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Smith Tower

506 2nd Ave, Ste. 220, Seattle, WA 98104-2343
+1 206-624-0414
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Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in new exhibits that take you on a journey through the past one hundred years. Make your way to the top of the tower for an amazing vantage point from the Observatory, including an open-air deck that will give you 360-degree views of Seattle and beyond. Then take a moment to indulge in a Prohibition-inspired craft cocktails and shareable plates with a group of friends or your loved ones. And don't forget to make a wish in the Wishing Chair. It's the perfect selfie to post of your visit to Smith Tower.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
506 2nd Ave, Ste. 220, Seattle, WA 98104-2343
+1 206-624-0414
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's not the tallest building but you get to go outside to take photos. No glare from the glass windows. The lounge is beautiful with Chinese ceilings. There's a bar for refreshments too.

Thank SMan46
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to take this stop in when we had a about an hour to see something in the city. Park at the garage that is across the street. We went into the corner office and got our ticket from Rosie. Rosie was very nice...More

Thank Arpana01
Reviewed 6 days ago

LOVED visiting Smith Tower last week. You get a history lesson, an elevator ride in an original 1920's elevator with an elevator operator and then you get to the top and see stunning views! We went on Friday afternoon. There was a bar and a...More

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a tip from the Argosy Harbor cruise, I went to the Smith Tower observatory. It was really amazing. So much history. The elevators were so neat-the original, human operated, elevators. And the view was amazing. Sunset behind the clouds. And Mt Rainer looked like...More

Thank Melody M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The story behind this place is so fun to learn about and go up to. Then there is the lady and her children that live at the top of the tower you can google and read about and watch on Youtube. Just fascinating.

Thank Ranchwed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after the underground Seattle tour. Really enjoyed seeing this beautiful building. Thick marble on the first floor. 103 year-old Otis elevators. I thought the views were every bit as good as the Space Needle and was much less crowded. It was easier for...More

Thank krogersku
Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting with us! We are glad that you enjoyed the wonderful views, the rich history, and the great service. Come back soon! All my best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Smith tower tour is very interesting and boasts a lot of artifacts from the time period. If you are interested in history, architecture, the prohibition, then you will enjoy the little museum tour! The elevator banks in this tower are still the original elevators...More

Thank Katelyn S
Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you stopping by and giving us a review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the historic and fun exhibits, the original elevators, and the great view. All my best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this rather than the Space Needle because of its situation in the city .The elevator operator we had was great -he was interested in where we came from as he was watching British TV series lol . It really was a step back...More

Thank Ilovemm
Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your awesome review! We are happy that you enjoyed the interactive exhibits, amazing views, and our friendly elevator operator. We appreciate you! All my best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real gem to visit. It still has working elevators that have an operator that runs the lift. From the observation walkway, you can see much of the downtown buildings and most of the harbor. Be sure to pick a clear day to...More

Thank Herman M
Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming by! We truly appreciate you and are glad that you enjoyed the original elevators and wonderful views. All my best, Woody Braden

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted to visit Smith Tower rather than Space Needle due to costs. Elevator operator is cheesy, and had difficult time making conversation, but that's the only negative. Views from the bar are amazing, great views of the Sound, the stadiums and we got lucky...More

Thank Corusc80
Woody B, General Manager at Smith Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting! I'm glad that you enjoyed the speakeasy style bar and the wonderful views. Very best, Woody Braden

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Does anyone know if there is a food court at Smith Tower or are there places nearby where we can get sushi or sandwiches and coffee? Our plan is to visit S.T. in the morning, have a light lunch, and then get the ferry to Bainbridge Island in the afternoon.
26 June 2017|
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Response from confre | Reviewed this property |
A great activity really close is the underound tor - ck it out online
Carol L
The Website says this building is closed. How did you get to go into and up to the observation Deck.Is there a fee?
6 February 2016|
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Response from NorthwestNative | Reviewed this property |
Cost for the trip to the observation deck and self-guided historic tour is $12 ($10 if you're a local).
Andrew W
Hi Mike, I am travelling to Seattle early October but the website states this is closed? Is it open now?
17 September 2015|
Response from mike97060 | Reviewed this property |
Andrew, it is open 10 AM to 5 PM, seven days a week. The Web page reflects the fact that it is after 8 PM in Seattle. Come on over!