Sky View Observatory

Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
  • Address: 701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2063865564
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Observatory, Family And Kids

From the 73rd floor of the Columbia Centre building, at 900 feet above the ground, this 360 degree observatory is the highest viewpoint west of the Mississippi. The view is incredible enough in the day time, but at sunset and at night there are few words to describe how utterly breathtaking the view its. You don't just get to see the city. Mount Ranier, Lake Washington, the Cascade Mountains, Elliot Bay and the Space Needle are all part of this extravagant sight. It is universally agreed that the view here is better than the one you get at the Space Needle. Part of the reason for that is the lack of crowds.

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  • Check out the cafe.
  • Handicapped accessible.

  • Children (6–12 years): $9
  • Students and Military with ID: $9
  • Seniors (of 55+): $9
  • Annual Membership: $95
  • For group visit: check the official website

  • Sky View Observatory is closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day.

  • Buses 111, 114, 212, 214 ,216 ,217 ,218, 219, 402 ,405, 410, 412, 413 ,415 ,416 ,417 ,421 ,422, 424, 425, 435, 510, 511, 512, 513, 550 ,554, 590, 594, 595 stop 4th Ave & Cherry St
  • Bus 12 stop Marion St & 4th Ave
  • LINK and Buses 41, 74, 101, 102, 106, 150, 255, 550 stop Pioneer Square Station

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  • Sky View Observatory Address: 701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
  • Sky View Observatory Contact Number: +1-2063865564
  • Sky View Observatory Timing: 08:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sky View Observatory Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Sky View Observatory(preferred time): 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sky View Observatory: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 93.29% of people who visit Seattle include Sky View Observatory in their plan

  • 51.79% of people start their Sky View Observatory visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sky View Observatory

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

92.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sky View Observatory

People normally club together Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Discovery Park while planning their visit to Sky View Observatory.

People also prefer to start their day with Sky View Observatory.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Very nice. If you are a student, bring your student ID because you will get a discount. One of the ting that I'm impress is that the glass on 73rd floor is not dirty. I got a very pretty picture without any blurry spot. (It will be kind of a bummer if you want to take a picture through glass and the glass is a mess) There are a cafe up there and it tasted great!

  • Great alternative to the Space Needle. We arrived near opening on a Saturday and there was almost nobody there. The views are unsurprisingly fantastic, the place was calmer and less touristy (except for the obligatory green screen photo). There is a nice cafe that serves pretty good food with a bar. We actually were able to just sit, eat, and enjoy the view. Much more relaxed vibe than the Needle.

  • The SkyView Observatory offers 360-degrees walk around view of the Pacific Northwest and especially of Seattle. When you go in, they will ask you to pose for pictures which you can buy later. We did and it was fun, because one put us on a background as if we were pointing to Bigfoot in the forest. This is truly worth the cost of admission. I've been to the Space Needle many times, before it was remodelled and this is way better. there is a full service bar with food. Since parking is free on Sunday, that was easy. There are also many garages right there for parking. The staff members were really nice. There is a limited selection of memorabilia available to buy.

  • Absolutely breath taking. Really happy with the weather. It felt like floating on a cloud. There was a chap called Al who was very helpful and knowledgeable which added to the experience. Also it was great to have a Rainier beer while looking at the mountain.

  • This place has to be the most underrated place in Seattle! Don't bother going and braving the lines at the space needle! The view here is unreal and you can get food/drinks on the top and walk freely 360° around the 73 floor. The food was really good and wasn't priced to high considering where you are. On your days you can see Mount Rainier and Mount Baker!

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