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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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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour
Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour
$104.00 per adult
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Your guide Charles was great! He was extremely knowledgeable about sites in Seattle. Impressed by his presentation anod driving skill.
Thomas_V, Sep 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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Time and money well spent on this tour!!!
ASHLEY_R, Aug 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour guide was excellent. She was literally an encyclopedia of knowledge about Seattle, and was interested in sharing it with us. The ride was clean, comfortable, and felt safe (everyone wore their masks). Also, very pleased with the company Viator because they were able to give us a refund on a cancellation after a member of our party was unable to make it.
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
Jennifer_G, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
**HIGHLY RECOMMENDED** This was our first tour of this type. It was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Just me and my 16 yo, and he, surprisingly, enjoyed every minute. The shuttle bus was very roomy, clean and comfortable. Our tour guide was awesome: extremely knowlegable on Seattle and all of its locations and history. I will certainly participate in this tour within the first few days of arrival on any future trip so that Ican decide which areas of the city I'll want to explore deeper.
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Great way to start a trip to Seattle
Matthew_H, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Tyler was a Great tour guide. Pick up was on time. Bus was clean and comfortable. Lots of room. Perfect way to start our trip to Seattle.
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Great Experience! Awesome Guide!
Isaac_O, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Awesome adventure around the city. Jeff, our guide, was knowledgeable and friendly. This is a must do if it’s your first time in the city. You get a better idea where many of the attractions are located. We went back to the Queen area to explore it further after this tour.
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Premier Seattle tour
ELLEN_W, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Ken did a great job sharing his wealth of knowledge of the Seattle area! This was our first trip to Seattle and we learned a lot about this beautiful city.
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Hawaiian tourists
James_G, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour guide Mark was exceptional and gave a detailed overview of historical events to current day living. Visiting the iconic areas and neighborhoods gave us great ideas of the places to spend more time being a tourist. Aloha
star-4
Tour Guide very Knowledgeable
Jeff_F, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
We had a nice tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided excellent suggestions. Tour covered a variety of city highlights. We went to nice viewpoints.
star-5
Great tour!!
Francisco_D, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Jeff was very knowledgeable , friendly and funny. Had a great time on this tour, will definitely recommend
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First Seattle Experience
Abisai_O, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
This is a perfect way to explore the city if it’s your first time on Seattle, WA. You get to see a whole bunch of interesting parts around the city that I wouldn’t have thought to visit on my own.
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Fun Overview of Seattle
Karla_V, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Good way to see the city! We stayed downtown without a car, and this was the perfect way to get around and see a little bit of everything. We were picked up at the Hyatt Regency, then traveled around with 3 hop off points. We enjoyed seeing the locks and the city overlook. Great, informative tour guide! Highly recommend!
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Great overview
Amy_B, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
I was traveling with my daughter to assess whether she wanted to go to the UDub. This was the perfect tour to acquaint us with Seattle. It gave us a good overview and ideas of areas we’d like to explore more.
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What a delight!!
sue48114, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Amy was delightful! She had a wide range of knowledge about all things Seattle, she was flexible and her songs were so enjoyable!!

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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