Legends of Smith Tower


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

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.

Weekend dates are not available online during our peak-season months of June - September. SORRY, NO RESERVATIONS.

Admission is valid on the selected date only. Re-entry is permitted, with a valid ticket, for the selected date only. Re-entry is not guaranteed and is based on available capacity upon your return time. Not valid on blackout dates or when closed for private events.
Please refer to the 'Hours of Operation' at http://www.smithtower.com/observatory.php, for more information. If arriving before 9PM, please enter through the Observatory check-in, located two doors south of the Main Lobby entrance at 500 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.

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 Washington State ID)
  • After-hours (after 9PM, through the Main Lobby): $12
  • AAA Discount: 25% off regular Adult Ticket pricing (a valid AAA membership card must be pres

Adult Ticket
Regular Price: $19.00
Online Sale Price: $17.10

Child Ticket (Ages 6-12)
Regular Price: $15.00
Online Sale Price: $13.50

Military with ID
Regular Price: $15.00
Online Sale Price: $13.50

Senior Ticket (Ages 65+)
Regular Price: $15.00
Online Sale Price: $13.50
Balboa, Blues & Booze
Presented by The Hot Rhythm Club

Balboa, Blues and Booze Admission Ticket
Price: $20.00

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 is back, presented by Hot Rhythm Club! Get ready for a swingin' good time at this social dance party combined with live jazz music. The Observatory at Smith Tower is home to this fun and lively event every month. Be swept back in time with balboa and vintage jazz. Don't know how to dance balboa? 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 dancin' shoes.


The First Monday of Every Month (some exceptions may apply)
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Doors open at 7pm
$20/ticket. WA State sales tax and a $1.50 transaction fee apply.

Live Music Schedule:

September 3, 2018
Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints

October 1, 2018
Jen Hodge

November 5, 2018
The Rainieros

December 3, 2018
Greg Ruby Trio

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 Legends of Smith Tower Exhibits Observatory and Observatory Bar, year-round
  • **NEW** A complimentary guest visit with each visit.
  • **NEW** 10% off food & beverage (yes, this includes alcohol!) in the Observatory Bar.
  • 10% off all gifts and souvenirs in the Observatory Check-in.
  • One complimentary cocktail during your birthday month (non-alcoholic beverages are acceptable too!).

MAKE IT A DOUBLE - $160 FOR TWO CARDS (a 20% savings!)

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

  • That's TWO complimentary guests with each visit, and TWO birthday month cocktails, per cardholder.
  • 'Make it a Double' cards are valid for pairs in the same household and/or mailing address.

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. 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 Card
Price: $99.00
Rum-Runner's Card

Rum-Runner's - Make It a Double
Price: $160.00
Rum-Runner's Card

Rum-Runner's Company Card
Price: $500.00

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 food & beverage in the Observatory Bar.
  • 10% off gifts & souvenirs in the Observatory Check-in.
  • 15% off total bill for private events, not including service fees or gratuity.
  • 15% off total bill for group reservations of 20 - 40 people, not including service fees or gratuity.
* 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. Blackout dates apply.


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