Space Needle

400 Broad St (at Seattle Center), Seattle, WA 98109
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Open until 11:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:30 AM–11:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:30 AM–11:00 PM

A visit to Seattle just isn’t complete without a trip to the Space Needle Observation Deck. Towering 520’ above ground, the Observation Deck offers panoramic indoor and outdoor viewing of Seattle and the surrounding area, free telescopes and more!

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  • "Ah-mazing view of Seattle. Well worth the admission." (6 tips)
  • "... money to go up to the observation deck! Beautiful views!" (9 tips)
  • "... two tickets to the top of the Space Needle: one for the daytime and one for the..." (5 tips)
  • HISTORY

    Built for the 1962 World Expo, Space Needle distinctive structure, rising 600-plus feet above Seattle Center , has since become Seattle's most famous landmark.

    HISTORY · April 7, 2010
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  • Charles E.

    Everyone should go to the top of the Space Needle at least once in their life! Take a jacket and enjoy the views. Turn off your flash though!

    Charles E. · January 23, 2012
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  • Dora

    Bring sweaters – it gets really windy on the Observation Deck. Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more

    Dora · June 30, 2010
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  • 4sqSeattle

    Make this 1 of your 5 places to check in to get the Seattleite badge! See the list for the other venues. Read more

    4sqSeattle · February 21, 2012
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  • Seattle Sounders FC

    Messi visited here prior to taking on the Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field in front of 66,848.

    Seattle Sounders FC · March 16, 2012
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  • Smithsonian Channel

    Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi, this tower isn’t a marvel of height alone. Its elevators travel at 14 feet per second, the same speed that rain falls to earth. (From Aerial America) Read more

    Smithsonian Channel · June 24, 2011
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  • Gordon W.

    expensive, but worth the view

    Gordon W. · August 15, 2011
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  • Danny N.

    Went to the top of the Space Needle on a sunny day and took tons of photos.

    Danny N. · March 29, 2009
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  • Travis R.

    On a clear day the view is amazing of all of Seattle and the surrounding mountains and Pugent Sound

    Travis R. · January 13, 2010
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  • SeattleMonorail

    Icon of Seattle - great view of the city from the Observation Deck. The gift shop has a nice selection of Space Needle/Seattle themed merchandise.

    SeattleMonorail · August 17, 2011
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  • IntelWiMAX

    Did you know: In 2006, a WiMAX antenna was installed on the Space Needle, sending wireless broadband signals across a 5 square-mile area of Seattle.

    IntelWiMAX · August 31, 2010
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  • Nicky L.

    Checked out the views.

    Nicky L. · August 4, 2009
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  • Ryan R.

    Make sure you get your free photo emailed to you once you get to the top!

    Ryan R. · October 9, 2010
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  • seattlepi

    The Space Needle was originally painted "Galaxy Gold," a rusty orange color. Since it was built in 1962 it's gone through several funky changes. Read more

    seattlepi · March 24, 2010
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  • Ran T.

    go to the top. don't be a tourist.

    Ran T. · March 13, 2009
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  • Mike S.

    View the city

    Mike S. · April 29, 2009
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  • Sandy W.

    Beautiful at night.

    Sandy W. · June 26, 2010
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  • Charlene K.

    Sure, it's a touristy thing to do. But the view was amazing and I'm glad I did it.

    Charlene K. · March 25, 2010
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  • matt w.

    If it's really windy, run around the observation deck. lean forward with hands in jacket pockets to float. Do not look in the windows.

    matt w. · March 10, 2009
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  • Lauren R.

    If you're used to big cities and skyscrapers this is a bit of a let down. Looking at it is cooler than the view from it...

    Lauren R. · May 16, 2010
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  • Kelly R.

    The views are amazing! be weary if you're afraid of heights!

    Kelly R. · September 3, 2009
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  • DoubleTree Seattle Airport

    The Space Needle is a must see attraction of Seattle! Take the Link Light Rail next to the DoubleTree Seattle Airport and it will take you directly downtown Seattle! Don't forget your camera!

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  • Sameer H.

    Go to the space needle restaurant (best time is just before twilight). Eat anything for dinner - nothing is specifically good - but don't forget to order dessert.

    Sameer H. · March 19, 2009
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  • Levon

    Entrance fee is 19$, but you can go to restaurant which is required 25$ minimum bill and observation desk entrance is included!!!

    Levon · September 30, 2013
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  • Togan G.

    Don't wait in the line, use self check-in kiosk!!

    Togan G. · March 20, 2011
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  • Alana L.

    It may not be the tallest building, BUT it's pretty rad. It's got a great elevator you can look out of while you zoom up and hear facts about it. It's also got a rotating restaurant! Read more

    Alana L. · January 21, 2010
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  • Siavash D.

    Leave your purses at home hoes!

    Siavash D. · June 3, 2013
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  • joanne v.

    beautiful views of the city - definitely not to be missed

    joanne v. · January 11, 2010
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  • Tyler P.

    Great View

    Tyler P. · December 10, 2009
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  • Heidi O.

    Go to the top and enjoy the view...

    Heidi O. · December 6, 2012
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  • Kevin W.

    Check out the Columbia Center for a better view of Seattle for a quarter of the price.

    Kevin W. · July 18, 2011
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  • Alyssa R.

    Fun employees and it was a beautiful day to see Seattle from the top! Read more

    Alyssa R. · June 7, 2011
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  • Bianca

    Go up at night...

    Bianca · December 8, 2010
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  • B W.

    Instead of paying the pricy fee to go to top, enjoy it from below. Great picture op when sitting at the mural near the center house. More impressive than actual view from top.

    B W. · August 12, 2010
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  • Christa L.

    Go up to the top right before sunset on a clear day. that way you'll see the best sunset ever and get to see the city at night.

    Christa L. · August 17, 2009
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  • pinguino k.

    blow bubbles from the top of the space needle

    pinguino k. · July 7, 2009
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  • The Harlem Globetrotters

    July 22-27 come learn some cool tricks from the Harlem Globetrotters at one of their summer skills clinics. For more information Read more

    The Harlem Globetrotters · April 26, 2013
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  • Sander van Lingen

    Have dinner at the space needle!!

    Sander van Lingen · April 9, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    No visit would be complete without a trip to the top! For $16, you are transported to outdoor/indoor observation decks via a windowed elevator to see Seattle from above it all. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · September 21, 2012
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  • Justin B.

    This is just the most over glorified fancy gift shop to ever exist (landmark) psshaw!

    Justin B. · December 11, 2011
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  • Monika S.

    Views at sunset are spectacular, but come early or late if you want to avoid lines. Get a souvenir photo taken before you board the elevator, they're fun to look at upon returning to the ground floor.

    Monika S. · November 27, 2011
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  • Garth K.

    Ride to the top, and if you're feeling like a luxury, have dinner while you're there.

    Garth K. · November 25, 2011
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  • Meghan E.

    If it's a sunny day, try and get up to the observation deck just before sunset. Amazing pictures.

    Meghan E. · August 30, 2011
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  • Sanjay G.

    It is a magnificent view, but I recommend bringing a sweater because it can get pretty windy up on top. In addition, if you want a snack, I recommend the clam chowder, which is homemade daily. Read more

    Sanjay G. · April 28, 2010
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  • Nikki C.

    Take 360 video as you walk around the observation deck to make your friends from back home jealous!

    Nikki C. · April 2, 2010
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  • Abhijeet G.

    Awesome view from the top, day and night.

    Abhijeet G. · January 6, 2010
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  • fausto m.

    Try the duck ride while in the area.

    fausto m. · November 21, 2009
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  • DoubleTree by Hilton

    Make sure you visit the Collections Café in the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum at the base of the Space Needle.

    DoubleTree by Hilton · July 2, 2013
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  • Jennifer M.

    Worth a ride to the top

    Jennifer M. · November 20, 2012
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  • Jen C.

    Make reservations in advance for dinner. If you eat in the restaurant you get free admission (saves $16/person)...dinner runs $40-$60/person for a main dish.

    Jen C. · August 9, 2012
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