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“great views and great arcade under the needle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gatlinburg Space Needle

Gatlinburg Space Needle
115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-4629
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Ranked #16 of 48 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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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!
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great views and great arcade under the needle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We stayed across the street so this was the first thing we did in Gatlinburg. The arcade under the needle was fun and a great way to spend a few dollars

Visited October 2013
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice views but ....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Three stars for the view but the staff is really disorganized. The bathrooms are terrible (2/3 sinks out of order and one stall missing door in women's). I suppose there is hope since there is construction going on in the men's restroom.

Visited November 2013
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Milledgeville, Georgia
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37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Inexpensive and fun.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I do not know that this would thrill the young children, but it has an unbeatable view for the area.
There is Nothing fancy or special about the whole place, but what you are paying for is the view that you get of the beautiful area. As said before, another great part is that the tickect is good for a second visit within 24 hours. Check it out day & Night.

Visited November 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Up, Up and Away.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This place was ok, not very clean I noticed, but the views from the top were awesome!!! it seemed a bit too pricey for what you get though.

Visited April 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fix the bathrooms.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We went to see the Guy Michaels show. The men's room was out of order so everyone had to wait one by one to use the women's room, which had one working unit with no stall. Really? Why not just put a portapotty or an outhouse out back? Come on Space Needle, get it together.

Visited November 2013
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