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Address: 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: 865-436-4629
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Description: The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by...
The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two elevators with a capacity of 20 persons each. Ride our safe and comfortable glass elevators over 400’ to observation deck for 360° view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the resort city of Gatlinburg. The view is a panorama of beauty without equal year round. Enjoy Higher Learning, an educational experience from the Space Needle’s perspective, with free view finders!
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Great view!

Well worth the view! You get 2 trips up in 24hrs so we went up in the afternoon and came back after dark. View was unreal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth the view! You get 2 trips up in 24hrs so we went up in the afternoon and came back after dark. View was unreal.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I knew that the Space Needle was located directly behind Ripley's so we parked back there, off the strip. It is expensive. It cost $10, the parking pass is good for all day but it isn't like you can pay and then leave for awhile and come back. You have to provide the space number when you get your ticket... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I wanted to go to the Space Needle. I called and asked the guy where to park. He said they don't have parking so I would have to find a place to pay. We found a spot, walked to the Space Needle and the guy said that the elevator was closed for maintenance. Would be open in 2 hours. I... More 

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Bryan, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The view from the Space Needle is great and really does provide you a 360 degree experience. We enjoyed the views during both the morning and the evening. It is worth going up twice. As far as cost goes, it is one of the better inexpensive things that we did.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have traveled to Gatlinburg two times in the past 4 years and the Space needle is always a must do! The needle is a little scary but fun to do during the day and seeing the mountains from this perspective is fun. I must say going up at night is my personal favorite. Seeing the city lit up is... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I really liked going up into the space needle. The views were very good. The elevator ride up was not fun, because the AC wasn't working and it smelled, BAD! But day and night the views are nice. The only problems we ran into was in the wind it sways and I didn't really like that. Also the staff plays... More 

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Haubstadt IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Although we've visited the area 13 times, we had never gone up in the Space Needle. I found a special offer on their website so I decided to go for it. We were not disappointed! I totally was not expecting the views that we got from up there. I think we were expecting more city views but the mountain views... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great stop for clean, fun family entertainment. Great vista views of downtown Gatlinburg. Arcade in the lobby makes this an ideal stop after a family dinner in downtown Gatlinburg.

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Oliver Springs, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not the tallest needle I've been in but closest to mountains anywhere. Great views from the top, all around, of the city and Park. Definitely worth the $6 and great photo opps. Didn't care for the exit into the arcade where several of us walked around for five minutes trying to find an exit from the dang place.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wow what a view. I thought at first we were taking the stairs. lol. It is a great way to see everything. You can see for miles. If you are afraid of heights, this is not for you.

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