OBSERVATORY

SMITH TOWER OBSERVATORY

Experience the iconic, world-famous Smith Tower Observatory with its historic Otis elevators, stunning 360-degree views of Seattle, and open-air viewing deck.

THE LEGENDS OF SMITH TOWER

AN OBSERVATORY EXPERIENCE

On your way to the top of the tower, explore some of the stories, figures and moments that have made Smith Tower a beloved Seattle gem. Your ticket includes:

  • Access to The Legends of Smith Tower exhibits begins "behind the curtain" and continues through the second and Observatory levels. The exhibits take you on a journey through time, providing a glimpse into a time when Seattleites were coming to terms with early Prohibition and technology that would soon transform their city.
  • The experience culminates in the Observatory, now featuring a speakeasy-inspired bar with an intriguing and fun menu featuring local favorites and craft cocktails with a pinch of Prohibition that pays homage to Smith Tower's rum-running roots and Chinese Room history.

TICKETS AVAILABLE DAILY ONLINE OR AT THE SMITH TOWER OBSERVATORY CHECK-IN
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Adults: $19
Seniors, Military/Student (with ID), and Children (Age 5 to 12): $15.00
Locals: $12 (purchase at Smith Tower only)
AAA: $14.25 (purchase at Smith Tower only)
WA state sales tax and a $1.50 convenience fee apply.

HOURS:

Observatory Check-In
Daily, 10:00am to 9:00pm

Observatory & Bar
Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00am to 11:00pm, Thursday – Saturday: 10:00am to Midnight

Access and tickets available through the Main Lobby after 9:00pm, with the last elevator up one hour before close. Depending on visitor volume, there may be wait times to ride the elevator to the Observatory. No reservations, walk-ins only. For parties of 20 or more, please see Group Reservations. As a courtesy to other guests, please ensure your entire group has arrived before you ankle up to the Observatory, as incomplete parties will not be admitted to the 35th floor.

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STRAIGHT UP BY NIGHT

LATE NIGHT ACCESS TO THE OBSERVATORY

Ideal if you're looking to simply enjoy the Observatory and bar "after hours". Your ticket includes a quick ride up to the thirty-fifth floor via our historic Otis elevator where you'll step out into the Observatory level and enjoy an intriguing menu with local favorites and craft cocktails with a pinch of Prohibition along with the amazing views.


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SMITH TOWER ONLY
Sunday – Wednesday; 9:00pm to 11:00pm, Thursday-Saturday: 9:00pm to Midnight
Tickets: $12


Access and tickets available through the Main Lobby after 9:00pm, with the last elevator up one hour before close. Depending on visitor volume, there may be wait times to ride the elevator to the Observatory. No reservations, walk-ins only. For parties of 20 or more, please see Group Reservations. As a courtesy to other guests, please ensure your entire group has arrived before you ankle up to the Observatory, as incomplete parties will not be admitted to the 35th floor.

RUM RUNNER'S CARD

YOUR ALL ACCESS PASS

Love the Observatory? In honor of our bootlegging roots, we're introducing a new Rum Runner's Card so our frequent guests can enjoy exclusive benefits all year long, including:

  • Unlimited access to The Observatory, Legends of Smith Tower exhibits and thirty-fifth floor bar year-round
  • NEW - One complimentary guest per visit
  • 10% off all gifts and souvenirs
  • 10% off food
  • NEW - 10% off all beverages (yes, this includes alcohol!)
  • One celebratory cocktail of your choice during your birthday month (non-alcoholic beverages are acceptable too!)

Rum Runner's Card
$99 per card

MAKE IT A DOUBLE

Can't wait to share the Observatory with another? Then, "Make It A Double". All the same swanky benefits, but double the fun with Rum Runner's Cards for two.


$160 for two cards


Rum Runner's Cards are valid for one year from purchase date. Subject to availability, blackout dates apply. Special events not included. All sales are final. Additional taxes and fees may apply. Rum Runner's Cards and valid ID must be presented to grant entry. Smith Tower and its management reserve the right in their sole discretion to refuse service to any patron and/or to revoke the Rum Runner's Card of any individual or company (without refund), due to inappropriate, disrespectful, violent, harassing or otherwise unacceptable behavior by the cardholder or by the cardholder's guests or companions.

RUM RUNNER'S COMPANY CARD

For our favorite businesses looking for an iconic place to entertain clients, host unique company events, or have another "office", then this is the card for you. Our Rum Runner's Company Card is transferable among employees of the participating company and the card must be presented by an employee of the participating company when visiting the tower. The Rum Runner's Company Card offers these exclusive benefits*:

  • Up to 12 people allowed per visit, in addition to the cardholder.
  • 10% off retail purchases
  • 10% off food & beverage
  • 15% off total bill for private events, not including service fees or gratuity.
  • 15% off total bill for group reservations of 20 – 32 people.

$500 per card


*We kindly request a current company list of all employees who will be using the card. A company business card, or other form of verification must be presented with the Company Card. Available Sunday through Thursday only. Presentation of Rum Runner's Company Card required for admission. Admission and seating are based on availability unless a Group Reservation has been made. Not valid for special events. Additional guest passes not included.

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OBSERVATORY UPDATES


Please see below for a list of dates and times that Observatory tickets will be unavailable for purchase.


October


Saturday, October 20

Ticket sales end at 4:00pm


Friday, October 26

Ticket sales end at 3:00pm for Zom-Bees Knees Bash


Saturday, October 27

Ticket sales end at 3:00pm for Zom-Bees Knees Bash


Wednesday, October 31

Ticket sales end at 3:00pm for Zom-Bees Knees Bash


Some characters, stories, and places depicted in the Smith Tower visitor experience and exhibit content are based on real people and actual events and locations, and in certain cases, have been changed for dramatic purposes. Conversely, some characters, stories, and places may be entirely fictitious. Copyright 2016 Unico Properties, LLC. All rights reserved.

BRINGING A GROUP? CHECK OUT OUR GROUP RESERVATION OPTIONS FOR DAY AND EVENING.

EXPERIENCE A WORLD-FAMOUS OBSERVATORY

The spirit of Seattle's original skyscraper shines through. Experience fascinating exhibits and a 360-degree view from the Observatory that includes an outdoor deck and a speakeasy-style bar featuring classic cocktails, fresh local oysters, and other shareable plates of goodness.