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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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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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Hillsboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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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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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