About This Tour
Sky View Observatory
Located at the Columbia Center Ride in downtown Seattle, ride up 73 stories to the Sky View Observatory. Here, visitors will find the perfect panorama of city, ocean and mountains. Visually explore the city’s skyscrapers, residential neighborhoods, shipping port and sports stadiums, then look beyond to the mountains of the Olympic Range. On perfect weather days, Mount Rainier can be visible. The Columbia Center itself is 76 stories tall and was completed in 1985. It was built to withstand earthquakes and hurricane force winds, making it one of the strongest buildings in the Pacific Northwest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there restrooms?
- Yes, public restrooms are available.
Does observatory accept wheelchairs, scooters or strollers?
How long does the elevator take to the top of the observatory?
- The ride to the top only takes 73 seconds!
How much time should I spend at the top?
- Plan for 45 - 90 minutes at the top for a complete experience. Your ticket allows only 1 entry admission.
Is food and drink available at the observatory?
- Yes! Visit the Sky View Cafe, open during observation hours.
Is the observatory good for children?
- Yes! Children of all ages are welcome.
What are the hours of operation at the observatory?
What Hop-On, Hop-Off Stop is nearest to the Sky View Observatory?
- Get off on Stop #9 and look for the Columbia Center located at 701 5th Ave.
Where is the Sky View Observatory located?
- The Sky View Observatory is located at the Columbia Center at 700, 4th Avenue, Seattle WA 98104. The elevator to the top is located in the atrium of the the center.