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Space Needle

Monument / Landmark, Historic Site, and Scenic Lookout · Lower Queen Anne
400 Broad St (at Seattle Center), Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Wi-Fi:
Yes

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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  • Crist J.
    Even if you're a local, you've got to visit the top at least once in your life. The views of the city and islands are beautiful. Follow @IsTheMountainOut on Twitter for a daily shot of Mt Rainier!
    Crist Jarrett · March 13
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  • Lufthansa
    The Seattle Space Needle was opened in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair and is 184 m high. There is a lot more to discover in this city though - let yourself be guided by the Lufthansa Travel Guide! Read more
    Lufthansa · January 12, 2015
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  • Jetset Extra
    Celebrating its 50th birthday this year, the Space Needle was built as a monument to science and technology. At the observation deck, visitors can dine at the beautifully retro Sky City restaurant. Read more
    Jetset Extra · August 20, 2012
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  • Kaede B.
    Besides being an observation spot with great views of the city, the space needle is just pretty to look at! It's an easy landmark to spot. Also check out EMP and Science Center right next to it!
    Kaede Balazs · November 14, 2013
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  • Samantha M.
    Kind of expensive... But I mean, you will pay it anyway. You can't go to the Space Needle and not go up. The guys who make the prices know how to get ya. The view is awesome, but go on a clear day
    Samantha McLeod · February 28
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  • Caroline D.
    You can pay $19 to go to the top, or you can buy $25 min worth of food at the restaurant for entrance into the sky deck. Don't forget to check out the EMP Museum and Chihuly Gardens & Glass nearby!
    Caroline Deng · July 8, 2015
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  • Kira
    The interactive spaces, such as free photos and cam control/viewing, is a great way to engage people. It also means more bang for your buck ;) I love the futuristic feel and art direction.
    Kira · 1 week ago
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  • Alexa Jane D.
    Great views. Make sure you get your tix in advance. Make your reservations for the cafe days in advance. Sunset is the best time to visit. Beautiful spot!
    Alexa Jane Denner · December 30, 2014
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  • Edward H.
    You can go to the top for free! Make a reservation for the restaurant at the top, which allows you access to observation deck for free. Then just go up & leave without ever going to the restaurant!
    Edward Homick · November 16, 2012
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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 Salita · November 27, 2011
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  • Joseph K.
    Amazing views!!! Dude, you can just skip the $16- ticket and eat @ the restaurant to get the views & go up the deck after your meal! Not much difference in view except for the fresh air! 👆👍💙⛅☔
    Joseph K · August 12, 2014
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  • Daman K.
    Great views from up here! Definitely get a table at Sky City restaurant. The food isn't great but the rotating view on a clear day is to die for!
    Daman Kapoor · February 24, 2015
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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 Gupta · April 28, 2010
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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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  • Luke W.
    The view is never old. Go there during sunset if it is a clear day or slightly after dark on a cloudy day to get the gorgeous city lights view.
    Luke Wang · March 27
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  • Marilyn F.
    A day/night pass is included in the Seattle CityPass so you can see the view over Seattle by day and also look at the pretty lights at night. Sunset is a popular time to visit.
    Marilyn Fung · October 1, 2011
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  • Denise T.
    It's a must view, but nothing so incredible to see, try to visit on weekdays because it can get really busy, better going when weather is good.
    Denise Tanaka · March 20
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  • Camilla H.
    I loved the view, make sure to go here on a day where the weather is nice and there aren't too many clouds. Definitely worth a visit!
    Camilla Hansen · April 16
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  • Andrew M.
    They'll take your picture before you go up and there are kiosks above where you can select a background and email yourself a copy of he picture for free. Fun!
    Andrew Mayeshiba · March 8, 2013
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  • Kevin M.
    The view is not worth the price they charge to get there. I get that it is an iconic figure and for most people is THE symbol of Seattle (annoying), but ask a local how many times they go to the Needl
    Kevin McManus · September 14, 2010
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  • Anna A.
    Day/night pass (you can go up 2 times) is included with the citypass and it's totally worth it! Also, you can email yourself the pic they take of you at no charge
    Anna Alexiadi-Smyrniotaki · August 24, 2015
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  • Al B.
    Excellent views! But price is really high for just an elevator ride up. If you decide to take this, take it with the Museum as well.
    Al B. · March 2
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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 Wade · August 12, 2010
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  • Transitions® lenses
    Seattle’s Space Needle is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. Take a ride up and see the entire city, and more, from the top of this iconic tower! #seemoresights
    Transitions® lenses · April 18, 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 Craig · August 9, 2012
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  • Kate H.
    Must see for visitors and locals alike. Nothing beats then quick lift rode and 360 view at the top. Go in the off season for a bit of breathing space ;)
    Kate Hailey · August 27, 2015
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  • Jen C.
    If the tomahawk steak is on the menu, ask your server to reserve one ASAP. Then look at the menu. They go fast. Best steak ever! Big enough to share.
    Jen Craig · May 17, 2014
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  • Andrea B.
    Bring a coat and go to the restaurant. The ticket up is normally $19...so why not eat at the restaurant with a $25 minimum and a free ride up. Essentially, $6 lunch for a great lunch.
    Andrea Buchanan · January 2, 2014
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  • Victoria H.
    At peak times, pay the extra $12 for a VIP ticket in the group tickets line. It's the only way to avoid the DisneyWorld style lines. Park in Pacific Place and pick up the Monorail at Westlake Center.
    Victoria Harman · July 31, 2013
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  • Connor G.
    Honestly, you need to go up here at least once. Show up 30 minutes before your boarding time. Don't drop your phone off the edge when you're taking a photo.
    Connor Garrett · August 22, 2015
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  • veronique @ zaptravel.com ..
    From a distance, it looks like a flying saucer on a tripod, and when it was built for the 1962 World's Fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle was meant to suggest future architectural trends.
    veronique @ zaptravel.com . · August 30, 2013
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  • Hard R.
    A must visit when in Seattle. Great views from the top. Free photos taken from staff--emailed to you. Parking is not free. Numerous souvenirs.
    Hard Rocker · June 14, 2015
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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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  • Maggie M.
    Buy your tickets online to save a couple of bucks. They also have deeply discounted deals if you buy joint tickets with the Chihuly Exhibit.
    Maggie MacG · January 25, 2015
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  • Tony G.
    Got a little weak in the knees on the elevator, but was "okay" at the top. If you go on a day with good weather, be prepared to wait in line for quite a while.
    Tony Gilbert · December 23, 2011
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  • Diana K.
    Great place to go at sunset. Best way to see Seattle. You can also grab the monorail to/from downtown shopping area if you don't want to walk.
    Diana K · February 29, 2012
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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 Halai · March 19, 2009
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  • Jennifer N.
    Please don't stand in the boarding line earlier than your ticket time. The staff will make you leave and you'll be holding up the line for others
    Jennifer Ng · March 20
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  • Sonny D.
    if you're buying the combo tix, skip the long lines and go around the corner to the chihuly entrance- where a super lonely kiosk awaits
    Sonny Datoy · July 15, 2014
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  • Caroline K.
    Can't come to Seattle and not visit the needle. I went just before sunset and up to the sky deck and all i can say is the view was absolutely breathtaking to say the least couldn't have asked for more
    Caroline Kimani · June 1, 2013
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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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  • Dan C.
    Space needle line is terrible. There is absolutely no order at all. If you get a timed ticket just get in line, any line. No one cares who has waited and for how long.
    Dan Cowgill · July 6, 2013
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  • Mary Claire C.
    Go eat in the Sky City restaurant! The floor rotates while you dine, providing breathtaking views of the city and of the Puget Sound
    Mary Claire Couch · October 15, 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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  • Dean N.
    SkyCity Restaurant is the best place to view the entire city and includes your observation deck access.
    Dean Nelson · March 24, 2014
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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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  • LAMPS PLUS
    The Space Needle Skybeam shines skyward from the top of the tower on special occasions. It's powered by lamps that total 85 million candela that can be seen up to 30 miles away!
    LAMPS PLUS · August 17, 2011
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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 Edge · January 23, 2012
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  • Sahithya B.
    The 360 views are great but the cruise offers better photo ops and an unobtrusive view of the city skyline compared to the needle.
    Sahithya Baskaran · August 4, 2013
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  • Johnathan F.
    Buy your ticket online and skip the line. Bought tickets in 1 minute online when the line to wait for tickets was about 45 minutes
    Johnathan Freeman · July 31, 2014
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