Seattle Center & The Space Needle
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The Space Needle, Seattle's iconic feature, glistens at a distance from downtown. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, it's stood as the
crown of the downtown skyline ever since. Tours, complete with elevator trips to the top of the needle, are given daily by cheery, informative
guides. The rotating restaurant, SkyCity, serving elegant Northwest cuisine, is a special treat, perfect for the visitor looking for
a really distinct experience.
Though the Space Needle is the most recognizable part of the Center, there's
much more here. Key Arena hosts Sonics games and top pop concerts, the Mercer Arts Arena gives opera and dance performances, while the
Seattle Repertory Theatre puts on the city's best theater at Bagley Wright Theatre. Bumbershoot, the extravagant music party that ends
Seattle's summer, happens every year on Labor Day weekend. Stop by the IMAX Theatre for some stunning high-tech movies, brush up your
skating talent at the Skate Park, or walk over to EMP for a journey through rock history.