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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104-7097 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
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We enjoyed the Space Needle but this is worth a visit also. It is higher than the Space Needle and provides different views. There are no glass elevators as they are in the middle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We enjoyed the Space Needle but this is worth a visit also. It is higher than the Space Needle and provides different views. There are no glass elevators as they are in the middle of the building and the observation deck is inside. Well worth it!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The Sky View Observatory is significantly higher than the Space Needle, plus it fit better into our agenda for the day (we visited after taking an "underground" tour and before Pike Place Market). We visited on a Sunday, and there were zero crowds. The views were spectacular! We looked down on the Space Needle, and if the weather had been... More 

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Bonita, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great 360 degree views from the 73rd floor (902 feet) of Columbia Center. You can see Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle, and the city of Seattle. We witnessed a spectacular sunset. Tickets are good all day for day and evening views. The café is open until 7 p.m. Look... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A must. The view is magnificent !! Will enjoy every second. Take your time, there is a 5 minute movie, walls filled with history and the awesome view. Go to the Space needle as a landmark, visit the observatory for Da view!!!!

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Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We got a great view of the city and its cheaper than the Space Needle, but you can't go outside and the Space Needle is definitely better. You do get a good view of the Space Needle from up there though. The people that worked there weren't very happy.

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Atherton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Beautiful view from the 73rd floor. You can have a drink at the bar while admiring the view. It gives you a chance to see from above the beautiful green city that Seattle is, no wonder it is called the Emerald City.

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the Sky View Observatory. We planned it so that we visited during the day so we could see Seattle from high above during the day time and then when we visited the Space Needle the next day, we went at night so we could see the city all lit up at night. It was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Sky View Observatory is higher than the Space Needle, cheaper and not nearly as crowded. I would call it a must do. I visited both day and night. You can do that on the same day by not washing the stamp off the back of your hand or at least keeping your receipt.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This observation floor is centrally located in downtown Seattle. Its less busy than the Space Needle and less costly. You do go a bit further up than the Space Needle and on a clear day, the views are spectacular.

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Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Upon arrival in Seaattle, I was all prepared to visit the Sky Needle. However, I discovered that the Sky View Observatory at over 900ft easily eclipsed the Needle at a mere 600ft!! As I love heights this was the obvious choice.... Cost was $13 or $9 for 55years plus. The Observatory is located on the 73 floor of the Columbia... More 

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