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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
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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour
$104.00 per adult
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Your guide Charles was great! He was extremely knowledgeable about sites in Seattle. Impressed by his presentation anod driving skill.
tvan63, Sep 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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.
star-5
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
Jennifer_G, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
**HIGHLY RECOMMENDED** This was our first tour of this type. It was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Just me and my 16 yo, and he, surprisingly, enjoyed every minute. The shuttle bus was very roomy, clean and comfortable. Our tour guide was awesome: extremely knowlegable on Seattle and all of its locations and history. I will certainly participate in this tour within the first few days of arrival on any future trip so that Ican decide which areas of the city I'll want to explore deeper.
star-5
Great way to start a trip to Seattle
Matthew_H, Jun 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Tyler was a Great tour guide. Pick up was on time. Bus was clean and comfortable. Lots of room. Perfect way to start our trip to Seattle.
star-5
Loved my tour and tour guide Jeff
Sukhi_S, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
We had the most amazing and knowledgeable tour guide Jeff. We learned some great history of Seattle.
star-5
Excellent
Martin_R, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour guide Jeff was excellent. He was a safe driver and had good knowledge of the history of Seattle . This tour is well worth the money. There is a good variety of things you see .
star-5
Best 3 hour tour!
Lydia_W, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Visiting the parts of Seattle that weren’t within our walking distance from the hotel! The Amazing Views and hearing a little history.
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Seattle bus tour
Vivian_B, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our driver Brian was very knowledgeable about the area. He was friendly and made sure he knew everyone's name and where they came from.
star-5
Our tour guide, Andres,...
Matthew_G, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour guide, Andres, was great. We including a teen girl enjoyed listening his explanation and we were able to learn about the city. Good selection on stopping points. Thanks!
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Take this Tour
David_O, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Great way to see so much of Seattle in such a short amount of time. Andreas was the best tour guide. Reccomended.
star-5
This was an excellent...
Barry_C, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
This was an excellent tour. Rick was knowledgeable enthusiastic and entertaining. Learned a lot about the history of Seattle as well as present day Seattle I highly recommend this tour
star-4
The best of Seattle
Jaime_H, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The best part of the tour was the incredible view is mount Rainier and the city, where you can also see the space needle
star-5
Great Tour
Jacqueline_G, Oct 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The tour was very fun and informative. We stopped and got gelato and coffee that was recommended by our guide. Both items were delicious and some of the best coffee we had on our trip. We also stopped and got great pictures of the city. Would recommend for people visiting like us.

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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