Built in 1914, the Smith Tower was Seattle's first skyscraper and is probably the only tall building left in Seattle where uniformed attendants operate the elevators. Instead of stepping into a metal box with no view, you'll observe the different floors and peer into offices as you ascend or descend. How many people under the age of, say, 20 or so have ever had that experience? An outdoor observation deck on the 35th floor wraps completely around the four sides of the tower, providing panoramic views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including Mt. Rainier, as well as of Elliott Bay, downtown Seattle, and Pioneer Square. The interior of the 35th floor contains the Chinese Room, with an ornate carved ceiling and a number of decorative flourishes imported from China in the early 20th century.
506 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
Smith Tower and Nearby Attractions on Map
Space Needle(2.4 km)
The Space Needle is the tallest observation tower in Washington, soaring to a height of 605 feet in Seattle Center.
Pike Place Market(0.9 km)
The Pike Place Market is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States, dating back to August 1907.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park(0.3 km)
The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in the historic Cadillac Hotel building is a museum dedicated to Seattle's role in the Gold Rush.
Museum of Pop Culture(2.5 km)
Earlier known as the Experience Music Project, the Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP is dedicated to contemporary popular culture.
Seattle Great Wheel(0.9 km)
The Seattle Great Wheel is a giant Ferris wheel at Pier 57 on Elliott Bay that extends out over the water.
Seattle Art Museum(0.8 km)
The museum's recent physical expansion, coupled with an aggressive campaign to expand the collection, now displays an good overview assortment of art from around the world.
Tilikum Place Park(2.1 km)
The Tilikum Place Park is home to the famous statue of Chief Seattle.
Pacific Science Center(2.5 km)
The Pacific Science Center is an interactive science museum for kids, originally built as the United States Science Pavilion for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle.
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