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Seattle Center

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380 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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Three hour Bus Tour
Julie_P, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
This was an excellent tour and our tour guide Jeff was particularly wonderful and knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Seattle area.
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Fun
Jonathan_N, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The trip was definitely fun. Tyler was great and made sure everyone and their needs are accommodated.
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Totally worth it
Margarita_L, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Jeff is a wonderful guide he knows but the city and accommodates your needs, he recommend additional places
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Good tour!
J-Dawg, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Thought it gave a good lay of the land. Saw the main spots in Seattle - proper. A good way to see the city
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3 hours well spent
Janet_G, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our guide (Kenneth) was EXCELLENT. He took us to several areas that we would have never explored on our own. He had lots of interesting insights that he shared. He made all those on the tour comfortable. We had a really good time.
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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 .
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Great
Laurie_L, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Excellent! Enjoyed it greatly! Super fun and full of knowledge. It keeps saying I must write more but I don’t want to - it’s usually at this point I abandon the review! Don’t do that to people!
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Book this tour, you will live it.
Melissa_P, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Jeff was an amazing, knowledgable, and entertaining guide. His personal spin on the trip was exceptional. Loved this tour.
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Great tour
Mark_F, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
My daughter and I enjoyed this tour very much. Jeff was a very knowledgeable tour guide and knew the city well; he made the tour fun. On a few occasions we were able to get out and walk around, stretch our legs, get coffee and use the restroom.
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Very very good tour!
dianamok, Jan 2020
Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our guide Tyler was excellent, very knowledgeable and very hospitable! The tour was excellent and he even drop back our hat which we left behind in the car back to our hotel!
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Great 3 hour tour
Berny_D, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour guide Ken was very knowledgable and fun. Memorable parts were view if city, troll under bridge, Pike market and water homes.
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Informative and fun
GPA, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Houseboats Overlook of city Neighborhoods Ken lead an excellent tour very knowledgeable of the whole area

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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