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Seattle Center Monorail

#43 of 182 Tours in Seattle
Open Now: 07:30 - 23:00
Open today: 07:30 - 23:00

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The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle and the Museum of Popular Culture). It is America's first full-scale commercial monorail system. The Monorail departs...more
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400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-3625
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like it says in the title think of this as a ride and less a form of transportation. That being said it’s still fun to fun to ride and reasonably priced. It was built as an “attraction ride” for the Seattle Worlds Fair” and connects...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mkirch1250
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant idea, brilliantly implemented, excellent design, and Profitable for the City. Its a great way to see a small part of the city and travel to the space needle or just enjoy the ride. From a foreigners point of view its iconic and worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BigLuger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the monorail to head from the Space Needle to Pikes Market. At $2.50/one way per person to save a 8 minute walk wasn't really worth it to me. It felt like taking the monorail at the Orlando airport.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SteveRainville99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this 10 minute ride into downtown from Seattle center. We just did the round trip ride that I did as a kid. It would be a nice way to get to shopping from Seattle Center.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CJ J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading about the 1962 world's fair as kid, it was wonderful experience to ride this futuristic train from 1962

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My downtown Seattle stay was enhanced by a Monorail trip to Seattle Center for the required tourist activities. I checked out the Space Needle, Chihuly Museum and the Armory. It was easy to board at Westlake Center and get a bird’s eye view of downtown...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But I couldn't find an elevator or escalator and had to hike up several flights of stairs. And then it qas only one stop (about a mile). I think I expected more.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Locemup
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We took the monorail from the station located at the Space Needle . The stop was just one block from the market. It was very fast, very nice view from the city and super convenient to get to the market. The market is just a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank claudinearce
Reviewed 11 February 2019

It's relatively inexpensive and it's a quick jump to Seattle Center. It was very convenient for me and it was a lovely ride.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jorge19v
Reviewed 2 February 2019

A nice ride to get to the Space Needle. Quite inexpensive and only takes around 5 minutes. The staff were great as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
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28 May 2018|
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Response from IraBfromCSG | Reviewed this property |
The Spheres are worth a specific visit, with a great view from the exterior, and free access to the exhibits on the lower level of the building. We did walk there from the Downtown Monorail location in less than 10 minutes... More
16 May 2018|
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Response from bradd200 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - entrance is on second floor of mall. Look up and you will see monorail on East side of mall. There is a separate entrance just for monorail where you can walk up or take elevator or you can enter from mall.