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First of its KindFIRST - Commercial Monorail in America - Seattle, Washington

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The Alweg Monorail was constructed for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair to carry visitors from the fairgrounds into downtown Seattle. It was the first commercial monorail in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/7/2007

last visited: 6/29/2017

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Railway Disaster Sites1971 Seattle Monorail Brake Failure - Seattle, Washington

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In 1971 an Alweg Monorail train's brakes failed, resulting in it crashing into the steel girder at the Seattle Center Station. Twenty-six people were injured.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 9/4/2007

last visited: 3/29/2017

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Googie ArchitectureAlweg Monorail - Seattle, Washington

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The Alweg Monorail was constructed for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair to carry visitors from the fairgrounds into downtown Seattle. It was the first commercial monorail system in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 6/5/2007

last visited: 3/29/2017

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresAlweg Monorail - Seattle, United States

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The Alweg Monorail was constructed for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair to carry visitors from the fairgrounds into downtown Seattle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/6/2007

last visited: 3/29/2017

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Commercial CommemorationsSeattle World's Fair - 6 months - Seattle, WA

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A commemorative plaque located near the north terminus to the Seattle Center Monorail commemorates the site of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962.

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location: Washington

date approved: 4/3/2017

last visited: 6/29/2017

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Official Local Tourism AttractionsSeattle Center Monorail - Seattle, WA

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The Seattle Center Monorail is a popular tourism attraction with visitors to the city. Posted coordinates are at the north end of the Monorail line near the Museum of Pop Culture and the Space Needle.

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location: Washington

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Roadside AttractionsWorld's Fair Monorail - Seattle, WA

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The Seattle Monorail is located between the Museum of Pop Culture and the Armory.

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location: Washington

date approved: 8/22/2017

last visited: never

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Neon SignsAlweg Monorail - Seattle, WA

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This red neon sign beckons visitors to come ride the monorail.

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location: Washington

date approved: 3/31/2017

last visited: 6/29/2017

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Full-Scale Commercial Monorail System in America

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The Seattle Center Monorail claims to be the first full-scale commercial monorail system in the country, built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair.

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location: Washington

date approved: 8/4/2017

last visited: never

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'You Are Here' MapsSeattle Center Guide Map - Seattle, WA

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This guide map to the Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World's Fair, is just north of the landmark Space Needle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Washington

date approved: 10/19/2011

last visited: never

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Penny SmashersSeattle Center Monorail Station Penny Smasher #2

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This four-design hand-cranked Penny Smasher is the second of two in the Seattle Center Monorail Station in Seattle, Washington. No admission fee is required to access this machine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Washington

date approved: 8/26/2012

last visited: 8/20/2015

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CarouselsSeattle Center Carousel - Seattle, Washington

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A carousel near the Seattle Space Needle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Washington

date approved: 9/25/2009

last visited: 4/3/2012

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Penny SmashersSeattle Center Penny Smasher - Seattle, Washington (Gone)

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This penny smasher is located directly across from the path from the Space Needle gift shop at a small tourist shop. It is a hand cranked machine with 4 designs, including a Seattle Mariners design.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/8/2007

last visited: 8/15/2013

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Car Part SculpturesMonorail Man - Seattle, WA

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A sculpture made from old monorail train parts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: Washington

date approved: 4/1/2017

last visited: never

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Penny SmashersSeattle Center - Monorail Entrance Quarter Smasher (Gone)

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This four-design hand-cranked Quarter Smasher is on the platform of the Seattle Center Monorail Station at 305 Harrison Street in Seattle, Washington. -- This machine has been removed from the Monorail Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Washington

date approved: 2/19/2012

last visited: 5/21/2012

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Penny SmashersEssentially Seattle Penny Smasher

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This four-design wheel-operated Penny Smasher is next to the Essentially Seattle gift shop, across from the ticket windows for the Space Needle in Seattle Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Washington

date approved: 10/31/2013

last visited: 3/29/2017

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Penny SmashersMonorail Penny Smasher - Seattle, WA

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Penny smasher at the monorail terminal near the Space Needle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BONSAIRAD

location: Washington

date approved: 6/30/2011

last visited: 3/29/2017

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Musical InstrumentsSonic Bench 2009 [Gone] - Seattle, WA

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This bench, formerly on the platform for the monorail, had buttons that can be pushed that will emit percussion sounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Washington

date approved: 10/13/2010

last visited: 6/26/2011

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Ferris WheelsSeattle Center Ferris Wheel - Seattle, Washington

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This Ferris Wheel is located in a small amusment park next to the Space Needle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Washington

date approved: 8/31/2009

last visited: 3/16/2017

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Amusement ParksFun Forest Amusement Park - Seattle WA

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The Fun Forest Amusement park is located at Seattle Center, just below the space needle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Washington

date approved: 9/4/2009

last visited: 11/1/2015

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Starbucks StoresStarbucks - Seattle Center - Seattle, WA

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This Starbucks is located in the shadow of the Space Needle at the Seattle Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Washington

date approved: 10/22/2011

last visited: 6/29/2017

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The UndergroundSeattle Center Monorail - Seattle, WA

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This elevated train goes between Seattle Center and the 5th Street center

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US

location: Washington

date approved: 9/3/2009

last visited: 3/29/2017

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Wikipedia EntriesSeattle Space Needle - Seattle, WA

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The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. The theme of the fair was the 21st Century and the Space Needle played up on that theme of the future.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 8/7/2006

last visited: 5/21/2017

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News Article LocationsSpace Needle Janitor part of Area's Working Poor

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This article is about the difficulty of the working poor and highlights a janitor for the Space Needle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 8/6/2006

last visited: 3/15/2017

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Lucky 7Seattle's "Spacey" Lucky Seven - Seattle, WA

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You'll find all of these waymarks within the Seattle Center area, home to the Space Needle, the Monorail, the EMP, the Science Center and oh so much more. Six of them are located at the Space Needle, and the other 5 are within .2 miles. Tally=11

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 10/10/2007

last visited: 3/15/2017

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