The Washington Space Needle is located at the directions of 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109.
The Space Needle’s top, an aircraft warning beacon, reaches 605 feet.
The Observation Deck is at 520 feet.
The SkyCity Restaurant revolves at 500 feet.
The SkyLine Banquet Facility hosts events at 100 feet.
The Pavilion entrance and SpaceBase Retail Shop are at the ground level.
Space Needle’s concrete foundation goes 30 feet underground.
To balance its 605 foot structure, the Space Needle’s concrete foundation had to be 30 feet deep because its base was limited to a 120 by 120 foot area, due to size constraints of the lot it was purchased on.
The 120′ x 120′ lot the Space Needle was built on was formerly owned by the city of Seattle, then sold to investors for $75,000 in 1961.
Purchased in 1961, the Space Needle was given a record-breaking goal of being built in a little over a year, to be featured at the opening of the World’s Fair. When construction was successfully finished in 400 days, US Steel dubbed the Space Needle “The 400 Day Wonder.”
There are 848 steps from the bottom of the basement to the top of the Observation Deck.
During the construction of the Space Needle, it took 467 cement trucks less than 12 hours to fill the foundation hole (30 feet deep and 120 feet across). This was the largest continuous concrete pour ever attempted in the West.
San Juan Islands is the site that is also viewed in Washington state.
Dotting Puget Sound, various islands range from small rural getaways to thriving artistic hubs. The San Juan Islands are the best known of Washington's many islands, with the four largest being readily accessible by ferry. Each has a mix of galleries, seafood restaurants, and parks, including San Juan Island National Historic Park where British and American troops became embroiled in the Pig War border dispute. Puget Sound is also orca whale territory, and visitors may see the elegant mammals while on a ferry, from shore, or during a whale watching tour.
Mount Rainier National Park is also a site that is for camping and for wildlife.
Mount Rainier (14,410 feet) is one of a geologically recent chain of volcanoes in the Cascade Mountains. Also known as Mount Tacoma, the volcanic massif is often shrouded in cloud for days on end. But on clear days, it's a landmark visible from many miles away, including from Seattle and Olympia.
Located south of Seattle, Mount Rainier lies at the center of its namesake national park. The Road to Paradise is open, weather permitting, year-round, allowing visitors to reach high elevations for hiking in summer and snowshoeing in winter. A scenic drive winds through the dense forests, taking in waterfalls and views of the Cascade Mountains volcano. Other attractions are within easy distance of the park, including Northwest Trek wildlife park in Eatonville and the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad in the little town of Elbe.
Spokane is a beautiful peaceful place to take pictures and to observe its beauty.
East of the Cascade Mountains, much of Washington State is less populated farmland. The weather is sunnier on this side of the mountains, but the tourist draws are also fewer and farther between. Spokane lies on the border with Idaho, and this major Washington city is a hub of attractions (parks especially) and amenities. A variety of gardens, including the Nishinomiya Japanese Garden, attract visitors to Spokane's Manito Park. The flowerbeds are particularly vibrant during summer. Spokane's venue for the 1974 World's Fair, Riverfront Park, now boasts a Ferris wheel, a hand-carved carousel made in 1909, and other amusement rides. And for the adventurous, there is skiing on Mount Spokane.