Smith Tower

Smith Tower

Building and Historic Site
506 2nd Ave (at Yesler Way), Seattle, WA 98104, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (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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  • Matt L.

    Amazing downtown views.

    Matt Lew · February 16
  • 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
  • Patricia

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

    Patricia · October 15, 2014
  • Brenden B.

    Be sure to thank your awesome elevator attendant!

    Brenden Bullock · August 20, 2014
  • 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
  • Marion D.

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

    Marion D · August 8, 2014
  • Molly H.

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

    Molly Harris · July 16, 2014
  • Jeremy T.

    Sunny day? Head up to the observation deck.

    Jeremy Tanner · May 30, 2014
  • 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
  • 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!

    Jen Joyce · December 5, 2013
  • Eric B.

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

    Eric Butler · February 22, 2013

    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. · November 13, 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.

    HISTORY · September 19, 2012
  • Hans G.

    The top is a lovely place to get married.

    Hans Gerwitz · August 10, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Truc Dao B.

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

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

    About this venue: Read more

    Keith Guerin · May 24, 2010
  • Keith G.

    More information about the space and globe: Read more

    Keith Guerin · May 24, 2010
  • 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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