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Seattle Center

star-4.5
615 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

star-5
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.
star-5
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
Seattle overview
Virginia_R, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Wonderful tour of Seattle. Jeff was very knowledgeable, respectful of our time and made everyone feel comfortable. He was even happy to drop each person at their favorite spot at the end and provide ideas for other tours to take.
star-5
Informative. We would do it again.
cathleenrouze, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The driver/tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We saw many things that we wouldn’t have been able to see on our own.
star-5
Tour of Seattle was excellent!
Diana_D, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour leader was an amazing wealth of knowledge about Seattle. I learned so much. Very pleasant experience!
star-5
Nice informative tour
Anthony_W, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The tour guide, Marcia was very knowledgeable and had so much information about the Seattle past history, the area, places to see and go.
star-5
Well spent $$$$
David_B, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Brian, our guide was very knowledgeable and had a very good memory. Liked the size of group. Well organized.
star-5
Excellent Intro to Seattle
Zeek_A, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Tour guide (Avery) was fast-paced, knowledgeable and hilarious. Lots of fun and perfect tour to kick off our weekend in town as we were able to make note of spots and locations we can come back to later and spend more time.
star-5
Must do in Seattle
Jamie_H, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Fantastic tour! Our guide, Amy was very knowledgeable! We saw all the top places. It’s too bad that Seattle has such a litter problem however.
star-5
Seattle tour
Joyce_S, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Ken Kdid a great job driving and showing us Seattle, thanks! It was very enjoyable would book again —————————————————————-
star-5
Fantastic tour
Debra-C, Sep 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
This was a great tour! Amy is extremely knowledgeable about the city and it’s history. She was very accommodating and a good driver. I would definitely do this tour if new to the city. It was well worth the money.

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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