Space Needle
Space Needle
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksObservation Decks & Towers
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, this iconic landmark and observation tower was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Perch on the glass benches known as “Skyrisers” and gaze out of floor-to-ceiling windows, snap a selfie at the outdoor deck, or head upstairs to The Loupe, an indoor lounge featuring the world’s first and only rotating glass floor. Here, you’ll be greeted with 360-degree views of the downtown Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier, Elliot Bay, and the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. For a smooth-sailing experience, it’s best to pre-purchase a timed ticket. Space Needle is also a part of CityPASS. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Queen Anne
How to get there
  • Seattle Center • 4 min walk
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  • Carolyn M
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birds eye view of Seattle
    This was alot of fun. Get there early as it gets crowded. Once at the top it gives you a great bird's eye view of the city. They take you pricture on the way in and it's free. They give you a card, go to the websitge, put in the cose and you can put your picture on various backgrounds and download it. You heard me right, its free. You can also stand on the rotating floor. It was a lot of fun.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Kumar_Dutt
    Isleworth, United Kingdom67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list item
    Don't think there is much to write home about. Its one of those touristy experiences that you already may have done in many other places but you still want to do it if you are visiting Seattle. There is nothing negative, to be honest. There is a nice bar up there and the moving platform is a good touch.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Russell3939
    Castle Rock, Colorado977 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views
    Amazing. You can see 2 different aspects to this. First the elevator will take you to the part that is outside. I really enjoyed when you come down 2 floors and stand on the rotating floor. It takes about 30 minutes to make a full rotation. It’s fund to stand on the glass floors as it rotates. You can’t beat the views from the space needle of Seattle. This should be a must visit
    Visited June 2023
    Written 11 June 2023
  • Beth Hodgkinson
    Lancashire, United Kingdom338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit!
    Easy to get tickets, no problem buying them from the self service machines outside the Space Needle. Nice touch providing free photos too. Went on a sunny day, and had amazing 360 views! Drinks are expensive, but worth a splurge for a one off.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 June 2023
  • Jennifer J
    Langwarrin, Australia167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular views over the whole Seattle Centre.
    A wonderful experience, especially on a sunny day. We only did the basic, single ticket, as we were not interested in the Chihuly Garden and Glass. We also went early because the tickets were a little bit cheaper for the first hour, or so. We bought the tickets at the window (9.15am) and went straight up to the top, avoiding any queues. We spent about an hour there, taking in the views from the observation deck; and the rotating floor below it. It's great for visitors of all ages.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Sandy M
    Pennsylvania264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow
    Very cool. We read reviews and bought tickets online ahead of time to avoid the lines....great advice! No wait at 10:00 AM. Elevator takes you to the observation deck. It can be crowded but people seem to move along fine. Down one flight of stairs is the deck with the revolving glass floor. Also very cool. Elevator ride down drops you off in the souvenier shop where you can literally find everything Space Needle related.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 June 2023
  • undgrad01
    Olympia, Washington369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day to spend in the air
    Pricey but a cool experience. Not for the light hearted about heights. You can spend about an hour in the observation area as it turns and get the 360 degree view. Fun to watch the cars drive around. Thankful for no stairs.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • KCLizard
    State College, Pennsylvania594 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing views
    Reserve your tickets in advance and go early. Be sure to check out the walls as you wait to get to the elevator, and you will learn about the construction of the needle and some amusing aspects of life at the time. The elevator ride is quick, and the view at the top is amazing. We enjoyed walking around the exterior on the top floor to get the open air feel, but it was also fun to stand on the rotating floor in the lower level, and you could see all 360 degrees of views without ever moving. Take a good camera.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 27 June 2023
  • ShannonDufour
    Warwick, Rhode Island31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the Space Needle… DESPISE GetYourGuide’s scammy ticket policies!
    Space Needle was amazing, but do NOT book through GetYour Guide!!! I booked what I thought was a visit to the Space Needle when GetYour Guide’s ad for a different location popped up in my Google search. I mistakenly booked tickets for four adults, totaling $118. When I realized my mistake, they refused to refund, credit, or even let us change the date or time for the tour we didn’t even want, because it was within their 24 hour cancellation window. Inflexible policies in the fine print, and no resolution whatsoever for a basic customer service issue, which Could have been so easily resolved. We travel and book tours/experiences often, but will never recommend or use GetYourGuide again. Non-existent customer service, no good faith effort whatsoever to please the customer, and a scammy way to do business. We ended up paying twice for The Space Needle because of GetYourGuide’s horrible customer service policy.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Navigator742985
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty of Time for Photos
    Obviously amazing views. One item I wish I knew before going up was that we had a lot of time at the top. When purchasing my ticket I thought we only had ~15 min at the top to take photos and look about. We were up at the top for over an hour before coming down. Did not feel pressured at all to hurry.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
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SparkplugO
Uk109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Staff nice and friendly, glass elevator to top. Stunning 360 views. Take the stairs down to the revolving glass floor!
Refreshments on the top floor and plenty of restrooms.
Go early to avoid the long queues.
Written 24 May 2024
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Debra R
Abbeville, GA567 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful view of the city and Pudget Sound. It was a 4 hour wait after showing our voucher before we could go up the Space Needle. Visited the Chihuly Gardens and MoPOP during our wait time. We had booked the Space Needle/Chihuly through Trip Advisor. I recommend looking for an option that gives you a specific time for the Space Needle
Written 19 May 2024
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samantha g
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well just look at the photos, it speaks for itself!
It was a trip for my 50th and it didn’t disappoint!
The amazing weather helped too!
It was spectacular and the staff are amazing!
We spent 2 hours up there chilling out, taking great pics and having a beer!
Just wow 5 stars
Written 19 May 2024
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Justin M
Florida84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Seattle Space Needle is such an iconic landmark of modern America. An engineering marvel that was built in the 1960's. The view from the top observation deck is incredible. I highly recommend taking plenty of pics and spending time taking in the view.

There is a full restaurant and bar on the top floors. Grab a refreshment or snack and observe the whole view. Take it in. The gift shop is accommodating to find a keepsake to bring home.
Written 18 May 2024
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Maps823813
Selsey, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent ride to the top, with fantastic views, only problem was my wife making me walk on the glass floor, heights not my favourite thing
Written 16 May 2024
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Brent S
Seattle, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A symbolic seattle landmark that has breathtaking view, experience the thrill of the rotating glass floor and learn about the tower's history through interactive exhibits.
Written 12 May 2024
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Lonesome_Sparrow
Stuttgart, Germany378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
$36 plus tax is quite a number (and I'm a senior with discount!). It included a photo which can be downloaded later. The view was great, thanks to a sunny day. Interesting: I had my car in a nearby garage which was recommended on the Space Needle website. $20, wow. But when I came back 2 hours later, it was $35!. I don't know what's the purpose of this strange algorithm.
Written 11 May 2024
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Joyce G
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This place is awesome! We were in awe even if I am scared of heights. We enjoyed being in the revolving glass floor. Hope to be back.
Written 8 May 2024
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Bill_from_Toano
Toano, VA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing views of the city and sound. I felt safe even though heights usually trrrify me. Well worth the ticket price, its the ivonic Seattle attraction!
Written 3 May 2024
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Jersey, UK127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
These two attractions are side by side. An easy walk from Pike Market area (if you don’t want to take the monorail). We were lucky it was a clear day, the views from the observation tower were amazing. We went early, 10am, and it was already very busy. Plenty of time to walk around, do it at your own pace and stay as long as you like. The glass floor is great. Then across to Chihuly. Stunning glass ornaments, so much better than we were expecting. Highly recommended.
Written 3 May 2024
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