What is Seattle Center
Seattle Center is part park, part complex of attractions and entertainment venues. Located on the site of the 1962 World's Fair, it is the place where Seattle plays and celebrates.
Where is Seattle Center
Seattle Center is located on the north side of downtown Seattle.
The address for Seattle Center is
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
How to Get to Seattle Center
Drive and Park:
You can drive to Seattle Center via Interstate 5 or Highway 99. The streets can be a bit confusing, with one-way configurations that make you feel like you're driving in circles. You are! Keep an eye on the Space Needle as a landmark, follow the signs, and you can't get too lost. Pay parking garages and lots are located around the periphery of Seattle Center.
Map to Seattle Center
When the Seattle Monorail is in operation, you can take it from the Westlake Center shopping mall in downtown Seattle to a station near the base of the Space Needle. The Metro Bus is another option; several bus stops are located by Seattle Center.
For dedicated walkers, Seattle Center is about 2 miles north of Seattle's downtown core.
Things to Do at Seattle Center
There is no fee to get into the grounds of Seattle Center. However, most attractions and venues charge specific admission or tickets fees, as do some large festivals. Still, you'll find there is a lot of fun to be had at Seattle Center for free.
Attractions at Seattle Center
- The Space Needle
- Pacific Science Center
- Experience Music Project
- Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
- Chihuly Garden and Glass
- Seattle Center House
Arts and Entertainment at Seattle Center
- Seattle Storm at the Key Arena
- Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall
- INTIMAN Theatre
- More Arts at Seattle Center...
Festivals at Seattle Center
- Northwest Folklife Festival
- The Bite of Seattle
- More Seattle Center Festivals...
Where to Eat at Seattle Center
Seattle Center House - The Armory
The old Center House food court offerings are in the process of being completely updated. The new dining options feature local businesses and local foods in a lighter and more modern atmosphere. A few old favorites will remain, including Seattle Fudge and Kabob.
Collections Cafe at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Northwest fare and small plates are on the menu at this eclectic restaurant.
Pacific Science Center
Visitors to Pacific Science Center can eat lunch and dinner at the Fountains Cafe.
The Pop Kitchen + Bar at Experience Music Project serves fresh, locally sourced foods along with seasonal microbrews.
The Space Needle
Sky City Restaurant atop the Space Needle serves lunch and dinner accompanied by fabulous views. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations are highly recommended - 206-905-2100.