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Tickets to Sky View Observatory in Seattle

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Savor the most captivating 360° panorama of Seattle from 902 feet in the sky at the Sky View Observatory. Upgrade for additional perks!


  • Board a high-speed elevator that gets you to the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center in a minute!

  • Spot Elliot Bay, the majestic Cascade Mountain Range, and the densely forested Olympics from the tallest observatory in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Behold Seattle’s futuristic Space Needle and discover the city like a local with interactive touch-screens that help you plan your own virtual itinerary.

  • Upgrade to enjoy extra $5 or $10 vouchers for the Sky View Café or gift shop. The Elite ticket also offers reserved window seating with the best view.

  • Did you know? You'll have to climb over 1,300 steps to reach the 73rd floor. No wonder guests take the speedy elevator ride instead!


  • Entry to Sky View Observatory Seattle

  • Discount vouchers for Sky View Café and gift shop (optional)

  • Reserved window seating (optional)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Head to the Skies for an Unforgettable Seattle Experience

Your magical journey begins with a thrilling 70-second elevator ride whisking you up to the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center. Revel in the view from the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest, standing at a breathtaking 902 feet above the ground! Marvel at the stunning view of the Emerald City encompassing Mt. Rainier, Lake Washington— the largest lake in King County —the 605-foot-tall Space Needle, and more. Did you know that Columbia Center is nearly twice the height of Seattle's iconic Space Needle?

Sip, Dine & Unwind at the Sky View Café with an Extra Perk

Arm yourself with vouchers for Sky View Café or the gift shop, and find your reserved window seating waiting for you if you opt for the Elite ticket. Nibble on a snack or sip a drink while eyeing Seattle's exquisite skyline. Enjoy an enriching educational experience as you interact with high-tech touchscreens to plan your virtual tour around the city – whether it's riding the Great Wheel, exploring Pike Place Market, or venturing into the San Juan Islands.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Restrooms, Gift Shop, Elevators.

  • Service animals are allowed in the observatory.

  • The visit usually takes up to 90 minutes.


  • The following are not allowed: outside food and beverages, smoking and vaping, pets, luggage, and cash as tender for payment.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction point.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Sky View Observatory - Columbia Center.

  • Address: Floor 73, 700 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States.

  • Landmark: Located one block east of LINK Light Rail Pioneer Square Tunnel Station and walking distance from the waterfront and downtown hotels.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is 4th Ave & Cherry St. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses #111, #114, #212, and more to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Pioneer Square. It is a quick 3-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board tram #1-Line to get you there.

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