on February 21, 2008
How could you visit Seattle without visiting the famous Space Needle?The Space needle was built in 1962 for that year's World's Fair. It has since become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.The needle is easy to get to from anywhere in downtown Seattle. For directions, go to www.spaceneedle.comHours:Sunday - Thursday 9:00am - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 12:00amTickets:Adult (ages 14-64): $16.00Youth (ages 4-13): $8.00Child (age 3 & under): FreeSenior (ages 65+): $14.00Active Military Adult w/ ID: $12.50Active Military Youth w/ ID: $7.00Day & Night Adult: $20.00This 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: $12.00This 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: $18.00This ticket allows you to visit the Space Needle twice within a 24 hour period — once during the day and once at night.Elevators: Space Needle elevators travel at 10 mph, 14 feet per second, 800 feet per minute, or as fast as a parachutist or a raindrop falls to earth (from the official Space Needle website).Viewing the city from the observation deck of the Space Needle is wonderful. On a clear day, you can see for miles around. The mountains are beautiful. Mt. Ranier can be viewed if it isn't too cloudy. We visited in mid-May and we had no wait to go to the top of the needle. Our "guide" shared a lot of information with us. When you are done going to the observation tower, you can visit the gift shop and pick up souvineers.
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