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Space Needle

92
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 11 publications
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Top 1% in Seattle About the TripExpert Score

11 expert recommendations

55

Afar Magazine

This "U.F.O. saucer on a stick" is an atomic age baby, dating back to the 1962 World's Fair. If you're lucky enough to catch the city's iconic symbol on a sunny day, take the 41-second... Full review →

68

Atlas Obscura

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.  Full review →

14

Concierge

This iconic Seattle structure was built for the 1962 World's Fair. At the time, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

6

Fodor's

Over 50 years old, Seattle's most iconic building is as quirky and beloved as ever. Full review →

1

Frommer's 33

Today the Space Needle is the quintessential symbol of Seattle, and at 520 feet above ground level, its observation deck provides superb views of the city and its surroundings. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

You might be from Alabama or Timbuktu, but your abiding image of Seattle will probably be of the Space Needle. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 54

The graceful metal tripod... with a revolving, saucer-like observation room and restaurant beneath its acme. Full review →

Panoramic views.
57

Not For Tourists

Like so many things in life, it's not as big as you'd expect. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

As New York has the Empire State Building and Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Seattle has the Space Needle. Full review →

59

Where

Seattle’s most familiar icon, the 605-foot Needle was built for the World’s Fair of 1962. Ride the elevator to the observation deck for a 360-degree view of the city, Elliott Bay and the... Full review →

19

Zagat

Iconic revolving eatery with local fare Full review →

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