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Space Needle

Enjoy panoramic views of the Emerald City from the height of 520 ft (160 m)

Space Needle in Seattle 2019 - Best Time
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The Seattle Space Needle is definitely the best place to take in the city views. You can see Olympic and Cascades mountain ranges, Puget Sound and Elliott Bay’s bustling waterfront, even Mt Rainier is seen from afar.

Space Needle in Seattle - Best Season 2019

The tower was built for the 1962 World Fair, whose theme was “The Age of Space.” Its futuristic design was supposed to symbolize humanity’s Space Age aspirations. When the Space Needle was opened it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. The cost of construction was $4.5million. Located in downtown Seattle, the Space Needle is one of the most photographed structures in the world.

Best time for Space Needle in Seattle 2019

Except for the observation deck with 360° views, the tower hosts the oldest operating revolving restaurants in the world. The restaurant was originally called “Eye of the Needle.”

Best time to see Space Needle in Seattle 2019

The tower can be visited year round, however, the summer season gives you the highest chance of clear skies and good views, as Seattle is famous for frequent rain and fog.

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