Entry ticket

Seattle Sky View Observatory: Skip-the-line Ticket Options

4.3 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Sky View Observatory
Entry ticket

Seattle Sky View Observatory: Skip-the-line Ticket Options

Activity provider: Sky View Observatory

From US$ 26.25 per person

Visit the Sky View Observatory and soar up to the 73rd floor of Columbia Center to gain a whole new perspective on the iconic Seattle skyline.

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  • Zoom up 73 storeys in a matter of seconds to reach the iconic Sky View Observatory
  • Experience the spectacular Seattle skyline from the tallest observatory in the Pacific Northwest
  • Relax at the Sky View Cafe and admire the beauty of Seattle with a drink or snack
  • Get priority access for security and elevators with ticket upgrade options
  • Enjoy reserved window seating for 45 minutes with the all-inclusive ticket option
Full description

Discover the beauty of Seattle from above.  At nearly 1,000 feet this platform is the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest and is a perfect panorama to begin your Seattle experience.  

Choose between 3 ticket options, where you can upgrade to receive priority entry and exit, receive a credit to spend at the Sky View Café or gift shop, and even enjoy reserved seating with the best view.

Plan your itinerary from the vantage point of the observatory. Decide between taking a whirl on the Great Wheel, strolling through Pike Place Market, or journeying to the San Juan Islands. Interact with a touch screen technology to explore destinations, tours, and areas so you can create a virtual itinerary. Overlook the city’s skyscrapers, residential neighborhoods, shipping port, and sports stadiums, then look beyond to the mountains, the sea, and the sky. Be captivated by 360-degree panoramic views including Mt. Rainier, Lake Washington, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, the Space Needle and much more.

  • Admission to Sky View Observatory
  • Interactive touch-screens
  • Skip-the-line ticket line
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sky View Observatory - Columbia Center. Enter the Columbia Center building on 4th Avenue and Cherry Street. The box office will be located near the entrance. Please check in at the box office. Sky View Observatory is located 2 blocks North East of Pioneer Square Link Light Rail station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Tripods

Know before you go

  • No lockers or storage facilities are available
  • Sky View Café and Bar is open during observatory hours and closes 30-minutes prior to observatory closing
  • If you park at Columbia Center, located on Columbia St between 4th and 5th Ave on the left, you can receive 75% off regular parking with validation from the Sky View Café and Bar
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 28 reviews

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I had an amazing time and experience surprising my boyfriend for his 21st birthday here at the SkyView Observatory! The staff was friendly and helpful. The views and layout was great, and with enough space for privacy, not crowded. The bar/cafe was delicious, and the bartenders were lovely!! Will be back!

June 22, 2022

I ordered space needle tickets and showed up and apparently it was for the observatory

January 4, 2023

December 11, 2022

Product ID: 260922