The Legends of Smith Tower
Experience the iconic, world-famous Smith Tower Observatory with its historic Otis elevators, stunning, 360-degree views of Seattle and open-air viewing deck. On your way to the top of the tower, enjoy amenities bound to delight visitors of all ages and explore some of the stories and moments that have made Smith Tower a beloved Seattle gem via The Legends of Smith Tower Exhibits. Take your time perusing the exhibits or head straight for the elevator to get up to the Observatory. All tickets include:
  • Access to The Legends of Smith Tower Exhibits beginning 'behind the curtain' at Provisions general store and continuing through the second and Observatory levels. Providing a glimpse into a time when Seattleites were coming to terms with early prohibition and technology that would soon transform their city, the exhibits take you on a journey through time through the lens of Smith Tower. Linger as long as you like at the exhibits before riding up to thirty-fifth floor Observatory in our historic Otis elevator.
  • The experience culminates in the Observatory, featuring a speakeasy-inspired bar with an intriguing and fun menu featuring local favorites and craft cocktails with a pinch of Prohibition, pays homage to Smith Tower's rum-running roots and Chinese Room history.
Locals: $10 (available for purchase at Smith Tower only)

All sales are final. Additional taxes and fees may apply.

Adult Ticket
Price: $14.00

Child Ticket (Ages 6-12)
Price: $10.00

Military with ID
Price: $10.00

Senior Ticket (Ages 65+)
Price: $10.00
First Monday Music
Balboa Blues & Booze

Balboa Blues & Booze Admission Ticket
Price: $15.00

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. Additional taxes and fees may apply.

Live Music Schedule:
Monday, April 3, 2017
Swing 49

Monday, May 1, 2017
Combo De Luxe

Monday, June 5, 2017
Michael Van Bebber 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 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
  • Celebratory cocktail of your choice during your birthday month


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-Runners - Make It a Double
Price: $100.00
Rum-Runners Card


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Seattle, Washington 98104
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