In light of the recent proclamation by Governor Jay Inslee to shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities, the Smith Tower Visitor Experience will temporarily suspend all operations, effective March 16, 2020. As soon as we have more information about our re-opening date, you'll be the first to know.
We'll be reaching out to guests who've pre-purchased admission tickets for a date in the future, as well as clients with confirmed event or group reservation bookings, to assist them in making alternative arrangements.
We look forward to welcoming our visitors and locals back as soon as possible.
Regards, David Lennon GM, Smith Tower Visitor Experience
SMITH TOWER OBSERVATORY
Save 10% by booking online! Pricing reflected during checkout.
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.
- All access is based on availability upon arrival. Sorry, no reservations.
- During peak times, wait times ranging from 15 minutes - 1.5 hours may apply.
- All-ages are welcome in the Observatory & Bar.
- Online tickets are released one month at a time.
- 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/hours.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.
AVAILABLE IN-PERSON ONLY:
- Locals (with valid Washington State ID): $12 (11am-6pm), $14 (after 6pm)
- Happy Hour: $12 (Tues-Thurs, 4-6pm, through the Observatory check-in)
- After-hours: $14 (after 9pm, through the Main Lobby)
YOUR ALL ACCESS PASS
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
- A complimentary guest visit with each visit.
- 20% off food & beverage (yes, this includes alcohol!) in the Observatory Bar.
- 20% 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.