- Hours: Open daily until midnight
- Reservations: Not required
- Cost: Admission charged
- Location: North of downtown
- How Long: Allow about an hour, more if lines are long
- Best Time to Visit: Best on clear days
Seattle Space Needle Observation Deck: The most important thing atop the Seattle Space Needle is the view, a 360-degree panorama of the city, Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Displays here point out more than 60 area sights, and the binocular telescopes are free. The SkyCafe serves light snacks and beverages.
SkyCity Restaurant:: When built, the Seattle Space Needle had the second revolving restaurant in the world. It's open for lunch, dinner, and Saturday and Sunday brunch. The elevator ride and Observation Deck access are complimentary when dining.
As much as adults love to stand and look at the city, the kids may get bored at the Seattle Space Needle.
A helpful tip: If the toilets on the Seattle Space Needle observation deck are busy, go down the stairs next to the yellow elevators and turn left, where you'll find more facilities.
Seattle Space Needle TicketsBuy tickets at the Seattle Space Needle box office at the base. If you'd like to see the city in daylight and at night, they offer a special Seattle Space Needle ticket that allows two visits in the same day.
Getting to the Seattle Space NeedleSeattle Space Needle
400 Broad St.
Seattle Space Needle Website
The Seattle Space Needle is such an obvious sight that it's easy to find.
Seattle Center is bounded by First Avenue North, Fifth Avenue, Denny Way and Mercer Streets. The Seattle Space Needle is on the Denny Way side. To get there from downtown, you can take the monorail, or walk north on Third, Fourth or Fifth Avenues. From the waterfront, you can take the trolley to its north end, then walk up Broad Street to the Seattle Space Needle.
If you're driving, exit I-5 at the Seattle Center exit and follow the signs. You'll find parking lots on the Fifth Avenue side.