intricate Chinese Room a visit!
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 15, 2015
    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
  • Eggy
    EggyAugust 9, 2014
    The view is nice and don't forget to visit and sits in the wishing chair for the single ladies.
  • Molly H.
    Molly HarrisJuly 16, 2014
    Great views at a fraction of the cost of the space needle.
  • Doug C.
    Doug CaldwellJune 4, 2011
    Wonderful view, 360° outside walk way. Oldest skyscraper in Seattle. Expensive parking in nearby lots or metered curb side.
  • Bree
    Bree3 weeks ago
    Military discount. Awesome view of Mt. Rainier and Space Needle at sunset.
  • Patricia
    PatriciaOctober 15, 2014
    Take in the beautiful view of Seattle on a nice day for cheap.
  • Truc Dao B.
    Truc Dao BuiNovember 21, 2010
    The Chinese Room is AMAZING!! Great authentic decor and wonderful views of the whole city!
  • Stelios Z.
    Stelios ZarrasFebruary 25
    Good building but the area around really ghetto
  • Eric B.
    Eric ButlerFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The place where my life changed. Got married on the 35th floor back in 2002
  • Brenden B.
    Brenden BullockAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Be sure to thank your awesome elevator attendant!
  • Hans G.
    Hans GerwitzAugust 10, 2012
    The top is a lovely place to get married.
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy TannerMay 30, 2014
    Sunny day? Head up to the observation deck.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewFebruary 16, 2015
    Amazing downtown views.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 11, 2015
    I love the top!
  • Keith G.
    Keith GuerinMay 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    More information about the space and globe: Read more
  • Antal János M.
    Observation Deck is closed until Dec 2016 due to renovations.
  • Keith G.
    Keith GuerinMay 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Wear tight fitting clothes, and keep your arms above your head on the ladder! Way cooler than the Space Needle. Read more
  • Keith G.
    Keith GuerinMay 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    About this venue: Read more
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