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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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Beautiful night view, but maybe not for little kids

My 9 yr old loved the view, but younger daughter had to go down with grandpa. Went up at night and Christmas lights and glow was great. To make the most out of your ticket, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My 9 yr old loved the view, but younger daughter had to go down with grandpa. Went up at night and Christmas lights and glow was great. To make the most out of your ticket, you get to re use your ticket within the same 24 hour period, which we didn't do, because we left next day. Try to plan... More 

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Great way to see almost all of the area from this vantage point. 2 visits within 24 hour period really was a nice bonus. We went after breakfast for 2 days and enjoyed the view. Not over priced like many things....

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We went to Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving. The town was very nicely decorated and very crowded. The space needle was something I did want to do because of the view you can get from the top. Not too bad.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed the view from the space needle. It would have been nice if the representative working would have shown a little more interest in talking to us or making some type of conversation but other than that no complaints. If you're looking to get a view of the city this is your best option...from up... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I don't see why people pay an arm and a leg to go up in this thing when you could drive up into the mountains and get views 1000 times better for FREE! Luckily my son had free passes are it would have really been bad!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were looking forward to this attraction but we felt something is missing. Being kids at me & my husband enjoyed the arcade but we expected more of the space at top like there would be tables with the benches to put on the pizza we bought so we could hang, stay and enjoy the view a little bit more.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

They give military discount and the staff is super friendly and helpful. So much fun to go up at night and see the town lit up. This is definitely a must for the experience.

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Fremont, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We 1st went up at night...only stayed a few min. it was very cold and windy...they stopped it for the night when we got back down...the guy running the elevator checked the weather...said the wind was getting stronger... He gave us a pass to use so we went back the next day...it was amazing...you could see all of Gatlinburg from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I love it here. If I am going to the top, playing games below or eating their good pizza. Me and my husband makes sure we visit every time we come to GB.

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

Thank you for the 5 star review!! We love it when our guests enjoy their time with us. We look forward to you visiting again! More 

Oakwood, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Even adults enjoy playing games and all of these were in working order! The games cross age and generation boundaries so everyone can find something they will enjoy. The view from the top of the Space Needle is always amazing, especially on a clear night like we experienced.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to the Space Needle! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and the beautiful view from the top. We hope you had a chance to see the magic mirrors and educational, geographical markers that were recently installed on the observation deck. I love that everyone... More 

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