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"Superb views of Seattle in the summer." Space Needle Tip by worldkiwi

Space Needle, Seattle: 93 reviews and 172 photos

  Seattle's iconic 'Spaceneedle'.
by worldkiwi
  • Seattle's iconic 'Spaceneedle'. - Seattle
      Seattle's iconic 'Spaceneedle'.
    by worldkiwi
  • Downtown Seattle and Mt Rainier from Spaceneedle - Seattle
      Downtown Seattle and Mt Rainier from Spaceneedle
    by worldkiwi

My ascent to the top of the iconic Seattle Spaceneedle took place on an absolutely beautiful summer's day in July 2006. The views of the city and the harbour were fantastic. To the southeast, Mount Rainier was spectacular on the horizon and to the north there was the snowy peak of Mount Baker. The view is certainly worth the long queue and slight crush of the outside observation deck. Guides, stationed around the deck take turns at talking about the vistas at three points of the compass. Once one guide has finished she asks you to move round the deck to the next one. This was a great addition to my experience as I learnt a little more about what I was looking at.
Entrance cost US$14 in July 2006. Be prepared for a long queue in the summer afternoons. It can get a little packed inside the observation level and back down at ground level in the gift shop.

Address: 400 Broad St., Seattle, WA 98109
Directions: Seattle Centre. Take a bus from the waterfront (#99). The trams weren't working when I was there, but they would be a nicer alternative. There is a monorail from downtown too, but that wasn't working either.
Phone: (206) 905-2100

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  • Written Sep 2, 2006
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