Seattle Space Needle: Weekly Wander

Seattle Space Needle: Weekly Wander

You know those last minute trips I talk about? Our trip to the Space Needle in Seattle was one of those.

Due to my fear of heights, this may not have been the best adventure in the world for my family. I did my best to maintain the calm for all our sake. It was definitely worth it. The view is phenomenal. If you haven’t been you should plan a trip. Not just for the Space Needle but for Seattle in general. There is so much to see and do there. Pike’s Market, The San Juan Islands, and the Pacific Science Center to name a few.




The Space Needle

 

Image by Steph

History

The Space Needle was built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. It was built atop a 30 foot deep foundation, 120 by 120 feet wide. The foundation weights more than the structure itself. It is built to withstand 200 mile per hour winds and was still standing after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2001. This is music to my ears. Maybe it is safe up there.

Cost

Adult tickets cost $22 while kids ages 5 to 12 are only $14. They also offer packages on their website. If you’d like to visit a few other places in the Seattle Center it might save you some money.

Extras

SkyCity is a restaurant at the top of the Space Needle that rotates. Reservations required. I’ve only been there once when I was a kid. If I remember correctly I ate a $36 hamburger. I think that puts the pricing into perspective.

Image by Steph

All in all the Space Needle is a sight to see. I highly recommend it!

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