AAA Editor Notes
Smith Tower is at 506 2nd Ave. in Pioneer Square. At 522-feet-tall, this 42-story building was the tallest west of the Mississippi River when it was built in 1914. Guests learn about the tower's history through exhibits in the Legends of Smith Tower experience. The 35th-floor observatory features a speakeasy-themed cocktail bar and cafe as well as an open-air observation deck that offers 360-degree views of Seattle, the Olympics, Mount Rainier and the Cascades.
Timed admission tickets include street-level exhibits as well as a manually operated elevator ride to the observatory level.
Food is available.