Inspiring the Future at the Seattle Space Needle

When you visit Seattle, Washington, there are a few things you should do. Things like drink some coffee, walk along the pier, visit Pike’s Place Market, and go to the top of the Space Needle.

Constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle was meant to be both an iconic landmark and a vision of the future. The fair’s theme was Century 21, which also inspired the monorail.

The story behind how the Space Needle came to be is rather interesting. If you like history and want some neat facts to wow your friends, read about how the Space Needle started on a napkin.

Seattle Space Needle - Travellistic

I took this particular picture on my most recent trip to Seattle, when I went to pick up my visa for teaching English in Korea. I didn’t go to the top this time but I have several times in the past. The views are great, especially on a really clear day when you can see Mount Rainier.

Strange But True: “The Committee Hoping for Extra-Terrestrial Encounters to Save the Earth (CHEESE) claims to have plans from the 1962 World’s Fair that show the Space Needle was constructed to send transmissions to advanced beings in other solar systems.” [More Fun Facts]

Right next to the Space Needle is the Alweg Monorail which you can ride across town and get off a few blocks from the pier.

Alweg Monorail Seattle - Travellistic

Relax, read a book, chat with friends, or soak up some sun on the fountain lawns.

Fountain Lawn Seattle - Travellistic

Map of Seattle Center - Travellistic

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Hi, welcome to Travellistic! I'm Tim, I'm from America but right now I'm living in Suwon, South Korea.

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