The original International Fountain built at the Seattle Center was built in 1961 in time for the city's hosting of the 1962 World's Fair. However this design was updated and changed to a more user friendly construction during a major renovation in 19995. As a result of this multi-million transformation today people can go right up and touch the Fountain's silver dome as it shoots out massive sprays of water. It is obviously most fun on a hot summer's day when the water serves to cool visitors off.
Things to Do
- It is not unusual to see both children and adults running and playing in the fountain's sprays. There are numerous shooters installed into the fountain including for super shooters whose every shot contains 66 gallons of water and can reach up to 120 feet in the air above. Many of the water displays are timed to coincide with music that varies from Beethoven to famous Seattle rock groups.
- The rest of the Seattle Center provides a wonderful array of attractions to enjoy. The Space Needle is the most famous building in the city and serves as its most recognizable landmark. It houses an observation deck that gives amazing views of the city and a revolving restaurant.
- You can also find notable museum's like the Experience Music Project, the city's Children's Museum and the Pacific Science Center. You can even catch a show put on by the Seattle Shakespeare Company.
International Fountain at Seattle Center Insider Tips
- The Seattle Center plays host to some wonderful festivals throughout the year. These include the city's Winterfest, Bite of Seattle and the Gay Pride PrideFest.
- You can find ample parking at the lots provided in the Seattle Center.