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Sky View Observatory

701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104-7097
+1 206-386-5564
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Must see gem

I only discovered the Sky View Observatory about 5 years ago, but it is a must see location every... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Cheaper than Space Needle

First time visitor to Seattle. Tallest building in the city. No tours, just signs posted... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ontario, Canada
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701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104-7097
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only discovered the Sky View Observatory about 5 years ago, but it is a must see location every time I’m in Seattle now. The observatory is on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Tower, the tallest building in Seattle. Although it may not be...More

2  Thank GreatDarkWonder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visitor to Seattle. Tallest building in the city. No tours, just signs posted throughout observatory. Limited seating available Has some views of the city. Disappointed with the lack of lighting in city and buildings in the evening, including the Space Needle. Ticket price...More

Thank sandra98walter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Seattle for a few days and wanted a nice view of the city. This was the place to go to get that beautiful night view. Unfortunately, we got there right before it closed, so we only had about 20 to 30 minutes...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Space Needle was under reno's so we decided to take my parents here and would highly recommend. I thought the views were incredible and it was a lot less busy then the Space needle and much more comfortable. Good value and you can buy...More

Thank dkm101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a good location to view the whole Seattle. The price is OK and recommend to get there around 6pm. This place is closed at 8pm

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended to try this tower and was very impressed. Staggering views of the city and further out. Coffee shop on site too. Highly recommended to get a good view of the area.

1  Thank robbmat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was suspicious about the value of visiting the observatory but am so glad we did it! We spent 30 minutes slowly walking around the 365 degree view, reveling in the fabulous views of mountains, lakes, neighborhoods, topography, near-by communities. So fun, really reccommend this...More

1  Thank WeBike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had meant to get there a little earlier, but still made it when it went from light to dark. The bummer about being there after dark are all the lights inside. Go while it is light!

2  Thank wellwhateverfor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had fabulous weather and the views were amazing including the Cascade mountains and even Mount Rainier which was stunning.

1  Thank Cathy Y
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Gorgeous 360 degree view - able to see Mount Rainer and Mount Baker. Nice that you purchase a ticket and it last the whole day so you can come back for sunset views.

2  Thank silviaponce778
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Meredith R
12 January 2018|
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Response from JAMC7 | Reviewed this property |
Can only reiterate the other responses. The café was informal and average and bathrooms just the standard sort. Wonder if you're got it mixed up with somewhere else?
8 August 2017|
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Response from Heatherh57 | Reviewed this property |
We were using public transport while in Seattle so unfortunately I'm unable to answer your question.
31 August 2016|
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Response from Gypseycat | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday morning and it was not crowded. Great views!