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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-4629
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Ranked #26 of 68 attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Hillsboro, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Space Needle on 8/16. My husband had been there 35 years ago but I had never been. I thought the cost was great, much less than I expected. I loved the view and took advantage of the free telescopes on top. There was no time limit and we stayed as long as we wanted. We could have... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Still way overpriced and not impressed. If you're not careful, you will spebd a lot of money really fast with young kids.

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Tustin, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family enjoyed this activity. Price was fair. You get to go up twice in a 24 hour period on the one purchase ticket. We would for sure do this again on our next trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We haven't yet actually been up in the space needle. We always intend on it but we always hang out in the arcade too long and lose track of time. Ghey have great games at decent prices for a tourist attraction. Good prizes if you like playing the games with tickets. This year my favorite game was the wizard of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a last minute decision and I'm glad we did it. The ride up wasn't anything special and a little crowded but the top was nice because of the 360 degree views. It was also nice to have the viewers that didn't cost anything additional. Each side of the platform listed some interesting facts about what you were looking... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Aside from the ski-lift, the Space Needle provides one of the best close up views of the city. Centrally located, it is also where the "New Year's Ball" is dropped. It does show some wear. At the base is a large arcade. Prepare to spend some money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was one of the first things we did on our stay at Gatlinburg. Prices seemed high at first but after seeing many other attractions that week, the prices were probably the cheapest. Although, it provided some exceptional picture opportunities. The space needle really seemed only average. Many opportunities exist elsewhere for amazing views of the mountains and over Gatlinburg.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful scenic views from atop deck. Elevator ride can get a little claustrophobic . Everybody should go at least once

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We tried two different arcades in Pigeon Forge and Fannie Farkles in Gatlinburg, but then we found the arcade at the space needle. It was the best value with 100 coins for $20.00. We split them among the four of us and had a great time. Many games are just one coin and the larger ones are more. You get... More

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York, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great 360 degree views of the city. There are telescopes that you can use for free. You can stay up on the platform for as long as you want, and you can return one time within 24 hours with your ticket.

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