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Space Needle —
SkyCity and SkyCafe

Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

Space Needle
400 Broad Street
Seattle, WA
206-905-2100
800-937-9582
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Seattle's Top Tourist Attraction
The Space Needle is Seattle's top tourist attraction. It stands at
605 ft and offers stunning 360°
views of Seattle and beyond.

Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle originally got its name because people thought it looked like a space ship sitting above giant knitting needles — and it does!

The structure might look fragile,
but scientists say it is one of the safest places to be in an earthquake because of the way it
is designed.

Sky City atop the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington



Space Needle Restaurant
SkyCity
Sky City, the Space Needle's revolving restaurant, features
world-class Pacific Northwest cuisine in a romantic setting —
and you can't beat the views!
Expensive.

SkyCity atop the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

SkyCity Hours
Open 365 days a year.
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm;
Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5-9pm,
Fri-Sat 5-10pm
Brunch: Sat-Sun 10am-3pm

Note: Elevator rides and visits to the Observation Deck are complimentary with restaurant reservations.

Space Needle Cafe
SkyCafe

SkyCafe offers gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads, Starbucks coffee and beverages.
Open 365 days a year.



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Observation Deck at the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

Observation Deck
Take an elevator to the Observation Deck — towering
520 ft above ground, it offers panoramic Seattle views, including Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and the
Cascade Range.

Views of Seattle, Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Range from the Space Needle's Observation Deck, Seattle, Washington

The Observation Deck also features free telescopes inside and outside — the outdoor deck can be very windy, so dress warmly.

Space Needle Facts & Trivia
The Observation Deck features displays of Space Needle facts and trivia. Here are a few examples:

There's an interesting visual comparison of all the world's tallest structures — from Sydney's Opera House, the Statue of Liberty, and Big Ben, to Italy's Leaning Tower
of Pisa
and the Taj Mahal. The tallest is Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 1,483 ft.

Maps pinpoint the area on Lake Union where the "Sleepless in Seattle" house boat sits — it continues to be one of the most asked about sights in Seattle.

And then there's the "Alien Antennae" — The Committee
hoping for Extra-terrestrial Encounters to save the Earth (CHEESE) proffers to have plans from the 1962 Seattle World's Fair that the Space Needle was constructed to send transmissions to advanced beings in other solar systems.

Space Needle Observation Deck Hours
Open 365 days a year.
Sun-Thurs 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-12 midnight

SpaceBase Gift Shop
SpaceBase is located in the Space Needle Pavilion (at the base of the Space Needle). Shop for Seattle souvenirs, clothing and more.
Open 365 days a year.

The Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

Fun Off-Site Event Location
Host a VIP Reception at the Space Needle's SkyLine Level for a truly memorable event.

More Info / Ticket Admission
Space Needle
206-905-2100
800-937-9582


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