After the Space Needle, hubby and I visited Smith Tower. Located smack downtown near the old Pioneer Square, you get a good feel for early Seattle, and great (at times moody) photo opps.
And if the view by itself isn't worth the small entrance fee, the interior of Mr. Smith's loft on the 35th floor is jaw dropping amazing. As the story goes, Smith gifted the Chinese Empress with a Corona typewriter (yes, he's that Smith), and Her Highness was so pleased with that device (used to hammer letters on paper) that she had her best wood carving artisans create the complete lining for his flat. You've got to see the Chinese Room to believe it. As a bonus Her Highness threw in some furniture as well.
The Sky View Observatory to take in the view AND an exhibit on Puget Sound's perimeters.
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