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Originally published May 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM | Page modified May 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM

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Space Needle

This vertical icon of the city is so kitschy it’s become cool, and it gives a great view of the city from the top.

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This vertical icon of the city is so kitschy it’s become cool, and it gives a great view of the city from the top. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it’s 605 feet tall and looks like a spaceship on stilts, towering over Seattle Center (seattlecenter.com), a cultural complex where you could easily spend hours at the Pacific Science Center, Chihuly glass display, food court, theatres or simply watching kids frolic in a giant outdoor fountain.

Get there on the Seattle Center Monorail (another nicely kitschy World’s Fair legacy, seattlemonorail.com) from Westlake Center in the heart of downtown; it takes just a few minutes.

Info: The Space Needle is open daily, including evenings. Admission starts at $19 (adult) for the elevator ride to the observation deck, 520 feet up. Or get a meal with a view at Skycity Restaurant. spaceneedle.com or 206-905-2200.

Kristin Jackson: kjackson@seattletimes.com

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