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 most expensive elevator ride in America.
Pike Place Market(0.9 km)
Pike Place Market is not entirely indoors, but nearly.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park - Seattle Unit(0.3 km)
A key attraction in the Pioneer Square area.
Underground Tour(0.2 km)
The underground tour covers the area around Pioneer Square, and visits sites both above and below ground.
Experience Music Project(2.5 km)
A rock 'n' roll museum, designed by Frank Gehry, and which has the Jimi Hendrix special exhibit.
The Seattle Great Wheel(0.9 km)
A 175 feet tall Ferris wheel with 42 gondolas each holding up to 8 people.
Art Walk(0.2 km)
The Art Walk is almost synonymous with Pioneer Square and takes place on the first Thursday of every month.
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.
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