One of the most iconic landmarks of Seattle. From its round observation deck, towering over the city at the height of 160 metres, you will have a magnificent view of Seattle below. You can even see as far as the Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountains.
The unique shape of the Needle, which was built in 1962, was designed by Edward E. Carlson. However, the architect had toyed with many other looks too, which nearly made the Needle look like a balloon instead. Its construction was record-breakingly fast, as it took only 400 days.
If you want to come by car, there is a parking lot just beneath the Needle, however, it is a bit pricey. It is possible to take along a car seat for your infant. Strollers, however, must be left in a designated area and cannot be brought into the Needle. It is also prohibited to bring pets and weapons inside. Cameras and picture-taking are allowed, though, even with a tripod.
Please check the official website for current opening hours.
Adults: $32.50 - $37.50
Seniors (65+): $27.50 - $32.50
Youth (5-12): $24.50 - $28.50
Children (0-4): free