Space Needle

Type: Attractions, Great Views, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

While we still don't have jet packs and flying cars, the most iconic symbol of that 1960's space-age promise–the Space Needle–stands as Seattle's most-recognized tourist attraction. Built for the...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Observation Deck & SpaceBase: Mon-Thu 9:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat 9am-11:30pm; 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

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult (14-64) $17; Senior (65+) $15; Military $15; Child (4-13) $9; Child (3 and under) Free

  • Things to Do in Fall: "To compare elevated views around town, also check out Columbia Tower's brand-new, 73rd-story, Sky View Observatory experience."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "As an alternative to enjoying the Space Needle's elevated views, head to Pioneer Square's recently revamped Smith Tower, where you can enjoy cocktails and tasty snacks in an intimate setting."
  • Sightseeing, Attractions near KeyArena at Seattle Center: "The fine-dining space atop the Needle is one of the few revolving restaurants in the world. The 360-degree view is spectacular, and the food isn't bad either."
  • Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: Relish the colors of the season from the iconic Space Needle, which recently underwent a $100 million "spacelift."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Savor gorgeous 360-degree views atop Seattle's most iconic landmark, perhaps before grabbing an intimate dinner nearby.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: The city's most recognizable attraction--the Space Needle--offers stunning views of the city and beyond.
  • Best for Attractions near KeyArena at Seattle Center Because: No visit to Seattle is complete without ascending to the top floor of the Space Needle. Enjoy panoramic views and perhaps a fine meal.

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