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Smith Tower

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The Legends of Smith Tower - Observatory Access - Adult Ticket
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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
The Legends of Smith Tower - Observatory Access - Adult Ticket
from US$19.00*
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  • Lowest price guaranteed
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Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new exhibits that take you on a journey through the past one hundred years. Make your way to the top of the tower for an amazing vantage point from the Observatory, including an...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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500 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2336
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved the Smith Tower. Historical, amazing sunsets over the city and a nice place to grab some food or drinks whilst overlooking and being in the heart of Seattle.

Thank helenCPL
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved getting to see such a panaromic view of the city. Happened to be there at sunset and it was spectacular. Far better price than the Space Needle with equally as good of a view.

Thank oscarandrafikismom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bar at night was so much fun; Kristine is so cute!! She was wonderful; Hubby and I had a drink and would love to come back. You have to pay for the ride up every time you visit, but it's a great stop while in...More

Thank allardc85
Reviewed 6 days ago

A hidden gem! Space needle is the popular well known attraction but Smith Tower offers spectacular views of Seattle.

Thank Romeo E
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun experience visiting Smith Tower. They made it very entertaining with their "Speak easy" references. One we made it to the top the views were fantastic. Be sure to keep your receipt and tickets as you can revisit the same day. We went...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nostalgic feeling to the new speakeasy at the top of the Smith Tower. Great atmosphere, music and ffood. The observation deck view was an excellent addition to the evening because there were some breaks in the rainy weather.

Thank karenleitner
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Karen, Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and took the chance on us! We look forward to seeing you again! Kindly, Marissa Brooks General Manager, Smith Tower Visitor Experience

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in here with my parents when they were in town. My father is a retired elevator mechanic so he loved the old elevators, chewed the operators ear off about how he used to work on them. Sadly they are now button operated as of...More

Thank dawgdok
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, Thank you for the great review! Our hopes with the elevator modernization are to always keep an "operator" in there to provide that personalized experience. Nevertheless, we are delighted to hear that you and your folks enjoyed your experience with us. Kindly, Marissa...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Smith Tower, the very small exhibition / museum details the history of the building and introduces you to the colourful characters behind its construction. You work your through the lower levels of the building and then board the...More

Thank VanStuver
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again! Kindly, Marissa Brooks General Manager, Smith Tower Visitor Experience

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I asked my network for things to do in Seattle on limited time. I kept hearing "since you have to pick one Tower, make it the Smith." Well, who am I to argue with a recommendation? We popped in at 5 pm to find it...More

Thank Kara K
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kara, Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and please thank your network for the lovely recommendation. Glad to hear we met your expectations and look forward to seeing you again! Kindly, Marissa Brooks General...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure whether or not to visit this location. The exhibition before you take the lift to the top is very interesting and well done

Thank GrahamBouff
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Graham, Thank you for the great review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and took the chance on us! We look forward to seeing you again! Kindly, Marissa Brooks General Manager, Smith Tower Visitor Experience

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Ericka G
14 August 2018|
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Response from Kara K | Reviewed this property |
From any of the overlooks on the water way. Walk towards the ocean, when you get there turn right. Or left. Either way is the correct way. You will find a viewing place in short order. Stop and look east.
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Heather L
4 August 2018|
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Response from k1sohrabi | Reviewed this property |
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Heather L
4 August 2018|
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Response from Valentin R | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar. Make sure you have your passport with you/ id. Also I believe there were some light snacks, can’t guarantee.
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Giocolon
19 March 2018|
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Response from MarissaB708 | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, kids are allowed up! We are an all ages friendly space! Head on over to our website and check out some of our awesome deals we have available! Best, Marissa Brooks General Manager, Smith Tower Visitor Experience
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Shelby M
16 February 2018|
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Response from MarissaB708 | Property representative |
Hi there! During our off peak season (November-May) the tour is only open til 6pm. From May until September, the tour is open until 9pm. Sorry this took FOREVER to get back to you! We hope to see you soon!
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