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The Space Needle and EMP Museum

How can you come to Seattle without visiting the Space Needle?!

Well, we almost did just that! Wandering around Queen Anne the previous day, we decided we simply had to check out the Space Needle during our trip. This observation tower was built for the 1962 World Fair and is synonymous with the city. It marries two design ideas of a balloon tethered to the ground, and a flying saucer.

There are many ticket options when visiting the Space Needle; tourists can visit using CityPass, buy a joint ticket that grants admission to Chihuly Glass and Garden, or with a day/night pass for two visits (this would be cool)!. Since our visit was planned last minute, we simply paid general admission ($18) to visit the observation deck. 

There are phenomenal views of the city, and it's pretty cool to just observe everything from 600+ feet! 

Another last minute decision was to visit the EMP Museum, a contemporary pop culture spot with an exhibit for everyone! 

From fear to fantasy, movies to music, there was loads to explore and tons of photo ops! 

It's fascinating to see original costumes and pieces from iconic films. EMP also has a bit of fun; note the famous Harry Potter invisibility clock below...

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Meg was in sports heaven with an exhibit on the Seattle Seahawks. 

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But the main event was "Star Wars and the Power of Costume"! 

The exhibit spans 2 floors and covers all the iconic looks from the Star Wars films. I was in nerd heaven! 

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The exhibit is extremely informative, with behind the scenes video and photos, intriguing costume tidbits and more! 

The EMP is such a cool museum. It reminds me of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Anyone can have a great time visiting!

The EMP Museum is also on CityPass; general admission to include the Star Wars exhibit is $30.