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Space Needle and the Experience Music Project Museum

Space Needle and the Experience Museum Project Building


Seattle Center is one of Seattle's main tourist destinations.  Tourism started here in a big way with the 1962 Century 21 Exposition.  Since then, the Exposition's Space Needle has become one of Seattle's top tourist attractions and the entire campus of Seattle Center is a beehive of arts, tourism, and entertainment activities.  The campus of Seattle Center is a fun and scenic place to stroll. 

For photographers, Seattle Center offers many different photographic opportunities.  You can spend lots of time taking photos of the Space Needle, the Experience Music Project building, the Seattle Monorail, the International Fountain, and the sculptures and landscaping on the Seattle Center campus.


Seattle Center's Olympic Iliad Sculpture

Olympic Iliad        Alexander Liberman      1984



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The following is a list of the main attractions on the Seattle Center campus.  Please click on the name to go to the detailed information for that attraction.


Space Needle

Space Needle

The Space Needle is Seattle’s Eiffel Tower.  Its elegance and futuristic look have aged well and it is a Seattle architectural icon recognized internationally.


Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass


This is a dazzling new attraction at Seattle Center.  It is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the significant contribution to the world of glass art by Dale Chihuly. The exhibition does a masterful job of presenting Chihuly’s resplendent glass art in indoor galleries, a glasshouse, and in a lovely series of outdoor garden installations. This is a must see attraction for Seattleites and for Seattle visitors that appreciate art and botanical gardens. 



EMP Museum


Experience Music Project Museum

This museum is housed in Seattle's most unusual building.  The EMP Museum is a fun destination that features excellent exhibits about the history of rock music with an emphasis on Jimi Hendrix.  Science fiction buffs will also enjoy the science fiction offerings.



Seattle Center Monorail

Seattle Center Monorail


One really fun and practical attraction in Seattle is the Seattle Center Monorail. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, the Seattle Center Monorail has served the city well over its long life. 



The Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center

Featuring beautiful architecture from the 1962 World's Fair, the Pacific Science Center offers a lot of science fun for the kids.


International Fountain

International Fountain


A delightful attraction at Seattle Center.


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