Seattle, Washington: Space Needle

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Address:
400 Broad St., Seattle, WA
Directions:
I-5 exit 167 (Mercer St./Seattle Center). get in right lane and turn right onto Fairview Ave. N., then turn left onto Valley St./Broad St. Drive a half-mile, turn right onto 4th Ave. N.
Hours:
M-Th 10-11, F-Sa 9:30-11:30, Su 9:30-11 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
206-905-2100
Admission:
Adults $19-$26
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Space Needle.

Space Needle

Pride of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, and still a popular place to look down upon the city.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/14/2011]

Century 21...

Seattle, Washington - Century 21 Calling...
Yesteryear Travel: Century 21 Calling...:

The future looked rosy in 1962, viewed through the prism of Seattle's "Century 21" World's Fair.

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Night view from the Space Needle.

Space Needle

When you get to the top, there is actually a second, lower rotating floor beneath the main deck that is indoors, but made for much better views and photos on a rainy day. The elevator gives commentary on the way up that is also very entertaining, and it took me a minute to realize it was supposed to be stupid. This elevator is the only one in the world that uses this exact glass and cables, and where you can get this exact view.

[Janelle, 03/25/2022]

Seattle from the Space Needle.

Space Needle

What a great way to see the city and surrounding areas! Mt. Rainier is in the background.

[Nina, 02/14/2022]

Century 21 scene.

Space Needle: Star of Century 21

Whenever you're feeling glum about the way the world has turned out, beat a hasty retreat to the promises of "Century 21." That was the theme of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. A great marketing film at the time captured the mood desired by corporations and sponsors. Near the end of the film a singer croons: "Ride a rickshaw, dine on caviar, you can telephone a star!"

It could be argued that none of these things came true in your century 21, or maybe all of them did!

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 01/17/2022]

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