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Seattle Center

Plaza and Park
Lower Queen Anne, Seattle
  • jordan b.
    "fun happen..bumbershoot,folklife,space needle,the science center.."(11 Tips)
    Leif U.
    "just north of the monorail station."(4 Tips)
    Mike M.
    "Folklife Festival on Memorial Day Weekend is Cool!"(2 Tips)
    PnPPhat S.
    "The heart of Seattle's arts and culture"(2 Tips)
73 Tips and reviews
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  • folklife
  • museums
  • monorail
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  • Kristine G.
    Kristine GelsanoNovember 19, 2014
    Even if you don't have the cash to wander into any of the museums or attractions, it's worth walking around Seattle Center and just to take a stroll and see the sights there for free.
  • Valerie M.
    Lots of great vendors at Urban Craft Uprising this time! I highly recommended attending this event in the Summer or Winter time. Support local artists and buy gifts for friends and family here!
  • Antal János M.
    So many entertainment options around in one big plaza! EMP for everybody, Space Needle for love birds and tourists, teathre and open spaces, kids park and KeyArena for other events. Plus much more.
  • Leif U.
    Leif UtneMay 29, 2012
    Check out the Earth Portal - a mind-blowing 25-minute guided tour of the universe projected in a mini planetarium - between the Center House and the EMP, just north of the monorail station.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CostaApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The view from the top of the needle is priceless and worth every cent. Some people have lived here too long and are spoiled by the beauty of Seattle. Don't take it for granted.
  • Beautiful Existence
    Beautiful ExistenceOctober 28, 2012
    Check the SC website often for events and happenings because they have so many affiliations with nonprofits in the community that you could miss a once-in-a-lifetime event right under your nose?!!
  • Chess E.
    Chess ErwinAugust 4
    This is a veritable cornucopia of arts, cultural attractions, theatres, and museums! Something for everyone, especially when weather is nice and not rainy, which probably isn't often!
  • BJ L.
    BJ LiestmanNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    A great urban center for people of all ages. Free exhibitions park space and great museums! Space needle, EmP, science center, armory, chihuly Garden, stadiums, international fountain! I love it here!
  • Int'l. Gem & Jewelry Show
    AMAZING BEADING CLASSES TOO! Beading workshops all weekend. Workshops on wire-work, making earrings and her patented pearl knotting technique. The CLASSES ARE FREE w/purchase of the $10 class kit.
  • Kenna B.
    Kenna BarnesSeptember 5, 2015
    I saw the Arab Festival here last week and it was really incredible. The center was very nicely laid out with easy access to different venues and great views.
  • James W.
    James WhetzelJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The $14 for the Space Needle is totally worth it. Plan so you can stay awhile, grab a drink and watch the light change over the spots & neighborhoods of Seattle.
  • SeattleMonorail
    SeattleMonorailAugust 17, 2011
    The heart of Seattle's arts and culture - home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Experience Music Project, The Children's Museum, & more! Monorail runs directly between downtown & here.
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    Commissioned for the 1962 World’s Fair and designed by Paul Horiuchi, the Seattle Mural stands under the Space Needle at the heart of the Seattle Center campus.
  • Miranda R.
    Miranda RenschSeptember 1, 2014
    Sit down in the crowd for an interesting new view of the world! Someone might put their hand down the back of their pants for an excitingly long amount of time. What a treasure!
  • jordan b.
    jordan buchertMarch 30, 2014
    If you're tourist, it is highly recommended..all the fun happen..bumbershoot,folklife,space needle,the science my city..
  • Izzie A.
    Izzie AnthonySeptember 7, 2014
    What a perfect day for filming. 82° weather, Hawaiian festival going on,& a grumpy director with an empty stomach!
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetJanuary 31, 2012
    A three-exhibit series presents 129 years of American World’s Fairs, artifacts from MOHAI’s Seattle 1962 collection, and photography by the Young Social Entrepreneurs. Apr 21–Oct 21 Read more
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HamiltonJuly 17, 2011
    If you're here for the bite make sure to swing by the Blues Stage, underrated and tucked away but definitely worth finding
  • Anya S.
    Best place for a picnic on the grass/ watching the kids in the fountain after a bite from the local grocery store or the festivals
  • Int'l. Gem & Jewelry Show
    The International Gem and Jewelry Show Open till 6pm TodayTomorrow 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pmSEATTLE CENTER[Exhibition Hall]Mercer St.
  • Eggy
    EggyAugust 10, 2014
    Convenient place...a cross the street from the EMP museum is one of the city's two Ride the Ducks locations.
  • yolanda o.
    yolanda odonnellAugust 10, 2013
    Careful at the you-park- got scammed by phony parking guy. This visit will cost us $60.00 in parking alone!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BuckleyMay 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a vibrant day out: monorail access and one of the best-designed playgrounds I've ever seen.
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetJanuary 31, 2012
    This multimedia performance brings a beatboxer, dancer, and visual artists Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Theaster Gates together to muse about environmental justice. May 31–June 3 Read more
  • Mark
    MarkSeptember 2, 2012
    Are you serious? If you don't have bumbershoot tix you won't have any access to food around Seattle Center other than Collections Cafe! Thanks Seattle
  • Brian G.
    Brian GrothSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Hanging out by the fountain, going up the Space Needle, catching a ride on the rather short Monorail and getting some fresh fudge - it's all good.
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosAugust 27, 2015
    Always has an event going on. Lots of free concerts in the summer.
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.June 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    A fun place to meet for coffee, have lunch, or just walk around.
  • Which B.
    Which BusAugust 24, 2012
    Going to another great place in Seattle? Check out WhichBus for public transit trip planning and real time bus information
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MartinezJune 8, 2015
    The best choice for moving is Uber its clean, nice and cheaper
  • Oremo O.
    Oremo OchilloJune 23, 2015
    Lots of outdoor concerts going all summer long
  • Bakari F.
    Bakari FofanaSeptember 30, 2011
    Make Sure To Pass By The Skate Park to watch good kids skate!
  • Crist J.
    Some great memories here. Wish they hadn't painted over the purple benches.
  • Dave R.
    Dave RichardApril 5, 2015
    Great place - check out the museums and the sky needle here
  • Scott D.
    Scott D.April 26, 2013
    Come when it's sunny!
  • Do N.
    Do NguyenJune 9, 2012
    best place on earth when they have music and foods festivals.
  • Kaitlin B.
    Kaitlin BlazejackAugust 15, 2014
    The little gardens everywhere. So beautiful!
  • Soyon I.
    Soyon ImMay 30, 2011
    Delicious vegetarian samosa-like dish at Kenyan kitchen.
  • Mel L.
    Mel LandquistOctober 28
    Been here 10+ times
    Many many great festivals.
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.August 2, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Always check the schedule so you know if an event is going on.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseAugust 3
    Decent food court. A precious community asset.
  • Janynne G.
    Janynne GomesJanuary 3, 2011
    Nice place to have fun. I liked Space Needle and everything.
  • ELS Language Centers
    Seattle Center is a park, arts and entertainment center
  • Carrie L.
    Carrie LopemanApril 1, 2012
    This is a fun place to visit and reach new heights!
  • Bigfin Admin
    Bigfin AdminNovember 26, 2011
    Be sure to check out Winter Fest and all the festive activities November 25 – December 31
  • PnPPhat S.
    PnPPhat S.January 23, 2012
    The heart of Seattle's arts and culture
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherNovember 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    People watching at the fountain is enjoyable.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GreeneJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a dip in the fountain to cool off!
  • ⛵Captain J.
    ⛵Captain Jack⛵January 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to be 2 watch the Space Needle ring in the New Year with FIREWORKS.
  • Doreen
    DoreenNovember 9, 2014
    More on the touristy side of things.
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