No trip to Seattle would be complete without a visit to the Famous Seattle Space Needle. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the forward-looking theme of which was “Century 21,” the 602-foot Needle looks like a huge flying saucer on a towering tripod. At the 520-foot level, the observation deck provides panoramic views of the area’s surrounding bays, lakes, mountains, and other points of interest. Just below, at 500-feet, diners enjoy a 360-degree view in the revolving Sky City restaurant. On the way up to, entertaining and comedic elevator operators rattle off fun facts and invite visitors to test their Needle knowledge. When on the observation deck you don’t have to guess what you’re looking at. The staff has got all the answers and when you visit, so will you. Colorful, imaginative environmental graphics around the outer edge of the level, and the informative displays along the interior contain more descriptive data and trivia than one can hold in a single head. Get your camera ready, these views are something you will definitely want to put in your vacation scrap book!
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