Sky View Observatory, Seattle

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Address: 701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

Phone: +1-2063865564

Ticket Price: 15 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

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About Sky View Observatory, Seattle

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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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 Opening and Closing 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

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Sky View Observatory, Seattle Reviews

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  • Great place to visit and see Seattle. You walk in and get tickets from the lobby then follow and elevator to the 49th floor then another elevator up to the 73rd floor. Very big open space at the top. Went around 5pm on a Sunday and was not crowded at all. There are seats and high chairs you can sit on, and around the deck there are nice facts of Seattle. While it was a beautiful night view, the reflections and lights inside the space took some of the magic from pictures and observations. Would recommend going a tad bit earlier but it is worth it anytime!

  • Best place to get a good view of Seattle and its surroundings. It is much higher than Space Needle and the best part is that the same ticket allows you to come back later in the evening to watch sunset and city lights.

  • The best place to see Seattle from above. It's taller than the Space Needle and significantly cheaper. It's also never been crowded when I've gone. You get a magnificent view of Elliott Bay and South Lake Union, and on clear days you can see the Olympics and Mt. Rainier.

  • Great view. The place was empty and we had a great experience at the top of Seattle. Worth a visit.

  • Great attraction-1 of my favorite places to visit in Seattle. Awesome views of Seattle at almost 1000 feet high and one of the highest observation decks on West Coast of the USA (and unlike the Space Needle there is rarely a line to enter and somewhat less expensive than the Needle with good views of the Space Needle as a bonus). In my opinion, the best time is to go right before sunset so you can watch the city lights turn on and see Seattle both at day and night. Another tip- on occasion Groupon will have a good discount on entrance to the Sky View Observatory (check the Groupon site for Seattle) and you can get 2 tickets for 15 to 19$ total. A wine bar and snack bar are also at the top.

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