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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104-7097 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
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awesome place

You must visit if you are in Seattle. You can see all off Seattle. The stadium where the Seahawks play is next door.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You must visit if you are in Seattle. You can see all off Seattle. The stadium where the Seahawks play is next door.

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Snohomish, Washington
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The views from up here are magnificent. Clear weather cannot be planned for, but roll the dice. If you catch even a brief clearing the views will not disappoint. From Puget Sound, to the Olympic Mountains, to The Cascade range and even Mt. Rainier. You can see it all. And a great way to get oriented to downtown Seattle for... More 

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ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the Sky view observatory. You can see a lot more from this view than that of the space needle. Twice as high. Loved it!

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Hyderabad, India
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really higher than space needle and provides amazing view of the city and harbor area. The restaurant in not good enough, so carry eatables along with you, if you feed hungry

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DC Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 15 out-of-towners visited the Sky View Observatory as part of an afternoon of sightseeing that included Bill Spiegel's Underground Tour a few blocks away. Later in the trip I visited the Space Needle with my family. The Sky View Observatory lacks the 60s Jetson kitsch of the Space Needle, but it is much higher up. The views... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no question these are some jaw dropping views. It is also almost unnervingly not crowded after visiting other building's observatories which are utter chaos. In that respect, I loved my visit to the Sky View on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center, the tallest skyscraper in Seattle...& Washington State. The cost for an adult is $14.75 and you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just as nice as the Needle. Great view of Seattle and not as crowded. We stopped at the Starbucks on the way up and sipped on coffee and enjoyed the view.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were extraordinary. We ate at the Sky City restaurant before going up to the observatory. The food was good and I loved that the restaurant was revolving so we could get a 360* view.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's okay if you've never been to the CN Tower in Toronto or other structures which exceed the height of the Sky Needle. Lots of history to look at while waiting for the elevator. It was nice to see mountains in 3 directions. It was nice to have the directions clearly marked. The guides in the elevators could have had... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a surprise birthday gift to me to be taken to this place by my wife. She took me here and I had no idea where I was going. The view was amazing and one of my favorite observatories of all time. It was breath-taking and very memorable.

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