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Smith Tower

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Address: 506 2nd Ave, Ste. 220, Seattle, WA 98104-2343
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+1 206-624-0414
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new...

Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new exhibits that take you on a journey through the past one hundred years. Make your way to the top of the tower for an amazing vantage point from the Observatory, including an open-air deck that will give you 360-degree views of Seattle and beyond. Then take a moment to indulge in a Prohibition-inspired craft cocktails and shareable plates with a group of friends or your loved ones. And don't forget to make a wish in the Wishing Chair. It's the perfect selfie to post of your visit to Smith Tower.

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The Legends of Smith Tower - Observatory Access - Adult Ticket
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Beautiful View

We bought a groupon and had a fun visit. Their is a self guided little museum type tour with lots of historical information on the area and building and then you take the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought a groupon and had a fun visit. Their is a self guided little museum type tour with lots of historical information on the area and building and then you take the beautiful elevator (with operator) to the 35th floor. Their is a bar and the have drinks and small plates available and an outdoor 360 degree observation deck.... More 

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Thank AlexGorno
Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! We are glad that you enjoyed the history, the amazing views, and the speakeasy style bar. We hope for many sunny days but the blue water of the sound and craft cocktails are here on gray days as well. Come back soon! All my best, Woody Braden More 

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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel concierge and others we met recommended skipping the Space Needle (sorry Space Needle!) and instead viewing the city from the Smith Tower. Smith - as in Smith-corona - built the building more than a hundred years ago. The 35th floor deck surrounds the building and offers amazing views. There are two floors of historical pieces and the rest... More 

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed the 360 degree views and the terrific history of the building and the area around Pioneer Square. Great job on getting that AAA discount. We certainly try to keep our prices below the competition. See you again soon. All my best, Woody Braden More 

Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a panoramic view of the city, don't waste your time standing in line at the Space Needle. The Smith Tower affords an equal view without the wait and hefty admission price. The Smith Tower, at the edge of Pioneer Square, was built in 1914 and for several years was the tallest building west of the Mississippi.... More 

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and seeing us! We are glad you enjoyed the great admission price, the wonderful views, and the terrific elevator operators. Come back soon! Woody Braden - General Manager More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

During my visit to Seattle we visited the Columbia Tower (900+ feet), the Space Needle (600 or so feet tall) and Smith Tower, which at 482 feet is the smallest of these observation platforms, but my personal favourite. The Columbia tower is the tallest, but lacks any character (it's an office block), and the Space Needle is a good family... More 

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

What an amazing review! We are truly glad that you were able to enjoy the observation decks in Seattle and rated us your favorite :). The history, the amazing elevator operators, and fantastic 360 degree views are certainly treats that hope keep you coming back to see us. All my best, Woody Braden More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant surprise the Smith Tower was. We were just curious about the beautiful white tower that was clearly older than any of the other skyscrapers in Seattle. Just looked in the door and found gorgeous stone walls, wonderfully maintained old fashioned elevators, and they were manned by men and women in uniforms and caps! charming and helpful. A... More 

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by our wonderful, historic tower. We truly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back with us soon! All my best, Woody Braden More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to pick this building for a view of the city over the Space Needle (we had already been there) and the Columbia Center (expensive, in our view). The history of the building and Seattle at the time was very interesting to me. The Smith Tower was the fourth tallest building in the world, and the tallest building west... More 

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! We certainly aim to please. I will thank the elevator operator for the great ride up. Come back and see our 360 degree views, great bar, and history-laden exhibits. All my best, Woody Braden More 

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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend heading over to this place on the other side of Seattle. While the observatory is much lower than the space needle, it's ok. You still get great views and have a speakeasy as your disposal!

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! Come back and visit our speakeasy style bar and 360 degree observation deck soon. All my best, Woody Braden More 

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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the period exhibition as you make your way from the vintage shop that doubles as the ticket office and entrance. Charming history of the tower, beautiful art deco features including the elevators and then a lounge on the top floor with more history and they serve cocktails. We lucked out - it was a cold January day, with... More 

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

We love this review! Please come back and see us soon. All my best, Woody Braden More 

Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was impressive to start of with. The beautiful old Otis lift with all the copper and brass. The view was stunning when we reached the top. A good alternative to the Space Needle if you want vintage.

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us in our historic tower! The original Otis elevators are truly a sight to see - not to mention the views at the top. Thank you for the review. All my best, Woody Braden More 

sydney
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126 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went up Smith Tower because I like seeing cities from up high and you get a great view of Mt Rainer, Olympic National Park and the rest of the city but the surprise was the building itself. All the internal details a beautiful, in particular getting to go up in the incredible original lifts.

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Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this review

Couldn't say it better! You are awesome and thank you for joining us. Please come back soon. All my best, Woody Braden More 

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