Arial of space needle

Aerial of the Space Needle and fairgrounds during construction from the southeast. Seattle World's Fair, 1961.

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Fair

World's Fair Gayway on opening day. Seattle, 1962.

The amusement rides at the $2 million Gayway included a brightly lit sky wheel, a simulated trip to Mars, the Wild Mouse, and the gondola-style Sky Ride.

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International Fountain

International Fountain and Space Needle at night. Seattle World's Fair, 1962.

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Center Timeline
Steel Workers

Steelworkers during construction of the observation deck of the Space Needle. Seattle, 1961.

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Elvis

Elvis Presley filming a movie on the monorail during the World's Fair. Seattle, 1962.

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2 Days in Seattle – in 2012

From celebrity chef restaurants and world-class wine to performing arts and Gauguin masterpieces. Just how many wonderful things can you pack into 2 days? Start exploring the Seattle Convention & Visitors' Bureau's interactive map and you'll quickly find out.

VIDEO CREDIT: SEATTLE'S CONVENTION & VISITORS' BUREAU