The Space Needle is actually way shorter than you would expect if this is the first time you've seen it after hearing so much about it. It's super expensive to ride the elevator up to the top also, although it's a nice view if it's a clear day (if!!). The restaurant is super overpriced and serves terrible food. I wouldn't recommend eating there. I do love looking at the Space Needle from the various view points around the city, but getting too close to it just ruins it.