Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
305 Harrison St, Seattle, Washington 99810| Map |
Seattle Center is a park and arts and entertainment center located on the site of the 1962 World's Fair. In addition to the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center and the EMP Museum, Seattle Center's attractions also include several theaters, an ampitheater, an athletic arena and a skate park. It also hosts many cultural, music and arts festivals.
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Seattle Center is a great quick tourist place to visit. You can access it quickly from downtown via the monorail on the top floor at Westlake center. During my last visit I was pleased to see that they were removing ...
Seattle Center is basically your one-stop-shop for Seattle tourism, especially for first-timers - families included. It should be nicknamed "Seattle for Dummies". You've got the children's museum, the Experience Music Project, the Space Needle, the monorail, Key Arena - and that's not even the half of it. There's even a quaint little shop selling all things Seattle so you can proclaim your tourism to your friends and family back home. Most of the attractions will give you a discount if you buy your tickets online, so be sure to check that out. Sure, it gets busy at times, but its a tourist attraction. I do think its a bit (ok, a lot) excessive to charge $18 to go up to the top of the Space Needle. I let ...
As a Seattle resident, I think at some point becomes pretty easy to dismiss Seattle Center as a crowded, expensive tourist trap. I know for me it was when Bumbershoot tickets started costing more than $15/day. I'll occasionally drag myself down for the International Beer Festival, or a show at Key Arena, but for the most part I avoid Seattle Center and the traffic/crowds/lack of parking that go with it. All that aside, the thing is that Seattle Center is actually a pretty nice, family friendly, and yes, expensive, destination. With year-round attractions like the Space Needle, EMP/SFM, IMAX, Children's Museum, and Pacific Science Center situated on the expansive grounds, you can pick a primary destination...
Seattle Center is SO much fun! I went again yesterday and was saddened to see that all of the rides were gone. I hope they come back! Normally, there are tons of rides, rollercoasters, games, food, and it's a lot of fun, especially in the summer. Located by the Pacific Science Center, EMP, and Space Needle, the location is really grea...
Oh how I miss the Fun Forest (and so does my daughter)! Really, other reviewers are SPOT ON with regard to there needing to be a giant playground for the preschoolers and elementary kids. Seattle Center is supposed to be all about family activities and fun, and yet there is nowhere for them to run around and play their little brains out. Unless you plan to fork over a small fortune to attend one or more of the various museums, events, etc. that are located here, what good will a "glass museum" do for Seattle residents? Sigh. Our misguided city officials strike again. Parking is plentiful. Rates are actually cheap if you get into the lots before 10am. There are LOTS of things to do here (Pacific Science Cente...