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Space Needle, Seattle

Space Needle - Seattle, Washington
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Space Needle
400 Broad Street, Seattle, WA 98109Map
Seattle Center
+1 206 905 2100
Neighborhood: Seattle Center
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

When the 1962 World’s Fair opened in Seattle, the futuristic Space Needle became the city’s icon. The slender, mushroom-shaped structure is beloved by visitors who are whisked upward 500 feet by a glass-walled elevator. On top, the rotating SkyCity restaurant treats diners to 360-degree views, and the observation deck features informative displays, telescopes and a café. The Needle can be time-consuming (in peak season the 43-second trip to the top can require an hour-long wait) and costly ($18 round trip), but the views of the city, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound and the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains are phenomenal.

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Space Needle General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 09:30 AM to 11:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 09:30 AM to 11:30 PM, Sunday from 09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, discover, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: Westlake Avenue North & Harrison Street
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2 nd most recommended thing to do in Seattle, WA