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Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place, centered around the International Fountain, in the core of our region and the site of the 1962 World’s Fair. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports...more
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A must do in Seattle. It is the logical center for concerts, the fountain, Space Needle, and the Science Museum, The Science Museum is of special interest to me as I used to work there one summer during my college years. Demonstrating the various exhibits...More
I stop by the Center whenever I visit. There's so much to see and do. Have also attended theatrical performances here as well as festivals.
I'm a history and architecture buff so love to contemplate the futuristic buildings, and wonder what it was like during...More
The collective area that has the Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens, Space museum, the Mopop, monorail, the international fountain and the armory (and probably more.....)
All are within easy walking distance of each other and all worth a visit (I think there is a CityCard that...More
We were on a budget and already knew that most of the attractions in this area were beyond our price range, but it was just by our hotel, so we went there anyway.
Hungry, we soon found an indoor food court, with something to suit...More
My wife & I made two visits to Seattle Center during our four days in Seattle: the first just to walk around & see all the activities/attractions it has to offer, and the follow-up to visit Chihuly Garden & Glass (our favorite stop around town)...More
What we did was split it over two days. The first evening we went to City Center at about 6:00 and went to Chihuly and purchased our Seattle City Pass there. (they also have other combinations available). We then went... More
What we did was split it over two days. The first evening we went to City Center at about 6:00 and went to Chihuly and purchased our Seattle City Pass there. (they also have other combinations available). We then went through Chihuly and went over to the space needle where we were able to get an 8:30 elevator to the top. We timed it so that we would be up on the observation deck at sunset (which was 8:50 that evening). It allowed us to get pictures in daylight, at twilight and after dark.
The second day we came back when MoPop opened at 10:00 a.m. (use the South entrance...less crowds). We were there until 12:15 and then took the monorail over to Westgate Plaza and walked the four blocks to Pike's Market and had lunch.
After lunch, we went through Pike's Market and down to the waterfront. Since our City Pass tickets included the Aquarium, we visited that and then walked down to the Argosy boat dock and got on a 4:30 cruise tour (also part of the City Pass). After the cruise, we went back up to Pike's Market and had dessert, walked back to Westgate and road the monorail back to Seattle Center. We were then able to walk around the souvenir shops and other stands around the space needle.
If you go to the space needle first, you can purchase the City Pass and reserve a time to go up in the needle (even for later in the day). I would strongly urge doing MoPop first thing in the morning because it was getting really crowded by noon.