Seattle Local Attractions: Smith Tower

For your next vacation, consider booking a trip to Seattle. The city has a little something for everyone. You can spend your days walking around downtown Seattle and nearby Capitol Hill popping into coffee shops and cafes or window shopping the area’s many boutiques. Read about Seattle local attractions below:

If you love nature, take a drive to the nearby Cascade Mountain Range for some of the most beautiful hikes in the Pacific Northwest. Or walk to Victor Steinbrueck Park, behind Pike Place Market, for stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. You’ll also be able to watch ferries crossing the bay as they take cars and passengers to nearby Bainbridge Island.

While in downtown Seattle, be sure to check out the area’s many historic buildings. Smith Tower was built in 1914 and at the time was the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. Today, the 35-story building is much smaller than many of the skyscrapers in the heart of downtown which is just north of Smith Tower, but the historic building still offers amazing views.

The ground floor of the building has a gift shop as well as historic exhibits that tell the history of the building. At the top floor of the tower is an Observatory with an open-air observation deck and 360-degree views of downtown Seattle, the Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. If the sky is clear, to the Southwest you will be able to see Mt. Rainier, the tallest mountain in Washington state.

The top of Smith Tour also has a speakeasy with craft cocktails and seasonal appetizers. The Smith Tower Observatory and bar is open Sunday – Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – midnight. Tickets to the Observatory cost $19 for adults and $15 for children.

Seattle Major Attractions

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