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A View From the Top: Seattle’s Tallest Observatory

Jun 19, 2018

Sky View Observatory and Columbia Center in Seattle is a prime destination for your next student group trip—now complete with a newly re-imagined Sky View Experience that offers sweeping 360-degree panoramic views of the Pacific Northwest at a staggering 902 feet off the ground.

Complete with innovative, interactive technology, the experience begins by guiding guests down a new private pathway to an elevator that will transport them to the top of the observatory—climbing 73 stories in just 70 seconds.

“Upon arrival, visitors can create their own tour guide experience from the top of Seattle,” said Jennifer Tucker, general manager at Sky View Observatory. “We bring the city of Seattle to life through interactive content, which is displayed throughout the observatory on stationary, large-screen monitors for the best possible viewing. We’ve included attractions from the Museum of Flight to the Seattle Mariners to Ride the Ducks.”

Tucker also notes the organization is working with Seattle’s premier venues and destinations to give guests an opportunity to learn about everything Seattle has to offer and plan their next trip.

While visiting the Sky View Observatory, your group can enjoy an enhanced food and beverage experience featuring some top regional culinary trends—pork belly bao buns, gruyere mushroom puffs and some carefully selected shareable plates, to name a few.

Open seven days a week, the scenic Sky View Observatory offers plenty of opportunities to soak up the views. Keep it on your radar for your next student group trip.

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Sarah Suydam is a Staff Writer at Teach & Travel

Photo courtesy of Mike Reid.