Visit The Seattle Space Needle
Towering above the city of Seattle Washington stands the world famous Space Needle. Definitely one of Seattle’s and even Washington’s most iconic emblems, the “Needle” is a must see attraction in Seattle. Built for the World’s Fair of 1962, it stands 605 feet tall.
The Space Needle is made up of different levels that include an observation deck (520 feet) and retail store a the top (open from 8 am to 12 midnight Monday through Sunday).
It’s one of more than “10 Things You Must See and Do in Seattle.”
What You See From The Space Needle
From the Space Needle you can see a 360 degree panorama of Seattle. In the distance you’ll see Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, the Cascade Mountains, the Olympic Mountains, the Elliott Bay as well as Washington State Ferries sailing to and from the Islands of the Puget Sound.
Space Needle Location and Contact Information
Seattle Center, 400 Broad St. Phone: 206.905.2100
The Seattle Space Needle is located in the Seattle Center adjacent to the Pacific Science Center. For Parking we recommend using the valet service to save time and for convenience. Valet parking is generally just a bit more than parking in the area parking lots.
- Information: www.spaceneedle.com
- Panoramic Webcam: www.spaceneedle.com/webcam/
- Directions to the Space Needle: www.spaceneedle.com/plan-your-visit/
- Best Deal: Buy the Seattle CityPASS including the Space Needle at a savings of up to 45%
A 41-second elevator ride takes you up 520 feet to the observation deck of the Space Needle, built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Enjoy a meal at SkyCity, the restaurant at the top that revolves 360° while you dine.
Note: SkyCity is closed for renovation.
SkyCity at the Needle, the third restaurant to be perched at 500’ on top of the Space Needle, officially closed September 4, 2017. It was the cherished celebration restaurant of the Pacific Northwest for 18 years.
Following a historic renovation of the Space Needle, the culinary team is working on what the fourth chapter of dining will be. The Space Needle is working with world renown designer, Tihany Design, to re-invent dining at the Space Needle.
Look for more details about the restaurant of the future.