Most reviewed Observation Decks & Towers in Washington

  1. 4.5 Space Needle (19.5k reviews)
    - Fabulous evening, cant beat the view!
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
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    Located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, this iconic landmark and observation tower was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Perch on the glass benches known as “Skyrisers” and gaze out of floor-to-ceiling windows, snap a selfie at the outdoor deck, or head upstairs to The Loupe, an indoor lounge featuring the world’s first and only rotating glass floor. Here, you’ll be greeted with 360-degree views of the downtown Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier, Elliot Bay, and the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. For a smooth-sailing experience, it’s best to pre-purchase a timed ticket. Space Needle is also a part of CityPASS. – Tripadvisor See more..
  2. 4.5 Sky View Observatory (2.588 reviews) from $22.50
    - Excellent experience
    Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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    Private View Packages Now Available! Experience Sky View Observatory exclusively for 1-Hour for yourself and up to 4 people - 5 People total! * Temporarily Closed for General Admission.* Sky View Observatory in downtown Seattle is the ideal first stop on your visit to the Emerald City. Here you can map out your entire Pacific Northwest experience! Sky View is located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center. At 902 feet, it offers the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest. The 360-degree panoramic view includes Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle and the city of Seattle. See more..
  3. 4.5 Smith Tower Visitor Experience (801 reviews) from $16.00
    - Lunch with a panoramic view
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Observation Decks & Towers
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    Enjoy Smith Tower like you've never seen it before. Immerse yourself in exhibits that take you on a journey through the past one hundred years. Make your way to the top of the tower for an amazing vantage point from the Observatory, including an open-air deck that will give you 360-degree views of Seattle and beyond. Then take a moment to indulge in Prohibition-inspired craft cocktails and shareable plates with a group of friends or your loved ones. Don't forget to make a wish in the Wishing Chair. It's the perfect selfie to post of your visit to Smith Tower. See more..
  4. 4.5 Westport Viewing Tower (56 reviews)
    - Great photo shoot
    Thursday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent < 1 hour Observation Decks & Towers
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    Free, dog friendly, even kids, & great views of port. This only takes a little time but will provide some of your best shots of the port, boats, & town. You got the free part right? Park, walk around town, look at the boats, eat at Bennett’s Fish Shack, then give it a look See more..
  5. 5.0 Washington Pass (39 reviews)
    - Worth the drive
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    An overlook in North Cascades National Park offering some of the most spectacular views. See more..
  6. 5.0 WIndy Ridge Viewpoint (33 reviews)
    - Must experience this!
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    Windy Ridge is actually the very last stop of Mt St Helens east entrance. From the beginning of the east entrance to the end is roughly 20 miles and it is heaven along the way. The west entrance was nice but this ….. oh wow! Aside from lava flow fields on the west side, this area has the dead tress strewn on the hillsides. At this stop, there are lots of wooden stairs going straight up and the top with a 360 view. If you don’t already have a park pass, this where a park ranger is and he collects $5 for the entrance…backward – right? LOL. BTW, CASH ONLY. He gives you a ticket to put in your window. Oh, and I never had to pay anyone for the west entrance but they got my money via goods. If you look on the website, it shows the east and south as requiring a permit but not the west. At this last stop you also get a closer view of the crater! Ok, pay the fee and walk way up those steps to Windy Ridge. Trust me it’s worth it – just take your time. At the top, you can see Johnston Ridge Observatory across the way, Spirit Lake where logs still float from the blast and the trail I was talking about starting at the observatory which leads to the lake, Mt Rainier, Mt Hood, Mt Adams and Loowit Falls under the crater’s mouth. It is divine. I could go on with adjectives but you get the picture? See for yourself with my postings of pictures. I spent at least 1.5 hours at this last stop. A couple of stops (Donnybrook and Harmony) on the right hand side before Windy Ridge have wonderful views of Spirit Lake. The Smith Creek stop on the left side right before Windy has a huge circular drive area and many people can sit on top of a stone built wall to take in the beauty of Oregon across the way. I started from Ashford, WA around 8 am and did not get back until 3:00 pm so plan accordingly. I thought this would take a couple of hours but I was wrong. This entrance MUST be a part of your Mt St Helens experience. See more..
  7. 4.0 Overlook Point Park (1 review)
    - Tiny park, but offers a spectacular view!
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts • Observation Decks & Towers
    It's a tiny park with a couple of picnic tables to play chess and a swing, possibly some playground equipment. I went for the view. You can see Mt. Ranier and the Capital Building from this great view. See more..

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