Seattle's  Space Needle

The Royal Tour

Seattle's Space Needle is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. It was constructed for the 1962 World's Fair.

605 feet tall, the Space Needle is at the heart of Seattle Center. Once the World's Fair site, it is now home to a number of museums and attractions.

While the view from the top is gorgeous, I don't recommend paying to go up. There is no signage describing the view, and the line - even for a timed entry - can exceed an hour, despite advance tickets.

Instead, you can visit some of the other amazing things here at Seattle Center. This sculpture of musical instruments is at the heart of the Museum of Pop Culture.

The International Fountain is a remnant of the World's Fair!

The star, though, is Chihuly Glass and Garden, home to the works of Dale Chihuly.

This blown glass is like nothing I've ever seen before, and is alone a reason to visit Seattle.

Getting to Seattle Center is half the fun, riding a monorail from downtown. Make sure to click the link below for more information about Seattle Center and the Space Needle itself!