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Seattle Center Tours

Spread across 74 acres (30 hectares) in the heart of the city, Seattle Center was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and today houses many of the city’s top attractions. This is where you’ll find the Space Needle, International Fountain, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture, and Seattle Children’s Museum.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure, Seattle, null
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Turn Seattle into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Pre-Cruise Seattle Sightseeing Tour, Seattle, City Tours
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Pre-Cruise Seattle Sightseeing Tour

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Begin your Alaskan cruise adventure on this award-winning tour, where your professional, friendly guides whisk you away for a comprehensive 3-hour overview of ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Seattle CityPASS, Seattle, Ports of Call Tours
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Seattle CityPASS

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Get the Seattle CityPASS, the best deal in the Emerald City. Your Seattle CityPASS gives you tickets to Seattle's premier attractions including the Space ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: Flexible

From USD $89.00
Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market, Seattle, ... 
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

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Not sure what to see in Seattle? Take the stress out of sightseeing on this 6-hour tour, which covers 50 miles (80 kilometers) of downtown Seattle and the ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.00
Seattle Combo Tour: City Tour, Pike Place Market and Boeing Factory, Seattle, City Tours
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Seattle Combo Tour: City Tour, Pike Place Market and Boeing Factory

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See Seattle’s essential sights in one fun, busy day on this 9-hour adventure that includes a city tour, time at Pike Place Market and a trip to the Boeing ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
Morning 3-Hour Seattle City Tour, Seattle, City Tours
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Morning 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Get an overview of the major attractions and highlights of Seattle on a three hour tour in a comfortable motor coach with no more than 14 guests. Fun, ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.98
Boeing Factory Tour from Seattle, Seattle, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Boeing Factory Tour from Seattle

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If you're amazed by flying and airplanes, this is an essential experience! Tour the factory where they build and test the famous Boeing aircraft, the world's ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Seattle Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Sightseeing City Tour, Seattle, Half-day Tours
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Sightseeing City Tour

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Making a short stop in Seattle before embarking on a cruise? Take this three-hour pre-cruise tour of Seattle and discover the best of the beautiful Emerald ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

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