The Legends of Smith Tower


Save 10% by booking online! Discounted pricing reflected below (Retail prices: Adult: $19.00, Child/Senior/Military: $15.00)

The Legends of Smith Tower exhibits will re-open May 16 with a refreshed visitor experience and access to the Observatory. On your way to the top of the tower, explore some of the stories, figures and moments that have made Smith Tower a cultural icon for more than one hundred years. Then, take a ride on the historic Otis elevators to the 35th floor where you'll be welcomed by stunning views and an exhilarating opportunity to take in 360-degrees of Seattle and Puget Sound from the open-air observation deck. Stay awhile and enjoy a craft cocktail or share a plate from our fun, locally-inspired menu.

All sales are final. WA State sales tax and a $1.50 transaction fee apply.

Available for purchase at Smith Tower only:

  • Locals: $12 (with valid ID)
  • AAA Discount: 25% off regular Adult Ticket pricing (a valid AAA membership card must be present)

Adult Ticket
From $17.10

Child Ticket (Ages 6-12)
From $13.50

Military with ID
From $13.50

Senior Ticket (Ages 65+)
From $13.50
First Monday Music
Balboa Blues & Booze

Balboa Blues & Booze Admission Ticket
Price: $15.00
PLEASE NOTE: Access to the Observatory is only available through the purchase of a Balboa, Blues & Booze ticket on the First Monday of evey month.

Balboa, Blues & Booze combines live jazz and blues music with a social dance party! The Observatory at Smith Tower is home to this fun and lively event the first Monday of every month. Be swept back in time with Balboa and Slow Drag Blues. Don't know how to dance Balboa or Blues? We still want you to get down on the dance floor. If you feel so inspired, come in your best 1930s/40s attire, or simply throw on your Friday threads and dancin' shoes.

The First Monday of Every Month
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Doors open at 7pm
$15/ticket. WA State sales tax and a $1.50 transaction fee apply.

Live Music Schedule:

Monday, August 7, 2017 - SOLD OUT
Casey MacGill Trio - TIKI NIGHT

Monday, September 4, 2017
Jacob Zimmerman Trio

Monday, October 2, 2017
Christiaan Van Hemert and Victor Horky Band

Monday, November 6, 2017
Michael Van Bebber Trio

Monday, December 4, 2017
The Greg Ruby Band

Rum-Runner's Card


Love the Observatory? Get a Rum Runner's card and enjoy exclusive benefits all year long, including:

  • Unlimited access to the Observatory, Legends of Smith Tower Exhibits and bar year-round
  • Two complimentary guest tickets per year
  • 10% off on all gifts and souvenirs
  • 10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • One complimentary cocktail during your birthday month (Non-alcoholic beverages are acceptable too!)

All the same swanky benefits, but double the fun with Rum Runner's Cards for two.

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 Card
Price: $59.00
Rum-Runner's Card

Rum-Runner's - Make It a Double
Price: $100.00
Rum-Runner's Card


500 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
info@smithtower.com | 206.624.0414