Sky View Observatory, Seattle

Sky View Observatory - A Quick Overview


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

Phone: +1-2063865564

Ticket Price: 15 USD

Show on map

Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

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

Currently Closed

Added 55K times in trip plans

View Point, Observatory, Family And Kids

Connect cities to make your trip plan using the traveling journey planner

Are you associated with this business? Get in touch

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.

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 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

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.

Sky View Observatory, Seattle Reviews

  • 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.

Read all reviews

Find places near Sky View Observatory, Seattle

  • Automated ATM Solutions, ATM 403 NW Tracy Ave
    2.035 km away
  • ATM 3600 Chico Way NW
    2.211 km away
  • ATM 5010 May St NW
    2.086 km away
  • ATM 403 N W Tracy
    2.039 km away
  • ATM 2171 Erlands Point Rd NW
    2.152 km away
  • ATM 3885 NW Golf Club Hill Rd
    2.204 km away
View On Map
  • Mus, Carol K 1 Boone Rd
    1.431 km away
  • Tami L. Sargent, R.Ph. 1 Boone Rd
    1.448 km away
  • Kevin Cook 1 Boone Rd
    1.45 km away
  • Purser, Delynn G 1 Boone Rd
    1.45 km away
  • Jarrell, Donald J 1 Boone Rd
    1.454 km away
  • Hau Dang, R.Ph. 1 Boone Rd
    1.441 km away
View On Map
  • Tracyton Public House 403 NW Tracy Ave
    2.039 km away
  • 19th Hole Bar & Grill 2171 Erlands Point Rd NW
    2.105 km away
  • Stoddy's Bar & Grill 3050 Northlake Way NW
    2.758 km away
  • Arena Sports Bar & Grille 109 Olding Rd
    2.434 km away
  • Horse & Cow Bar & Grill 3050 Northlake Way NW
    2.747 km away
View On Map
  • Kellys 19th Hole 2171 Erlands Point Rd NW
    2.127 km away
  • 19th Hole Tavern 2171 Erlands Point Rd NW
    2.138 km away
View On Map
  • Sugar Shack 3588 Chico Way NW
    2.172 km away
  • Simply Sublime Espresso 5255 Chico Way NW
    2.255 km away
  • Chico Coffee 5255 Chico Way NW
    2.256 km away
View On Map
  • Tracyton Tavern 403 NW Tracy Ave
    2.037 km away
  • Bremerton's Finest Keep 3520 Erlands Point Rd NW
    0.603 km away
View On Map
  • Family Pancake House Management 109 Olding Rd
    2.503 km away
View On Map
  • All Fired Up BBQ Catering 3667 Chico Way NW
    2.214 km away
View On Map
  • Subway Boone Rd
    1.265 km away
View On Map
  • Fiesta Mexican Restaurant 2841 Erlands Point Rd NW
    1.294 km away
View On Map
  • Seabeck Pizza 3523 Chico Way NW
    2.292 km away
  • Stella's Pizza & Pasta 2717 Marine Dr
    1.731 km away
View On Map
  • Shell 3600 Chico Way NW
    2.177 km away
  • Texaco 5010 May St NW
    2.071 km away
  • Wholesale Fuel Supply 3600 Chico Way NW
    2.156 km away
View On Map