The Space Needle, Chihuly Garden, and MoPOP


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these attractions are currently closed. Visit their websites for more information.

We spent an afternoon visiting a few of Seattle’s most popular attractions. Our first stop was the iconic Space Needle. The observation towers stands 605 feet tall and offers great 360-degree views.




The indoor observation deck and open-air viewing area located at 520 feet has an observation level featuring a revolving glass floor that’s 500 feet above the ground.

It takes 43 seconds to travel in a Space Needle elevator from the ground to the tower’s top level.


After admiring the tower’s views, we made our way back down to the ground level and went to Chihuly Garden and Glass next door. The long-term exhibition showcases the creative glass creations of artist, Dale Chihuly.


The exhibition includes eight Galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse and a lush Garden.



The centerpiece of Chihuly Garden and Glass is the Glasshouse which features an expansive 100-foot long sculpture. It’s one of Chihuly’s largest suspended sculptures.


The Garden features paths lined with trees, plants and flowers.


After Chihuly Garden, we walked over to the Museum of Pop Culture. The nonprofit museum is dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music, movies, video games, and science fiction.


The museum houses both permanent and temporary exhibitions, including several interactive exhibits. It’s all housed in a 140,000 square foot building designed by architect Frank O. Gehry.



Such a cool afternoon! It was nice to visit Seattle’s popular attractions and fairly easy since they’re located next to one another. We headed back to the apartment and I was ready for some food and drinks.

Space Needle
400 Broad Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 905-2100

Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 753-4940

Museum of Pop Culture
325 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 770-2700

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