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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-4629
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Ranked #28 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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Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Well worth going to the top of the space needle. The views are amazing. We went at night and it was pretty and they told us we could come back again the next day with our ticket. During the day you can really see everything.

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Clinton, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Awesome place, awesome views. I enjoyed it soooo much! The man that took us up in the elevator was rude but other than that it was fun!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great view! It is 407 feet overlooking the Gatlinburg Parkway, local ski lift, resorts, and the Great Smoky Mountains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aepcxmG2lho

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USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I wanted to see Gatlinburg all lit up at night, and the other attractions that take you up high were only operating during the day. So we checked out the space needle. Not only was it a great view, they told us we could come back during the day and check it out again. I didn't even mind being up... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed the short time we were up on the needle looking out over Gatliburg and the surrounds. Learned some trivia while up there and noticed the thing sways in the wind. It was worth a stop, but no need to go back.

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Clay, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Me and my kids went up in the needle youngest being 3 so it's not really bad, the view is beautiful, loved seeing it at night when Gatlinburg was all lit up!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Me and my son spent a week in the Smoky's and had a great time in Gatlinburg especially the space needle arcade. We went 4 of the six nights we were there and had a great time. I would like to thank Chandler and Taylor for making it a great week. Every night we showed up they just laughed and... More

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Dallas, Georgia
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I went to this with my cousin because neither of us had ever been on it. It has a great nighttime view at the top. They have free view finder telescopes so you can look all around and there are four signs on the north, south, east, and west sides of the needle that give you some cool historical information.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited the Space Needle on a cold, windy, winter night in early March of this year. The elevator ride was a little shaky, but the view from the top is worth it. The city lights at night were beautiful and we could stay at the top as long as we wanted. Our ticket price allowed us to go up... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were impressed with the view! However the price was not worth it! I would recommend it if you have never done it before! But once is enough!

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