Last updated on March 20th, 2022

The Seattle Space Needle is perhaps the most quintessential Seattle landmark so why not play tourist for a day and enjoy some epic views of the beautiful city. Take a trip to the “top house” for the city’s only spot for 360-degree panoramic views of downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, the Cascades, and Olympic mountain ranges.

Originally build for the 1962 World’s Fair, this 605 feet tall structure symbolizes the innovative and forward-thinking spirit of the city. Anchored in the Seattle Center, some say it is one of the most photographed structures in the world.

While you’re there, Seattle Center offers many other family fun activities to enjoy including the Space Needle, Seattle Children’s Museum, MoPop, International Fountain, “Artists at PlayPlayground, and The Armory for a bite to eat.

Note to self

  • Purchase tickets online prior to your visit. The regular ticket price is about $35 per person, it’s slightly cheaper for kids and WA residents. There is a $5 discount if you arrive between 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
  • Get the City Pass and save on admission at Seattle’s top attractions (including the Space NeedleSeattle AquariumMuseum of Pop CultureWoodland Park ZooChihuly Gardenand Pacific Science Center).
  • Every so often there are free photo opportunities. Stand on the mat, look up, and the camera takes your picture. These photos are loaded onto your ticket for free.
  • Check out the gift shop where they have free Virtual Reality Bungee Jumping.
  • The fastest way to get there is to take the Monorail from downtown straight to the base of the Space Needle.
  • If you head out in a clear day the kids will also love the International Fountain near by.
Q Can I bring a stroller?

No. Unfortunately due to the volume of people and limited space on the elevators, strollers must be left in your car or parked in our designated stroller area.

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