After Pike Place Market, we headed to the Space Needle.
It was late in the afternoon and extremely crowded. The Space Needle has a timed ticket entry, and the earliest time we could get was six-thirty. We killed time poking around the Space Needle gift shop, called Space Base. It was all very Disney's Tomorrowland.
When we entered the queue, we were handed a pink coaster.
The coaster gave directions for downloading a phone app: with the app and coaster, we could take pictures holding virtual Space Needles. It was fun, a creative idea for entertaining guests stuck in a long queue.
Inside the building, the queue was peppered with displays explaining how the Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair. The displays included historical photographs and building plans. It was clear that there was plenty of excitement regarding this unusual building from the future.
After a long queue, we finally reached the elevators, which took us up over five hundred feet to the observation deck. The observation deck has a cafe and plenty of view points, including an outdoor promenade. We were able to explore at our leisure, before getting back into a queue ( a short queue) for the elevator back down.
The Space Needle is a cool piece of history and architecture: a must-do when visiting Seattle.
As we were leaving the area, we took a funny picture of a storm trooper. I don't think we are suppose to see the back of his costume! It was reminiscent of the characters on Hollywood Blvd!
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Instead of eating at the Bigfoot BBQ, we had dinner at Buckley's, a pub just a few blocks from our hotel. Good food and beer, especially after a long day of traveling and touring.