Visit Seattle’s most notable landmark.
The Space Needle is a uniquely structured observation tower in Seattle, Washington. It is considered to be an icon of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and was designated as a historical landmark of Seattle in 1999. The Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, which brought almost two and a half million visitors. It is 605 feet tall and 138 feet wide. Engineers designed it with fortifications against high winds, major earthquakes, and lightning. The 520-foot high observation deck is accessible by a 41-second elevator ride. This deck provides amazing panoramic views of the Seattle skyline, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay, and various islands in Puget Sound.
The Space Needle is open daily from 12 pm to 5 pm Monday through Wednesday, 12 pm to 7 pm Thursday and Friday and from 11 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday. There is parking available on-site for an hourly rate. Admission for the Space Needle is $35 for ages 13-64, $30 for ages 65+ and $26 for ages 5-12. If you're in Seattle, this is an attraction that is worth your time.