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Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington

305 Harrison St, Seattle, Washington

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Submitted by: Sara H.

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 ...

Submitted by: Mish M.

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 ...

Submitted by: Erik M.

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...

Submitted by: Akvile H.

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...

Submitted by: Cheryl R.

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...

Submitted by: Erica W.

This is a pretty cool place, one I actually advise tourists to go to. There are multiple things to see and do if you want. Of course its all insanely overpriced but its a tourist trap. This is the area for all of our events, we have the Bite, Bumbershoot, the ballet, concerts, WWE shows, science center exhibits. You name it, it will probably be around this area. On a nice summer day, the Seattle Center is a really pleasant place to be. It's also nice if you have kids, between the Science Center and the children's Museum, your little ones will tire themselves out. They did however take out the Fun Forest, it was that area with all the rides. I believe its being replaced with a glass museum? Oh well, i guess t...

Submitted by: Joshua B.

There's tons to do here, but it always feels run down and a little depressing. The Fun Forest is no more. The food choices in the food court are a little out-of-date. At least it's easy to get from here to the other things you're doing, but overall it feels like a wasted o...

Submitted by: Sione P.

Seattle Center has gone through so many changes throughout the years I've been able to experience it and I don't really care for where it is headed... The amusement park has shut up its doors.  That was the amusement park from the 1962 World's Fair that remained until 1 year before the 50th Anniversary, in which they will erect a giant "ferris-type" wheel, presumably to replace the amusement park that they forced to shut down.  The Seattle Center House is a terrible sight.  The food court has gone so downhill it is really pathetic.  I'm not sure if it has to do with the rental prices of the spaces, but most places in there offer up something less than what you'd expect from food court fare.  With the Sonics ...

Submitted by: Lorrie M.

Seattle Center is a nice collection of random things, some of which can be probably 2 stars where as others can be 5. I am thinking of this place as a tourist joint so overall I think it deserves 4 stars. A few things of notable mention here include the Seattle Space Needle, which is always interesting even though I've probably been up there like five times ... but only once when it was sunny! so that was really pretty. Also there is sort of an on-going year-round carnival here where you can find all kinds of yummy treats from the good ol' days like kettle corn. You will also find the science museum and the music museum here. Both are ok, nothing spectacular but will kill a few hours if you're with tourists ...

Submitted by: Val Y.

Aloha from Hawaii!   Mahalo Seatlites, you got something good going on at the Seattle Center.  Yes, we were first time visitors and with the help of my cousin, we totally enjoyed our exciting and interesting experience at the Center.  The Seattle Center is keiki (kid) friendly.   Of course we all knew about the Space Needle; but we lost our eight year old's (grandson) attention when he saw the International Fountain, the carnival rides and the Children's Museum from the food court level. That International Fountain, is just a great interactive sculpture and fountain.  The temperature was in the high 80's at mid-afternoon and it just made sense to get down to your shorts and play shuttle from the outside rim ...

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