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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 of City and Mountains!

After having great pizza at the Slice bakery in the lower level we took the ride to the top, we had a wonderful view of the city, ski lifts and mountains, we went at night but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Lowell
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

After having great pizza at the Slice bakery in the lower level we took the ride to the top, we had a wonderful view of the city, ski lifts and mountains, we went at night but your ticket is also good for the next day!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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119 reviews 119 reviews
61 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

So, there are tons of lookout points around Gatlinburg to take your photos of the town from a higher elevation, but, the Space Needle is still pretty cool. If you have kids, especially a little younger, like pre-teen, they'll get a kick out of going up to the platform and having a look around. We took some pretty cool pictures... More 

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alexandria, virginia, usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The view from the space needle is awesome especially at night. With that said, this thing is a little sketchy. Being on the observation deck actually wasn't bad for me, it does sway a little, but im sure that is by design. The elevator ride is what concerned me the most, im sure they are inspected regularly etc but i... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Many time visitor to this area, first time on the space needle. My own opinion - I would rather do the Sky Lift. This place is old and needs some TLC. The elevator operator was nice and made me at least confident the thing would not fall apart while we were in it. This is not for anyone who has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You get some pretty nice views of the city below and the surrounding mountains from on top of the open air deck. Has others have mentioned it is a little on the pricey side.

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Gatlinburg Space Needle, responded to this review

We are glad you came to visit and enjoyed the beautiful view. We strive to make our attraction an affordable and quality experience for all our guests. We often have specials online and in our weekly newsletter to make your visit even more affordable. Thank you for your review and for visiting the Space Needle. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The tickets were way overpriced. Staff had 0 personality and once you make it to the top you can feel it swaying side to side making you feel uneasy. Views were good but you can probably see them from a safer viewing area or other attraction in town.

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Gatlinburg Space Needle, responded to this review

Kathryn, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Space Needle. We strive to give our guests an affordable experience at one of Gatlinburg’s top attractions. Your ticket includes two trips to enjoy the daytime and nighttime views and we also offer many online specials through our weekly newsletter. I’m sorry about your experience with the... More 

South Bend, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I bought the tickets online and got a better deal. You can purchase a family pass that allows 2 adults and 2 children to go up in the needle twice for right around $20. We went up during the day and also at night great views, good experience. My kids enjoyed it!

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Gatlinburg Space Needle, responded to this review

Ian, We are glad you had a great trip and were able to enjoy the beautiful views from the top! We do have a lot of great online specials so if you are ever in our neck of the woods again, be sure to check them out. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and we hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Awesome pizza at a affordable price!!! Very friendly staff of young men. Will hit this place on the way home.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Have you not ever done this? DO IT. Its a very beautiful view. You can get a view of all the mountains and the city as well. Discover places you want to visit simply by looking down from here. Nice arcade there as well.

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Gatlinburg Space Needle, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review of the Space Needle. We are so glad that you enjoyed the beautiful view of our city. We continually strive to bring in new amusement games to provide the best experience for our guests. My new favorite is Harpoon Lagoon. You will have to try it out the next time you visit! More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited here on our first night in town since we arrived late afternoon and it was too late to go into the Smokey Mountains Park. It was a great view of the area. And after the trip up and back down, the kids played in the arcade. I thought the price of the ticket was fair...we were on vacation...we... More 

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Gatlinburg Space Needle, responded to this review

Andi, Thank you for such a wonderful review of the Space Needle. We are glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful view and our arcade. We would love to have you visit again! You can sign up for our newsletter that gives you some great deals and savings for tickets, tokens, and shows. Your ticket for the Space Needle... More 

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