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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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Excellent view of Mt. Rainier!

My family (3 adults and a teenager) was hoping to go to the top of the Space Needle on a busy... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Ima P
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Boston, Massachusetts
Great views! Much higher then the Space Needle.

We decided to go to this observatory instead of the Space Needle. This is much higher, cheaper and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Diane N
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Mill Valley, United States
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701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104-7097
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

My family (3 adults and a teenager) was hoping to go to the top of the Space Needle on a busy August afternoon. The line was hours long, so we diverted to the Sky View Observatory. Best decision! There was no wait, it was much...More

Thank Ima P
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We decided to go to this observatory instead of the Space Needle. This is much higher, cheaper and much less crowded. If you don't want to wait in line at the Space Needle come here. Even if you want to do the Space Needle you...More

Thank Diane N
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Way higher than the space needle and much more affordable Too! 360 degree views of the city and great educational info around the exhibit.

1  Thank tiffany c
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

When you have a reservation to the restaurant, you bypass the long lines waiting to go to the top. There is a minimum to spend at the restaurant but, it's not much more than the cost of the elevator up for just the view. It's...More

3  Thank Robin C
Reviewed 26 August 2016

While I love the Space Needle, the view from the Observatory can't be beat (it includes). We went on a Wednesday in the middle of the day and there was no line and no crowd. We got lucky and got a glorious sunny Seattle day...More

2  Thank mauimom333
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We arrived at around 6pm and yes there was a queue but we waited...our time to go was 7:30pm, again you wait in line to get up, we finally were in the lift about 8:10 and did the up trip in the lift, bit scary...More

1  Thank barbara19532015
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Location was close to hotel Monaco so we walked. The view was beautiful. Price was fair for the view you saw. Would do this again when viaitiing.

Thank 3grandchildren1969
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I stopped by to visit the Skyview Observatory this past weekend and showed up at around 9:00pm on Saturday, August 20. When we first walked in, we were met by man who stepped in our way and gruffly said, "Can I help you guys?" When...More

Thank UniStudentCanada
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was something fun to do . It gives you a different look of Seattle and you can see the Space Needle . Then later go to the space needle and take a pic. of the Columbia tower. Check on line (groupon) we saved 50%...More

Thank paul m
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Best view of Seattle, no queue, much cheaper and less touristy than Space Needle. Food and drink available there and you can return anytime same day for one entry price so good to return at sunset.

1  Thank martincB942ET
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JuneK99
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!
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kmb3
27 August 2016|
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Response from avonsong | Reviewed this property |
$14.75 per person
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Merika S
28 June 2016|
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Response from pretblueye | Reviewed this property |
I used Groupon and bought 2 tickets at a discount of $18 for 2 people. Without the discount it is $14.75 per person
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