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Seattle starts here, at the iconic Space Needle. View the 360-degree panorama of the Emerald City and surrounding area with an admission ticket to the Observation Deck, 520 feet above the ground. See the mountain ranges including majestic Mt. Rainier, the bustling waterfront, the lights of downtown Seattle and more. Want to get closer? Check out the free telescopes for a new view, or purchase the new Virtual Reality goggles for a 3-dimensional virtual experience. Included in your admission ticket is a free digital download from Space Shots Photography.


  • Admission to the Seattle Space Needle Observation Deck (520 feet in the air!)
  • Enjoy a 360-degree look at the city, from Puget Sound to Lake Union to the Cascade Mountains
  • Have fun with the new Space Spots 3D technology!
  • Capture photos of Seattle’s iconic Mt. Rainier
  • Go during the morning or afternoon for daytime views, or head up at night for a twinkling panorama

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

  • Download the free Space Needle app to see and snap 3D photos in Space Spots
  • Download the free See It All app for local insider information on the best places to eat, things to see and places to go during your time in Seattle

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What You Can Expect

Seattle Space Needle Observation Deck Admission

Go up 520 feet to the top!

The Space Needle is a landmark of the Pacific Northwest and an icon of downtown Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair. Today, nearly 20,000 people ride its elevators every 24 hours. Now it’s your turn. Head to the admissions desk of the Space Needle to exchange this voucher for a timed ticket, then take a 41-second elevator ride to the top. From 520 feet above the ground on the Observation Deck, the views are breathtaking. Check out the 360-degree panorama of Seattle and the surrounding area in all its glory — the beautiful downtown skyline; the distant Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, including snow-capped Mt. Rainier; the busy waterfront from Lake Union to Puget Sound. Take pictures in every direction and get a closer look with one of the Swarovski telescopes. At the top, be sure to visit Seattle’s largest iPad – the Sky Pad. Use the giant touch screen to enter where you are visiting from and see how many people have visited from your home town! Displays provide further information about the sights and sounds of Seattle. Hungry? The revolving Sky City restaurant has the solution — brunch, lunch or dinner with a view.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The weather cleared so the view was unbelievable!

Grady G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Glad I bought tickets ahead of time, the lines were long.

Carol J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Everyone has to visit the Space Needle when they go to Seattle...and we were no exception. You still have to get in line to exchange the voucher to a ticket but it was not a problem. Would use Viator again!

Colette L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was a quiet day so got our tickets and went straight to the elevator - no waiting.
The view from the top, of course, is nothing short of spectacular. The day was a bit cloudy but the experience was absolutely beautiful. Enjoyed the trip up and around!

Jill P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The views were fabulous as expected!

William N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We did not have a hard time getting on. The space needle is a definite must when visiting Seattle!

Stephen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A must visit when in Seattle. We were pleasantly surprised by the minimum wait time, even on a Saturday afternoon. Great oportunity for picture taking of a great city.

Philipp W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very cool to be on top of the famous space needle!

Gary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A must see spot and we enjoyed the wonderful views. It gets crowded at the top so take your time and be ready to spend some time at the top to really enjoy the views. We were there at sunset and it was spectacular.

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