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Smith Tower

Open Now: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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The Legends of Smith Tower - Observatory Access - Adult Ticket
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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
The Legends of Smith Tower - Observatory Access - Adult Ticket
From USD 19.00*
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Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new exhibits that take you on a journey through the past one hundred years. Make your way to the top of the tower for an amazing vantage point from the Observatory, including an...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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500 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2336
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another highlight of our vacation in Seattle. Teaming with history an architectural beauty built in 1914. A fun interactive self-guided tour leads you through time on your way to the ornate Otis Elevator where a lift operator takes tourists to the observation deck and bar/restaurant....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Denver_Lass
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some time to kill in Seattle before heading to airport, so we stopped off at the Smith Tower to check out the observation deck. This building used to be the "tallest building in the US outside of New York City" at a whopping 46...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a suggestion to go here as a 'less crowded alternative' to the Space Needle and man, it did not disappoint! Great views; nice people; a great history tour before you get to the top ... and the restaurant/bar is also awesome! A pleasant,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank angelac420
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked by it a few times last week, and really thought it stood up, but nothing very special. Unique design, ok building.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SteveRainville99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth going up? yes! Definitely the best view of Seattle that we got while we were in town. There's also a restaurant/a bar which is perfect so after having been on the observation deck you can sip a drink and enjoy the view!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank taylor602
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tower is lovely, has a small museum you can check-out before going up to the 35th floor to the observation deck. The observation deck has a restaurant where you can get a nice drink and some food while eyeballing the mountains or downtown Seattle....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank drakoneee
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, Thank you for visiting us at Seattle's original skyscraper! We are so happy knowing you had a great time with us and that your visit was better than expected. We also appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience here and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I went up to the observation deck at Smith Tower recently. What a view of Seattle and Puget Sound! Even though the breeze was chilly, it was worth it! We ate dinner in the restaurant after we had our fill of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LoisM831
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, Thank you for visiting us at the iconic Smith Tower! It has been rather chilly lately, but thank goodness Spring is just around the corner! We are so happy knowing you enjoyed your visit and that you had a delicious impossible burger, I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Combining a history museum with a view. Take the lift to 35th floor, bar and snacks whilst taking in the magnificent views of Seattle. It was cloudy and drizzling and the lights were still great.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Travelgirl0123
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for visiting us at Seattle's original skyscraper! We are so happy knowing you had a wonderful time with us from start to finish. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience and share it with everyone here...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great cocktails and views (weather permitting) from the speakeasy. Be advised on the charge to ride the elevator however.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ken R
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ken, Thank you for visiting us at the iconic Smith Tower! We are delighted to hear that you had a spectacular time with us at the Observatory bar and enjoyed the views and cocktails. If you're a local, a way to bypass the entrance...More

Reviewed 22 January 2019

Went to the Smith Tower for the first time on 1/15 for lunch and it was amazing! The view is exceptional, a mini museum downstairs and a delightful elevator operator Joe who was so informative with a wonderful sense of humor. Delicious lunch too!More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Prudence N
MarissaB708, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

Hello Prudence, Thank you so much for the wonderful rating and the awesome review! We are delighted to know you enjoyed your visit with us from bottom to top and everywhere in between. I will be sure to let Joe know of your kind words...More

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ggoins1004
8 February 2019|
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Response from sfzak | Reviewed this property |
yes, the tour is really designed for kids.
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Ericka G
15 August 2018|
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Response from kara_mae_k | Reviewed this property |
From any of the overlooks on the water way. Walk towards the ocean, when you get there turn right. Or left. Either way is the correct way. You will find a viewing place in short order. Stop and look east.
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