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Seattle: Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Ticket

1. Seattle: Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Ticket

Experience the stunning views of Seattle from the Space Needle with a timed entry ticket. Take a stroll through the imaginative artwork of Dale Chihuly with admission to Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get access to both of these must-see attractions in one day. Exchange your voucher at the Space Needle and enjoy a thrilling 42-second elevator ride with views of the Seattle Center, the Puget Sound, and mountains. Step out on The Loupe, the world’s first and only revolving glass floor, for never-before-seen views of the structure and city. Lean into tilting glass walls on the open-air outdoor observation deck. Float over Seattle on one of 24 angled glass benches perched around the outdoor deck. After taking in the all-new thrilling views at the Space Needle, immerse yourself in a world where curiosity, creativity and color come to life at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get an insight into the inspiration and influences that drive the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Make your way through the exhibition’s eight interior galleries before heading out to the richly landscaped outdoor garden and glasshouse centerpiece. Be moved as you experience a comprehensive look at Chihuly's most significant work. Enjoy complimentary digital photo downloads and get access to daily gallery talks and live glass demonstrations. Admission includes a complimentary audio tour that you can downloaded to your smartphone.

Seattle CityPASS®: Save 44% or More at 5 Top Attractions

2. Seattle CityPASS®: Save 44% or More at 5 Top Attractions

Make use of the Seattle CityPASS® on your next trip to Seatle. See amazing animals, fun pop culture, beautiful art, and incredible views — from the sky and the sea with your Seattle CityPASS® tickets. CityPASS® tickets offer convenient instant delivery and are valid for 9 consecutive days, allowing ample time to experience each attraction. Save 44% or more on prepaid admission to 5 must-see attractions: • Space Needle –day/night admission – includes two visits within 24 hours • Seattle Aquarium – general admission to all major exhibits with additional events subject to change Plus your choice of admission to 3 of the following attractions: • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour – a 1-hour narrated Harbor Cruise Tour • Museum of Pop Culture (MOPOP) – general admission • Woodland Park Zoo – general admission • Chihuly Garden and Glass – general admission, plus a complimentary audio tour on your personal smartphone Reservations may be required at some attractions. Visit for up-to-date attraction information including reservations, entry instructions, hours of operation and helpful tips to plan your visit.

Seattle: Chihuly Garden and Glass Entry Ticket

3. Seattle: Chihuly Garden and Glass Entry Ticket

Lose yourself in the mesmerizing mix of colors and light, and glass and steel that is Chihuly Garden and Glass. Take your time to wander through the exhibition's 8 interior galleries, richly landscaped outdoor garden, and magnificent centerpiece Glasshouse. Venture through each gallery and marvel at numerous blown-glass works that demonstrate how Dale Chihuly pushed the boundaries of glass as art. While exploring the exhibition, receive complimentary digital photo download and access to daily Gallery Talks and live glass demonstrations. Let the 40-foot tall glass and steel structure that covers 4,500 square feet of light-filled space – the Glasshouse — completely captivate you. The installation in the Glasshouse is an expansive 100-foot-long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows, and amber. Made of many individual elements, it is one of Chihuly’s largest suspended sculptures. Stroll through a lush garden that serves as the backdrop for glass sculptures made of impossible shapes and brilliant colors.

Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

4. Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

See the sights of Seattle on a guided minibus tour. Hear interesting anecdotes and discover little known gems within the unique neighborhoods that make Seattle such a special place to live. Climb aboard the climate-controlled minibus and drive through the bustling downtown retail district into Pike Place Market. See where the world's first Starbucks coffeehouse opened, and keep a look out for flying fish that are thrown at the market.  Admire the diverse architectural styles as you cruise from the award-winning, ultra-modern public library to the greatest concentration of early 20th-century Romanesque architecture in the country.  Get an up-close view of side-by-side mega-sports arenas by the Port of Seattle. See the International District with its diverse pan-Asian community and artistic presence. Journey past King Street Station and Union Station, and continue to the waterfront before making your way past the distinctive Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Experience Music Project Museum. Go to the Kerry Park viewpoint atop Queen Anne Hill for a photo opportunity. On a clear day, you can see as far as Mount Rainier and experience a vista that will take your breath away.  Take an interactive tour of the Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder, and learn about the miraculous lifecycle of Northwest Salmon. Watch as commercial boats navigate through the government locks, where Elliot Bays meets the waters of Lake Union and Washington. Drive through the artsy neighborhood of Fremont. See the famous Fremont Troll and the statue of Lenin. Make your way back downtown for convenient at a downtown attraction of your choosing or your hotel.

Seattle: Space Needle & Seattle Center Experience

5. Seattle: Space Needle & Seattle Center Experience

Community Impact: -We have the opportunity to support small businesses in the Queen Anne neighborhood, from local coffee shops and bakeries to small record shops -Our small-group experiences, designed to visit neighborhood spots off the usual tourist paths, ensure that we do not overwhelm and overcrowd our smaller Queen Anne businesses -By walking and using mass transportation, you’re helping to reduce tourism’s impact on the environment -We strive to represent all voices in our storytelling, including those of immigrant-owned bakeries of Scandinavian origin and the contributions of black, LGBTQ, and female individuals to the arts Summary: Seattle Center has a wealth of art, cultural institutions, and more to explore, and this two-hour Seattle walking tour will satisfy you with the absolutely must-sees of the city’s Uptown area. During our Seattle Center walk, we’ll be passing by the most iconic spots including the immediately recognizable Space Needle and two world-renowned institutions below, the Museum of Pop Culture and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Among the lesser-known attractions we might encounter on the tour are the historic Seattle Armory – a 1939 Washington National Guard building turned food hall – and McCaw Hall complex housing the Seattle Opera. Your guide will introduce you to the Center’s outdoor art scattered throughout, including the musical International Fountain and larger-than-life works of art imitating nature. There will be time on our tour to check out a local radio station and grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pastry while perusing vinyls at a local record store. After exploring the grounds below, your tour guide will navigate you back to the Space Needle for a 360-degree 605-feet-high tour, where you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the park and unbeatable vistas of the Seattle skyline and Puget Sound.

Seattle: Space Needle Area Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

6. Seattle: Space Needle Area Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Go on a self-guided walking tour of the Space Needle and surrounding area in Seattle with an app that functions as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map, all in one. Explore the Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pacific Science Center, Mural Amphitheatre, Kobe Bell Meditation Garden, and more. Begin your walking tour of the Space Needle area at the Museum of Pop Culture. From there, head to the majestic Space Needle, a prominent symbol of the 1962 World’s Fair. Hear the story of how the city sought a memorable centerpiece for fairgoers and the struggle to find a place to build it. Next, find yourself at the Chihuly Garden and Glass, featuring glass sculptures that emulate the natural world. Uncover the story behind Chihuly’s unique processes in creating these works. On the way, see the “Sonic Bloom” solar-powered floral sculptures that produce harmonic tones as you get close. Then, see the Pacific Science Center, built for the World’s Fair. Listen to the tale of some fugitive monkeys as well. On a tamer note, move on to the Neototems Children’s Garden. Learn how many Native Americans saw whales as symbols of good luck, while observing the whimsical sculptures around you. Continue your walking tour to the Mural Amphitheatre. Learn about the artist Paul Horiuchi, responsible for the mural before you. Step back in time and hear about the many struggles he experienced. Move past the Seattle Center and onto the International Fountain, another remnant from the World’s Fair. Hear how it’s changed, including the fact that it once had a jagged moon-like surface. You might even take in a water show, synced to diverse music like Beethoven and Northwestern bands. Up next is another original structure from the fair, the Climate Pledge Arena. Find out how the arena once housed the “World of Tomorrow” exhibit, complete with projected images of an imagined future. Head onto the Kobe Bell Meditation Garden and uncover the bonds between Seattle and Kobe, Japan, forged after World War II. See the great bell, given by Kobe as a gesture of peace and friendship. Laugh at the April Fool’s prank involving the very fake collapse of the Space Needle. Become spellbound by the base jumpers who once leapt from the Space Needle’s observation platform, but with a few frightening twists. End your self-guided tour at the Artists at Play Playground, designed around themes of sound and motion.

Seattle: City Walking Tour with Local Guide

7. Seattle: City Walking Tour with Local Guide

Community Impact: - Our tours are designed with our communities first in mind, meaning that we will always encourage supporting our local businesses, such as independent coffee shops and owner-operated stalls at Pike Place Market - By taking advantage of outdoor attractions and some areas not typically visited by large groups in neighborhoods like historic Pioneer Square, we can reduce overcrowding in over-touristed areas - Your choosing a walking tour helps us to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment, with an additional opportunity to support our public transit sector - We strive to represent all voices in our storytelling, particularly those minorities who are often overlooked or underrepresented in the tourism industry, including but not limited to indigenous history and Asian influence on neighborhoods like Pioneer Square, the waterfront and Pike Place, and downtown Seattle Summary: Put on your best walking shoes and get ready for four hours of fascinating history, awesome art and architecture, and the best cuisine downtown Seattle has to offer! We’ll start out our Seattle tour in one of the most historically significant sites of the city, Pioneer Square. Here, the historic brick-built buildings and your tour guide will help you travel back in time to the early days of the pioneer settlement and when native tribes called this resource-rich tideland their home. Many buildings remain from the busy mining days of the late 19th century and tell the stories of the city’s founding and development, including the neoclassical Smith Tower. Your tour guide will point out the best places to eat, drink, and recreate in the neighborhood, before heading north along the waterfront, lined with souvenir shops and offering fantastic views of the Puget Sound and distant Olympic Mountains. Just up from the waterfront lies Pike Place Market, well known for its restaurants and food vendors. You’ll be enticed by the aromas of freshly baked pastries, chowders of every style, and, naturally, freshly ground and brewed coffee. As we explore the labyrinth of artist stalls and hole-in-the-wall eateries, feel free to grab a bite to eat during the tour as we marvel at the mongers who make fish fly, decide whether we’re astounded or repulsed by the Seattle Gum Wall, and pass by the oldest operating Starbucks! Still wanting more? Your tour guide will have plenty of recommendations for more to do in the city, from riding the monorail to the iconic Space Needle and Chihuly Museum to exploring the outlying neighborhoods and their food and drink scene!

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What people are saying about Chihuly Garden and Glass

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 509 reviews

Go to the Space Needle when it opens - less crowded. Take the time to read the panels going up to the elevator, it’s a great capsule of the engineering marvel of the Needle. Chihuly Glass is a very unique museum that you will not experience anywhere else in the country. The glass pieces are stunning. Don’t miss the videos of his different projects. They are very short but give you great insight into the artist and his works.

My 11-year-old granddaughter chose the Chihuly Garden as a birthday outing with the grandparents. We were all fascinated by the beautiful glasswork, especially my granddaughter. There are about six or seven indoor rooms with fabulous glass exhibits. There is a large sunny atrium with glass art at the ceiling. And finally there is an outdoor garden of glass artwork in the shadow of the iconic Space Needle.

This tour was a great way to get to know the city of Seattle. I learned as much as I could want to about the city. The tour guide was prompt and very good about making sure our questions were answered. He took pictures of all families at our stops. He was very knowledgeable and excited to share information about the city.

Amazing glass work. The demonstration of creating a glass vase was informative and entertaining. And the garden! Beautiful in itself but add the beautiful glass structures and it was well worth the peaceful walk thru.

pleasantly surprised by both indoor and outdoor Chihuly exhibitions! Space needle was great too of course, we went around sunset time which I can recommended for keen photographers!