Sky View Observatory

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  • 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

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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  • 92.86% 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
  • Worth your 20 bucks. Come here instead of the ferries wheel or the Space Neddle. Amazing sights, unlimited time up here and amazing angles to take your photos. It's cozy and comfortable. On a Monday, it was also very quiet. The perfect experience. BONUS: they've gotten drinks at an okay price, but with a 5$ refill.

  • Good views of the area but especially the distant landscape. The downtown Seattle area is too close to really enjoy from this vantage. Still, viewing the city from here gives a new perspective on Seattle. I prefer the view from the Space Needle....but that is just my personal preference.

  • 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!

  • Perfect place to see the city! A local told me about this building and said if I was considering going up the Space Needle I should also consider this building too. I enjoyed the view, and definitely would recommend both towers. You see a bit more here than you do with the Spade Needle.

  • Great 360 view. I went early and was able to go back in the evening to watch the sun go down, the ticket is an all day ticket. There is a gift shop and a bar to have drinks and snacks. Inexpensive

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