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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-4629
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Ranked #25 of 66 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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forty fort
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The base is kind of weried a arcade a kids trap but once you go up the view is cool if your in gatlinburg this is a must tourist trap to see

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you get the chance, be sure to check out the Space Needle in Gatlinburg. Basically what you get is a ticket to ride the elevator, which runs every four minutes. Once up there, you’re on a large outdoor platform with a 360 degree view of the city. The telescopes are free – no quarters required – but bring your... More

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Chesterton, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

For a few $$, per person, a short elevator ride, up 441 feet, to a 360 Panoramic View of the Gatlinburg Parkway. With a very Informative, Guide when, you get to the top. Please, Please keep a watchful eye, on your children, while up there. A 20%, Pizza Coupon, and A Coupon to a Most Wonderful Magic Show/Comedic, when you... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great views and decent price. You get a nice overview of Downtown Gatlinburg and the mountains. Don't miss out!

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Zionville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

View is amazing feels like you can see forever. Structure feels dated and old (which makes one feel a touch unsafe in the elevator going up) but once you get to the top its worth it. Would go back again; even tho the price is a little high.

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Englewood Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have a fear of heights. I was very nervous to go on the space needle. They told us its about 32 stories high. So not the highest point in Gatlinburg but a pretty view of the city for sure. The elevator ride is smooth and quick. An attendant is in the elevator with you to answer any questions. You... More

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Benton City, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A ticket is good for 2 visits, so I recommend you go up during the day to see the Smokies and then another at night to see the lights of the town. Beautiful!

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Augusta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Amazing view! I definitely say it's a must, to get the full effect use both visits, a day viewing and a night viewing. Bring a camera!

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