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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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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
$89.00 per adult
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Thoroughly enjoyed the tour
We had a wonderful time. Even though this was our 2nd City Tour this one was the best. Ken was friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed out tour with Ken.
Irene_W, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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Seattle Christmas
sohaila_s, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
My sister and I visited Seattle. From Santa Fe and San Francisco. We enjoyed Seattle city architecture, food, friendly people and cleanliness. We were very fortunate to have this experience.
star-5
Time and money well spent on this tour!!!
ASHLEY_R, Aug 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour guide was excellent. She was literally an encyclopedia of knowledge about Seattle, and was interested in sharing it with us. The ride was clean, comfortable, and felt safe (everyone wore their masks). Also, very pleased with the company Viator because they were able to give us a refund on a cancellation after a member of our party was unable to make it.
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Thoroughly enjoyed the tour
Irene_W, Jan 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
We had a wonderful time. Even though this was our 2nd City Tour this one was the best. Ken was friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed out tour with Ken.
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Falling in love with Seattle
KristTrizha_M, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
I highly recommend this tour if you don’t have time to research on what to do in Seattle. It’s good to take this tour on the first day. It is very informative. I learned interesting things about the city’s different neighbourhood, history, business and culture. Our tour guide also recommended a lot of restaurants and places to explore. I just hope the tour is longer and have more stops for picture taking. Kudos to Jeff, our enthusiastic tour guide!
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The guide, Jeff, very...
Stephen_B, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The guide, Jeff, very knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend. The tour was helpful for an overview of Seattle.
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Knowledgeable guide. Well paced tour.
Joseph_P, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Harbor. Views and locks. Andreas was a consumate host. Tour was well paced and included so very much.
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Best Tour Ever!
Maureen_D, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Brian was our guide and was absolutely the best at offering information about Seattle’s vibrant history, varied industries, stunning geographical landscape, and answering the myriad questions his information inspired. And, Brian delivered all of this with his friendly, engaging and humorous delivery!
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Super tour guide and tour!!!
Twila_F, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Tour guide’s enthusiasm and shared knowledge of geography history of the city old and new. She included nice history of indigenous native Americans.
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INCREDIBLE TOUR
JULIE_C, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Bryan was A-MA-ZING!!!! incredibly fun!! extremely informative!! he had an excellent personality, was willing to answer all questions, gave us enough time to get out and look around. My friend and I walked away knowing soooo much more about the city and its history and it was incredible! thank you so much!!!!
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Great guide. Great recommendations. Amazing tour.
Brian_F, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Guide was great. Helpful tips and wonderful history of Seattle. I would have no problem doing this same tour next time I am in town. Thankfully we had clear views and he made sure we got to see the whole town.
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Fun, relaxing view of Seattle in a few hours
Dylan_H, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our guide Avery was very funny and entertaining. It was a great way to start our trip to Seattle, we definitely felt we got the most out of our first day. I would recommend it to anyone on the first tike to the city.
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Excellent excellent experience
Geovanni_B, Nov 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
tour guide was amazing! My wife and I are both visually impaired, and we felt just as part of the tour as everybody else! Great great service!

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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