Seattle Center Tours

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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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Address: 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
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Pre-Cruise Seattle Sightseeing Tour

Transfer from your airport hotel to the cruise terminal — and tour Seattle in between — on this 3-hour pre-cruise city tour. See Seattle's most popular attractions, including the Space Needle and the original Starbucks, on this fully narrated excursion that includes pickup from your airport hotel and drop-off at the cruise terminal around noon.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Seattle CityPASS

Experience Seattle’s must-see tourist attractions — and enjoy considerable savings — on this exciting Seattle CityPASS tour. Visit the world famous Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium and take a 1-hour Argosy Harbor cruise. Then choose from the Museum of Pop Culture or Woodland Park Zoo and the Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass to complete the tour. This Seattle CityPASS is valid for nine consecutive days from date of first use. An unused ticket booklet is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. Transportation to and from attractions not included.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Boeing Factory Tour from Seattle

See how airplanes are built on this 4.5-hour small-group trip to the Boeing factory near Seattle. Spend 90 minutes in the massive Boeing assembly plant, the world’s largest building by volume, and see a variety of different planes in production. Then explore the interactive exhibits and displays in the Aviation Center Gallery and visit the educational Future of Flight Aviation Center museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

See the best of Seattle on this 6-hour sightseeing tour. Sit back and relax in a spacious coach as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle’s neighborhoods and attractions. See the iconic Space Needle (admission included) with stellar views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including majestic Mt Rainier. There’s Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront, plus Pioneer Square. The list goes on. This tour includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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USD148.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Seattle Combo Tour: City Tour, Pike Place Market and Boeing Factory

See Seattle’s main attractions on this 9-hour, guided sightseeing tour in an around the Emerald City. Visit must-see sites like the iconic Space Needle, the beautiful Seattle waterfront, historic Pioneer Square and Puget Sound, among many others. Enjoy 1.5 hours for lunch and leisure at the world famous Pike Place Market on the waterfront. Then tour the massive Boeing assembly plant, the world’s largest building by volume. See airplanes being built and the Future of Flight Aviation Center. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Want an introduction to Seattle and its unique neighborhoods? Experience the best of Seattle on this 3-hour small-group minibus tour in and around the Emerald City. Visit great attractions in downtown Seattle and at the Seattle waterfront. Travel to Pioneer Square, Chinatown and the International District, plus Seattle Center (with the iconic Space Needle).
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle is a town ripe for discovery and this invigorating smartphone-guided scavenger hunt is a novel and invigorating way to explore the Emerald City. The 3-hour event force you to solve clues and navigate the city streets, all while taking in the overlooked cultural gems of the city and learning some local history. Note: Pricing is per individual but teams must book together to be in same adventure.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

Waiting to take off on a cruise? Get to know the beautiful city of Seattle on a guided, 3-hour, small-group sightseeing tour around town. Hop in a mini-coach and enjoy a relaxing ride to the city’s most popular attractions, like the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market and many more, including a great view of Mt Rainier. Hotel pickup and port drop-off are included. Luggage will be safely stowed during the tour, and a timely return to the cruise port is guaranteed.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit in Seattle

Immerse yourself in a world where curiosity, creativity and color come to life. Visit the Galleries, ever-changing Garden and signature Glasshouse, where you’ll be inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s innovation and passion.Admission includes complimentary digital photographs, access to hourly gallery talks and garden tours (check daily listings), live glassblowing demonstrations (November through May), and free enhanced audio tour (smartphone required).
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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