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Seattle Center

Seattle Center

305 Harrison St., Seattle, Washington, 98109

The Basics

So much is happening in Seattle Center that it would be almost impossible to miss on a trip to the city. Just about every Seattle sightseeing tour stops at the iconic Space Needle (once the tallest building west of the Mississippi), along with other notable attractions and features such as Pike Place Market, Elliott Bay, and Pioneer Square. Admission to many Seattle Center attractions—the Space Needle and Pacific Science Center among them—is included with the Seattle CityPass.

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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
$89.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Tour Guide
Damon was an outstanding tour guide. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Portland area. Highly recommend
Bradley_H, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

star-5
Excellent tour
Cynthia_P, May 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Tour guide was most engaging and shared much local knowledge. I feel I saw much of Seattle, and the guide shared much of post COVID reality of downtown. Highly recommend this tour
star-5
Wonderful tour & tour guide!
Gwen_M, Mar 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone the bus was neat and clean our tour guide share a wealth of information very very informative!
star-5
Seattle Tour
Francis_M, May 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Going past the water front and all the historic sites. Getting off to explore Pike’s Market and the surrounding area. Better prices further away from the Market. Excellent clam chowder bread bowl at Lowell’s in the Market.
star-5
Seattle Christmas
sohaila_s, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
My sister and I visited Seattle. From Santa Fe and San Francisco. We enjoyed Seattle city architecture, food, friendly people and cleanliness. We were very fortunate to have this experience.
star-5
Great ride.
John_S, May 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Driver Greco was entertaining and full of Seattle's history. Helpful on other interesting sites for visting.
star-5
Great Tour Guide
Bradley_H, May 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Damon was an outstanding tour guide. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Portland area. Highly recommend
star-5
Money well spent!
Warren_V, May 2022
Private 2.5-Hour Seattle City Tour
Bryan was awesome. He was so knowledgeable and informative. In 2.5 hours, my wife and I feel like we have a good handle on Seattle.
star-5
Great tour overall
John_H, May 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Ken was an excellent tour guide and driver- very knowledgeable about Seattle and Washington overall. Would highly recommend him to family and friends.
star-4
Nice trip
Brian_R, May 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Good overview of the city. Had no trouble hearing the talk over the speakers. Ticketing and bus driving people were friendly and helpful.
star-5
Must do when visiting Seattle!!!
the5regans, May 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Mark was an exceptional tour guide. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area. he catered to the audience and would stop and do whatever we would like. we really feel like during this three hour trip that we saw the entire city of Seattle.
star-4
Great Tour when you have little time to explore
Barbara_P, May 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Great tour - Jeff was very knowledgeable and answered any questions that people had. Stop at Starbucks HQ was cool.
star-5
Pleasant way to navigate Seattle on a cold rainy day
MaryEllen_K, May 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
The tour guide was friendly and informative. Remembered names of all the people. I would recommend this .

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Seattle Center is a must-visit for all first-time visitors.

  • Pick out what you want to see before you go; there’s a ton to do here, and some attractions are far apart.

  • Most facilities within Seattle Center are wheelchair accessible.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the center.

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How to Get There

Located in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood, just north of Belltown, the Seattle Center is easily accessible by public transportation: 15 different metro bus routes lead here, and the Seattle Center Monorail runs from downtown. For drivers, there are three nearby parking garages.

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When to Get There

There’s not really a bad time to visit Seattle Center, though it’s a good idea to visit both during the day and after dark to get a comprehensive feel for this hub of activity. Over Labor Day weekend, the Seattle Center hosts the huge and internationally popular Bumbershoot festival, featuring thousands of performers and artists. There’s almost always something going on at Seattle Center, so check the event calendar before your trip.

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Seattle Space Needle

The Space Needle easily ranks as Seattle’s most famous landmark and the most visited attraction within Seattle Center. While it’s visible from throughout the city, you haven’t really seen this landmark until you’ve visited the observation deck 520 feet (158 meters) above Emerald City. From the top, the 360-degree view takes in the Elliott Bay waterfront, the lights of downtown, and even majestic Mount Rainier in the background.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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