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Seattle Center

Seattle Center

305 Harrison St., Seattle, Washington, 98109

The Basics

So much is happening in Seattle Center that it would be almost impossible to miss on a trip to the city. Just about every Seattle sightseeing tour stops at the iconic Space Needle (once the tallest building west of the Mississippi), along with other notable attractions and features such as Pike Place Market, Elliott Bay, and Pioneer Square. Admission to many Seattle Center attractions—the Space Needle and Pacific Science Center among them—is included with the Seattle CityPass.

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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour
Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour
star-4.5
$109.00 per adult
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Seattle precruise
Tom was an excellent tour guide. He had lots of information and he gave us a narrative of what we were viewing. Tom was very helpful and pleasant.
Patti_J, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

star-5
The bus was clean. Audio...
Roberta_C, Aug 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
The bus was clean. Audio guide was clear to listen to and very informative. The bus stopped at most of the attractions and was a great way to get around the city.
star-5
Excellent tour
Cynthia_P, May 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Tour guide was most engaging and shared much local knowledge. I feel I saw much of Seattle, and the guide shared much of post COVID reality of downtown. Highly recommend this tour
star-5
Wonderful tour & tour guide!
Gwen_M, Mar 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone the bus was neat and clean our tour guide share a wealth of information very very informative!
star-5
I got on the wheel at the...
Janiece_B, Aug 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
I got on the wheel at the port. I could not believe it LOL Seatlle history, and I also got my step in
star-4
Sufficient overview
Melanie_C, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Lots of interesting information shared by the driver. Great overview of Seattle, especially if you’re short of time. Only a couple of opportunities to get off to take photos though; mostly just driving past everything.
star-5
My favorite parts were...
Kathy_A, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
My favorite parts were seeing the city skyline and the beautiful views. Also learning the history of the city.
star-4
Good time, but overpriced
John_T, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
We had a good time and our driver was pleasant and funny. I personally feel this was overpriced for what you get, but if the market/demand pushes the pricing here - then it is what it is.
star-4
Lots of info
CAROLE_S, Aug 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Good bus route with plenty to see and an English commentary to give you information. However there did not seem to any access to commentary in any other language. Also I think there could be more busses as 35-40 -minutes between busses does seem a long time.
star-5
Great Seattle Experience
missmingandme, Jul 2022
Private 2.5-Hour Seattle City Tour
Fantastic overview of Seattle. Andres was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He really wanted us to enjoy the experience and we totally loved every minute.
star-5
Well worth the time & money
Alice_K, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour guide (Alandra) did an amazing job. The points of interest that they showed us were so interesting. We were given breaks along the way for photo stops, etc. It’s nice when they are from the city and are well versed in the history of the city.
star-5
Must Do
Holly_G, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Jeff was a great tour guide. You see so many great sights and he such interesting stories about all if them. Highly highly recommend to anyone coming to Seattle.
star-5
City
Deborah_C, Jul 2022
City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Seeing the city and the sights. Enjoyed the informative audio about the different areas and building.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Seattle Center is a must-visit for all first-time visitors.

  • Pick out what you want to see before you go; there’s a ton to do here, and some attractions are far apart.

  • Most facilities within Seattle Center are wheelchair accessible.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the center.

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How to Get There

Located in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood, just north of Belltown, the Seattle Center is easily accessible by public transportation: 15 different metro bus routes lead here, and the Seattle Center Monorail runs from downtown. For drivers, there are three nearby parking garages.

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When to Get There

There’s not really a bad time to visit Seattle Center, though it’s a good idea to visit both during the day and after dark to get a comprehensive feel for this hub of activity. Over Labor Day weekend, the Seattle Center hosts the huge and internationally popular Bumbershoot festival, featuring thousands of performers and artists. There’s almost always something going on at Seattle Center, so check the event calendar before your trip.

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Seattle Space Needle

The Space Needle easily ranks as Seattle’s most famous landmark and the most visited attraction within Seattle Center. While it’s visible from throughout the city, you haven’t really seen this landmark until you’ve visited the observation deck 520 feet (158 meters) above Emerald City. From the top, the 360-degree view takes in the Elliott Bay waterfront, the lights of downtown, and even majestic Mount Rainier in the background.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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