Space Needle

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General Information

The Space Needle is an observation tower that is situated in Seattle, USA. The tower has become a local landmark since its opening in 1962. The tower was built for the 1962 World's Fair, having been designed by John Graham & Company Architects. The tower stands at a height of 160 metres, it is a needle-like structure with a flying saucer-like deck built near its top. The deck contains an observation deck and a restaurant. The observation deck offers people elevated views over the city of Seattle and beyond. The observation tower is a key part of the Seattle skyline and is considered a landmark in the city by locals.

Getting there

The observation tower is situated at the Seattle Center. If travelling by car, the closest parking lot is at ‘Key Park Northwest Inc’. If travelling by monorail, depart the monorail at the ‘Seattle Center’ stop. If travelling by bus, the 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 24 all stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The Space Needle is open daily, 10am-8pm. Admission to the space needle is set at 37.50$ for adults, 32.50$ for seniors and 28.50$ for children.

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Posted: 6 Dec 2018, 22:42

Edited: 6 Dec 2018, 22:43



Landmark of the city and great views


The space needle is a landmark of Seattle and you will see it on most Seattle merchandise. So it is a must if you visit the city. It is easy to get to, head for the Seattle Center which is a major part of the city and where quite a lot of the sights are. Only downside i'd say is that visiting the observation deck is quite expensive.

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