Space Needle

A Seattle area travel is an experience that promises a tourist the best of the area's natural, historical and cultural heritage. Among many landmarks and natural sights that form part of Seattle's charm, the Space Needle stands out. The Space Needle, as one of the tallest structures in Seattle and in the United States, is actually a symbol of the city and the Pacific Northwest.

A Seattle travel to the Space Needle is a preview to the city's unique character, a mix of the traditional and the forward-looking. From atop the Space Needle, one can actually see the natural sights of Seattle and its nearby environs such as the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and its surroundings. One can also notice the rest of the city's skyline and major attractions from its vantage point.

The Space Needle Official Website

http://www.spaceneedle.com/

The Space Needle in About.com - Architecture

http://architecture.about.com/od/towers/ig/Tall-Towers/Space-Needle.htm

The Space Needle in Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Needle

At 605 feet (184 meters), the Space Needle was built in 1962 to commemorate the World's Fair. The Space Needle, as an example of advanced architecture then, was built to withstand Category 5 hurricane force winds, as well as strong earthquakes. As an example of functional architecture, on the other hand, the Space Needle hosted an observation deck, It also has elevators that travel at 10 miles per hour. Its hovering disk also hosts restaurants and other establishments as well.

The Space Needle as a symbol of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, is an important part of the city. It frequently holds light shows, as well as fireworks displays for residents and tourists alike. It has also been used as a reference to the city in many films, such as "It Happened at the World's Fair by Elvis Presley (1963)" and "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me by Mike Myers (1999)." It has also been used as a symbol by the widely-watched sitcom "Frasier".

The Space Needle by Glass, Steel and Stone

http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/BuildingDetail/580.php

Seattle Travel Attractions: The Space Needle

http://www.seattleattractions.com/needle.html

Space Needle Address
400 Broad Street
Seattle, WA 98109-4607

Contact:
Tel: (206) 905-2100
Email: N/A

Space Needle Hours:
Observation Deck & SpaceBase Retail Store
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00am

SkyCity Restaurant
Brunch
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dinner
Monday - Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Ticket Information for Space Needle:
Adult (ages 14-64): $18.00
Youth (ages 4-13): $11.00
Child (age 3 & under): Free
Senior (ages 65+): $16.00
Active Military Adult w/ ID: $16.00
Active Military Youth w/ ID: $9.50

Day & Night Adult: $24.00
This ticket allows you to visit the Space Needle twice within a 24-hour period - once during the day and once at night.

Day & Night Youth: $15.00
This ticket allows you to visit the Space Needle twice within a 24-hour period - once during the day and once at night.

Day & Night Senior: $22.00
This ticket allows you to visit the Space Needle twice within a 24-hour period - once during the day and once at night.

Website: http://www.spaceneedle.com

Thanks for using Seattle Travel & Vacations Guide.
Enjoy your trip & have fun!
Newest Seattle Hotels & Travel Articles:
  • Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union
  • Inn at Harbor Steps - A Four Sisters Inn
  • Hotel Vintage Park - A Kimpton Hotel