400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109
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Observation Deck &
Sun 9am-11pm SkyCity
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-8:45pm
Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-9:45pm
Sat 10am-2:45pm, 5pm-9:45pm
Sun 10am-2:45pm, 5pm-8:45pm
Well, we still don't have jet packs and flying cars, but the most iconic symbol of that 1960's space-age promise -- the Space Needle -- still stands as Seattle's most-recognized tourist attraction. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the forward-looking theme of which was "Century 21," the 602-foot Needle looks like a huge flying saucer on a towering tripod. At the 520-foot level, the observation deck provides panoramic views of the area's surrounding bays, lakes, mountains, and other points of interest. Just below, at 500-feet, diners enjoy a 360-degree view in the revolving Sky City restaurant. On the way up to, entertaining and comedic elevator operators rattle off fun facts and invite visitors to test their Needle knowledge.
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