Seattle Center
Seattle Center
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksGardensFountains
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place, centered around the International Fountain, in the core of our region and the site of the 1962 World’s Fair. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income.
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Neighbourhood: Queen Anne
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  • Seattle Center • 3 min walk
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  • Valleyblue
    Sacramento, California382 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must check it out on a visit to Seattle
    If you're visiting Seattle, and you should, you'll definitely want to spend some time at the Seattle Center. Aside from it just being a nice place to hang out, there's plenty to do there. Whether you just want to wander the grounds, visit the Space Needle, have some lunch, a snack, grab something to drink at the Armory, or check out a museum, it's there at Seattle Center. The Museum of Pop Culture is excellent, even if you're not into the types of pop culture featured, or you can go to the Chihuly Garden and Glass (not a must see, it's good but overpriced). Seattle Center is a beautiful park with plenty to do and see.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Landog
    La Center, Washington638 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited on our way to the game
    This is really a nice touristy spot to visit! Lots of food options, endless sights to see. The city has done a great job of cleaning up the area and making it feel safe. Lots to see and do, from the Spaceneedle to Climate Change Arena! Just seems as if there are limitless things to keep you busy. The weather was great on this trip! Dry and warm for a winter night.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • dreamspeaker
    Middleton, Wisconsin542 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Neat area - could spend all day
    Really cool area with lots of attractions - we found it so hard to choose, and I would've spent more time there if we'd had more days in Seattle. As it was, we chose to eat at the Armory, which was a nice, spacious food court with lots of options in a really cool building, and visit the Museum of Pop Culture. You can also ride up the Space Needle here, and visit the Chihuly art museum, and more. Lots of food stands selling things like shaved ice, lemonades and arnold palmers, corn and hot dogs. Just a really great ambiance on the really nice day we were there.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 2024
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C M
Howard, OH3,220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is right beside the Space Needle. In fact, you can see it from the top of the Space Needle. I believe this is where we parked/walked to see the Space Needle. There is a big red sculpture called the Olympic Iliad, known as "The Pasta Tube," by Alexander Liberman.
Written 9 June 2020
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA3,699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
No matter what your age or interest, you will find something to do here. For kids, there is the Seattle Childrens museum. Sports fans can attend a hockey game at the brand new Clinate Pledge Arena. Science buffs can tour the Pacific Science Center. Music fans can go to the Museum of Pop Culture. And when you get hungry, you can get some good food at the Seattle Center Armory. This is easily worth spending g the whole day on your next Seattle visit.
Written 1 January 2022
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Valleyblue
Sacramento, CA382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
If you're visiting Seattle, and you should, you'll definitely want to spend some time at the Seattle Center. Aside from it just being a nice place to hang out, there's plenty to do there. Whether you just want to wander the grounds, visit the Space Needle, have some lunch, a snack, grab something to drink at the Armory, or check out a museum, it's there at Seattle Center. The Museum of Pop Culture is excellent, even if you're not into the types of pop culture featured, or you can go to the Chihuly Garden and Glass (not a must see, it's good but overpriced).

Seattle Center is a beautiful park with plenty to do and see.
Written 1 October 2023
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Joan H
San Bernardino, CA1,024 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Seattle Center attracts lots of tourists, even with Covid restrictions. It was the hottest week on record, when we were in Seattle. Grassy areas, over-sized sculptures and of course, the Space Needle, Monorail Station, Museum of Pop Culture, and Chihuly Garden and Glass are the main reasons to come here.
Written 27 August 2021
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you are planning on seeing the Space Needle or Chihuly Gardens then you have to spend some time exploring the space around them! We had no idea all this park space was here until the Uber dropped us off. What a delight to find this beautiful space, and best of all it was free to explore, which really helped with our acceptance of the entrance fees for the other two venues. The park didn't have a lot going on while we were there, but there are stations where they serve from food carts in the summer and the fountain was just a trickle when we saw it, but in the summer they turn it up and the kids love it. There are lots of quiet areas tucked away, some with engraved stone quotes, one little bronze garden with whimsical creatures, the Kobe - Seattle friendship bell from Japan, totem polls, and lots of flowers and pretty area to sit. Allow yourself some time to fully explore.
Written 21 August 2022
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Aussie_Binturong
Queensland, Australia331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I had a packed lunch that I was eating in front of the International fountain. Most of the time it looked more like a dribbler than a fountain, remaining dormant and innocent-looking for extended periods and then, without warning, shooting a stream of water high into the air at random intervals, surprising any people (or sometimes dogs) in the immediate vicinity.

There was playful music playing through the loudspeakers to enhance the effect.
Written 15 January 2023
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Eric Z
Henderson, NV27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Have visited New Orleans, Austin and Panama Beach this year and they were fun trips. Seattle was a bummer all the way through. Could not eat in restaurants due to them being closed or having long lines take out only. Pikes was packed. The mall was close to being shut down no escoladers one elevator that everyone had to use one family unit at a time. One and done.
Written 6 June 2021
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Landog
La Center, WA638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is really a nice touristy spot to visit! Lots of food options, endless sights to see. The city has done a great job of cleaning up the area and making it feel safe. Lots to see and do, from the Spaceneedle to Climate Change Arena! Just seems as if there are limitless things to keep you busy. The weather was great on this trip! Dry and warm for a winter night.
Written 30 December 2023
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Brenavon2006
Coon Rapids, MN172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a fun, exciting atmosphere with tons to offer everyone. I loved our visit and can’t wait to return! The only part I didn’t feel comfortable about was all of the homeless people around - literally living in tents everywhere and doing drugs as we walked by. This made it “feel” very unsafe for me to bring a family - or any kids to visit.
Written 20 August 2021
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dreamspeaker
Middleton, WI542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Really cool area with lots of attractions - we found it so hard to choose, and I would've spent more time there if we'd had more days in Seattle. As it was, we chose to eat at the Armory, which was a nice, spacious food court with lots of options in a really cool building, and visit the Museum of Pop Culture. You can also ride up the Space Needle here, and visit the Chihuly art museum, and more. Lots of food stands selling things like shaved ice, lemonades and arnold palmers, corn and hot dogs. Just a really great ambiance on the really nice day we were there.
Written 28 June 2024
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