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Sky View Observatory

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Best spot for NYE

We went here for their NYE celebration. I can't imagine a better place to see the fireworks! Its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
prncess4x4
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Sunnyvale, California
Great view and staff! Definitely worth the price

Breathtaking 360 degree view of Seattle! Went on a Wednesday afternoon and found it to be less... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janet O
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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for their NYE celebration. I can't imagine a better place to see the fireworks! Its the tallest building in Seattle with a great view of the Space Needle where the fireworks were set off. Entrance included meat/cheese plates, fruit and other appetizers,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking 360 degree view of Seattle! Went on a Wednesday afternoon and found it to be less crowded and better view than the Space Needle. Unlimited time which was great. Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Definitely worth the price!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to spend your time for any season or weather. This is a place that the picture changes every moment so be ready with your camera to snap all the photos! If you come during Christmas they have a real life Santa...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

IF you go to Seattle, you have to consider going up to the space needle for lunch, Rather than pay to ride to the top, consider making a reservation for lunch. That way you can spend an hour rotating around the top of the city...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Giovanni D
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Columbia Tower is a tall but completely anonymous black skyscraper that most of the locals don't seem to know about. Yet this 360-degree sky deck offers by far the best view of the city and surrounding areas on a clear day, it's much taller than...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jrh825
Reviewed 28 November 2018

The observation deck provides excellent view of Seattle city and far beyond. The highest building in the city, Much cheaper than the Space Needle, and probably better views too. We paid $30 for a morning and evening trip up the town and still $5 cheaper...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 25 November 2018

When I learned this observatory deck was hundreds of feet taller than the Space Needle, I knew where I wanted to visit. No regrets! Beautiful 360 degree views of Seattle and surrounding area. You literally look down on the Space Needle from this location! They...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ron H
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Kind of feels like you’re visiting an office with a nice view - there is no cafe/ restaurant/ bar. Beautiful panoramic views of the Space Needle and Seattle. I believe you get a ticket to re-enter at a later time (same day), which may be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank VictoriaL984
Reviewed 14 November 2018

It's cool to say you were at the highest viewpoint in the North west for sure, and the view is impressive. But it's just the view; currently there aren't any restaurants or bars up there (although one in the making) and feels pretty corporate. You...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank helenCPL
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This has to be the best view of Seattle hands down. Sure the view from the Space Needle is pretty cool, but from this building you get a really nice view of the Needle itself. You also get to see the beautiful mountain ranges around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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simple02
22 October 2018|
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Response from SkyViewObservatory | Property representative |
Yes, we're happy to change the date on the tickets within 12 months of the original purchase. Your friends will also need to contact us before the date on the ticket--so when you're buying their tickets, we recommend... More
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6 August 2018|
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Hi there! I work box office there, so I wanted to let you know that starting on 9/4/2018, we will be closing at 8pm instead of the summer closing time of 10pm. Because the last elevator goes up one hour before closing, this... More
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8 July 2018|
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Response from 273kevinf | Reviewed this property |
It was a standard ticket but it might have been the time of year, mid-June that we were there. At that time, you could only purchase in person, online purchase was not yet available. I’m guessing with the lower tourist... More
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