Sky View Observatory

Currently Closed
  • 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

Sky View Observatory - Review

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.

Do visit 3 Weeks USA Itinerary and 15 Days USA Itinerary to Explore USA in a well planned way

Make use of Seattle trip planner to get suggested time to see and visit this Sky View Observatory.

Sky View Observatory Information

  • Check out the cafe.
  • Handicapped accessible.

Sky View Observatory Ticket Prices

  • 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 Hours

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

How To reach Sky View Observatory by Public Transport

  • 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

Restaurants Near Sky View Observatory

  • Starbucks
  • Pappazi Pizza
  • Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery
  • Basil Box

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Seattle before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Seattle and book an accommodation of your choice.

TripHobo Highlights for Sky View Observatory

  • 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
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Plan a Trip to Sky View Observatory using our free Seattle Trip Planner
  • Explore Seattle itineraries created by fellow travellers
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch

Things to Know Before Visiting Sky View Observatory

  • 93.43% 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

Sky View Observatory Trips

Sky View Observatory, Seattle Reviews

  • 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.

  • On a clear day it's a beautiful view. Some-what over priced. Parking is difficult and over the top crazy. Menu at snack bar very limited, and they say no outside food allowed. So stop and get yourself something to eat. And they no longer allowed to to go and return on the same day. So you can enjoy the daytime view and return for a spectacular evening sunset. So... park somewhere else, smuggle in some snacks and enjoy it late in afternoon/sunset,with a glass of wine.

  • 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!

  • If you want to enjoy a relaxing peace, come to the 73rd floor. As of this writing, there are few other places this high off the ground in Seattle. You get magnificent views of the whole of Seattle and surrounding areas. There's also a drinks bar with some light dining available. It's a bit pricey, but worthwhile.

  • Twice as tall as the Space Needle. Cheaper. No lines. Great views. Need I say more? I visited around sunset and it was beautiful. There are interactive tablets that show you information about various places that you can see. It was great to be able to identify various places and learn more about them. It was hazy from wildfires so I could see all the mountains but it was nice to have pictures showing what they look like on a clear day. They have a little cafe at the top for drinks or snacks as well as people to answer any questions about what you're looking at.

Read all reviews
Attractions near Sky View Observatory