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 and self-guiding tours. 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; access to the observatory level requires a tour ticket.
The Straight Up tour offers quick access to the observatory level, while the 40-minute Legends of Smith Tower self-guiding tour includes street-level exhibits as well as a trip to the observatory level.
Food is available.