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Seattle Center

star-4.5
511 Reviews
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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Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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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.
star-5
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.
star-5
Definitely worth it
klmdirect, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Jeff showed us so much more than what was listed in the description! He created a family-like environment on our bus. It was an extremely comfortable and informative 3 hours!
star-5
Great experience!
Christy_B, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
One of the best tours we have done! Definitely worth the money! We really enjoyed our afternoon and learned a lot!
star-5
Great tour
MableClarann_K, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and gave a wonderful tour of Seattle's best viewing sites. Would recommend this tour
star-5
Amazing views
Cristian_C, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
We loved our tour. We had a good group of people in the best and went to go see some amazing places. If this is your first time visiting Seattle we highly recommend this tour
star-4
Beautiful day in Seattle
Chris_C, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
It was nice to be picked up and dropped off at convenient locations and the city was lovely. The guide (Marsha) was great but the traffic held us up and we didn’t get to see all we wanted. Not her fault but disappointed.
star-5
Educational and fun
Holly_D, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
We loved our tour so much. It was very educational and our tour guide was amazing. We didn’t end up seeing everything we wanted to because there was a big traffic jam but we still made the best of it.
star-5
we all had the best time. we enjoyed seeing so much of Seattle.
Sitarima, May 2021
Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Everything was wonderful 👏. Brian was very friendly , polite, knowledgeable and very very professional. Brian made our day the best ever. I would like to have him as a tour guider soon .
star-5
Seattle tour a treat.
kzielinski67, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
We had a great guide, Ken. He was friendly and well informed about the sites and best places for pictures. I am always pleased with Viator tours.
star-5
Tyler was terrific
Joey_S, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Only thing wife said was last 15 min need better schtick or explanation of going thru the neighborhoods....it felt like a real estate market seminar.....again Tyler was TERRIFIC!!!!
star-5
Great City Overview Tour
Carmen_H, Jul 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Great tour! Good overview of the city. Jeff was friendly, polite and very informative and knowledgeable about the city's history and key spots. If I come back to Seattle, I would take this tour again as a review before I planned out my itinerary. I reccomend this tour for any first time visitor.

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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