Sky View Observatory Seattle



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Soar to the 73rd floor of the Sky View Observatory for the best views of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest when you book your tickets online with City Sightseeing! The tallest building west of the Mississippi River, you're guaranteed unobstructed panoramic views of the city, Elliott Bay and beyond to Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker.
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90 Minutes Duration
Paper Voucher Required
Cancellation Policy

Please see the 'Know before you go' section for details

A printed voucher is required for this tour.

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.


  • Enjoy spectacular views of Seattle, and towards the mountains, lakes and sea beyond the city limit
  • Relax and unwind at the Sky View Café
  • Spend as long as you like admiring the unobstructed 360-degree views of Seattle and beyond
  • Visit the Sky View Observatory, the tallest public viewing platform in Seattle and the Pacific NW


  • General admission to Sky View Observatory


    Located on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, Sky View Observatory is the tallest public viewing platform in the entire Pacific Northwest. Hop in the lift and within 70 seconds you’ll be over 900 feet above Seattle’s city streets. With panoramic 360-degree views, Sky View Observatory is the perfect place to get your bearings and pick out the sights that you might want to visit later.

    See Pike Place Market, the Great Wheel and watch as ferries cross Elliott Bay as they head to Bainbridge Island. Watch as the sun sets over the Olympic Mountains and marvel at the iconic Mount Rainier, an active volcano less than 60 miles from Seattle. You can even relax and enjoy the delicious food and drinks on offer at the Sky View Café. Talk about a room with a view!

    Before you Go

    Sky View Observatory
    • Open daily
      • Spring/summer: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Autumn/winter: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Hours may vary on certain holidays and for private events
    • Last entry: 1 hour before closing
    • On presenting your voucher at the Box Office, you will be given a ticket for the next available entry time; immediate entry is not guaranteed
    • Visit duration: 45-90 minutes
    • Luggage and large bags cannot be accommodated in the observatory; there are no lockers or storage facilities
    • Prams/strollers can be taken inside the observatory
    • Service animals are welcome


    Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.

    Supplied by

    City Sightseeing Seattle
    Urban Outings Seattle DBA (by appointment only), 1631 15th West Avenue
    WA 98119, Seattle, United States of America