Seattle’s Space Needle

From the official website of the 605 feet tall Seattle Space Needle comes a to the point introduction to this world famous attraction: The Space Needle is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world and is a treasured Seattle icon. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair … whose theme was “The Age of Space”. 

See views of downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and the Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges from the tower

On our first trip to Seattle we went up in the Space Needle. At that time there was a restaurant that rotated a full 360 degrees in an hour. In 2017 a large reconstruction project revamped the entire top of the tower. Now the restaurant is gone, but a lounge, cafe and a wine bar with glass floors lets you look straight down to the ground over 500 feet below you! The rotation still gives you a chance to sit and view the total 360 view of Seattle.


11 thoughts on “Seattle’s Space Needle

  1. sounds like a very cool time. The thing is for me I get motion sickness easily and I am afraid of heights. I really wish I wasn’t. I miss out on so many cool times because of my phobias and physical limitations. 🙂


  2. Hi Folks,
    I went there (mid-week) with two buddies from Ft. Lewis (1hr south) WAY back in 1975 and I had one of the ten best meals of my life! The food was excellent. Pricey for a PFC, but everything about it was excellent. We got there just before sunset and were there for several hours. We weren’t the only ones there, but it was over half empty, so they didn’t mind that we hung around and enjoyed the night view of the city, too. I’m sorry to hear the restaurant has closed.


  3. I first went up the Space Needle on my 15th birthday in 1962 at the World’s Fair. I have been up many times since, including for my late Mom’s 90th birthday party which we had to bill as “50 Years in Seattle” because Mom never allowed anyone to speak of her age.


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