Seattle is an incredibly vibrant city with so much culture, natural beauty and activity. Here are links to valuable website resources that can help you plan your visit to Seattle
The Space Needle
The Space Needle was built at the same time as the Monorail for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair: Century 21. It stands at a height of 605 feet and provides a 360-degree view of Seattle from the Observation Deck. Be sure to check out The Loupe, the world’s first and only revolving glass floor.
To get to the Space Needle, ride the Monorail to Seattle Center station. The Space Needle is located in front of the station at the bottom of the ramp.
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market has been a defining Seattle icon for more than a century. The Market spans nine historic acres in the center of downtown and is brought to life by the hundreds of farmers, crafters, small businesses, and residents that call it “home”.
Ride the Monorail to Westlake Center station. Exit the train, use the stairwell/elevator on the left side of the platform and exit at street level. Turn right and walk to the corner of 5th Avenue and Pike Street. Turn right at Pike Street and walk down a couple of blocks until you reach Pike Place Market.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Don’t miss out on the stunning Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit which provides guests with an in-depth look at local artist, Dale Chihuly’s, career and significant pieces of work. We recommend visiting the exhibit at night!
To get to Chihuly Garden and Glass, ride the Monorail to Seattle Center station. The exhibition is located next to the Space Needle at the bottom of the ramp. Walk to the right of the Space Needle to find the entrance to the exhibition.
Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center aims to ignite curiosity in people of all ages and hopes to inspire creative thinking that will fuel the innovations of the future.
To get to Pacific Science Center, ride the Monorail to Seattle Center station. From the station, take the bridge that leads to the Armory, exit the Armory through the doors located to the right of Starbucks. Look straight ahead and you will see Pacific Science Center’s famous white arches.
Seattle Children's Museum
The Children’s Museum provides the joy of discovery for your children and family by bringing fun, creative, hands-on exploration of the world around them. It’s an awesome opportunity to learn while having a good time. This Museum is perfect for families with children age 10 and younger!
To get to The Children’s Museum, ride the Monorail to Seattle Center station. From the station, take the bridge that leads to the Armory, turn right and take the stairs / elevator down one floor.
Museum of Pop Culture
MoPOP is dedicated to music, science fiction and pop culture. MoPOP features exhibits that focus on music icons like Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana. It also has incredible science fiction exhibits, which feature original props and artifacts from legendary films like The Matrix and Terminator.
To get to MoPOP, ride the Monorail to Seattle Center station. Exit the station using the ramp and continuing going left. MoPOP is the bright, colorful building shaped like a smashed guitar.
Seattle Int'l Film Festival
Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the SIFF is the largest, most highly-attended film festival in the United States reaching more than 150,000 annually. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year.
To get to SIFF Cinema Uptown, ride the Monorail to Seattle Center station. Walk through the Armory and past the International Fountain and Climate Pledge Arena. Turn right on Queen Anne Avenue North and the cinema will be on your left. SIFF Film Center is located at Seattle Center in the Northwest Rooms just south of Seattle Rep.
This 74-acre park is Seattle’s premier arts and cultural hub, featuring 30 popular attractions, including the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture, outdoor public art, and the International Fountain, along with dining and entertainment options inside the Armory
Ride the Monorail to Seattle Center station. Walk down the ramp to get to Seattle Center attractions or walk across the sky bridge to access the Armory.
The region’s premier resource for hands-on marine experiences and conservation education, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound and our world’s one big ocean.
Ride the Monorail to Westlake Center station. Exit the train, use the stairwell/elevator to the left side of the platform and exit at street level. Turn right and walk to the corner of 5th Avenue and Pike Street. Continue to walk down Pike Street until you get to the waterfront. The Seattle Aquarium is located on Pier 59.
One summer day almost a decade ago, the Seattle Center Monorail conductor saw a little stuffed animal bunny sitting on an empty train seat. While the bunny waited in lost and found, we took him on adventures all over Seattle Center and shared photos of “Monorail Bunny” on social media in hopes that someone would recognize the lost toy. When no one claimed the bunny, we happily adopted him!
Since then, Monorail Bunny has explored all over Seattle and the Pacific Northwest!
A few years later, a passenger left behind a little otter on the Monorail – we were unsuccessful in finding Otter’s owner. Since then, Otter began traveling with Monorail Bunny on trips around Seattle. Soon after, Puff the Penguin joined the group! Now, they’re family – best friends and traveling companions. They love exploring Seattle, but are taking some time off at home to help prevent the spread of germs.
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