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Gatlinburg Space Needle

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Address: 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: 865-436-4629
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The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two...

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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Space needle

This is a good one time experience, the view is amazing but do it right before dark. You can get a great look of Gatlinburg .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nelda H
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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went up on our last day before we were leaving to go back home. Even on a hot day there was a nice breeze at the top. Wonderful 360 degree view of the mountains. I bet it would be beautiful at sunset. Tickets are good for two trips up within 24 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good one time experience, the view is amazing but do it right before dark. You can get a great look of Gatlinburg .

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Thank Nelda H
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a short slow elevator ride. The family got to go twice. Day time and night time. Not bad but be prepare to get suck in to play arcade games by your kids. The entrance of the space needle is inside the arcade place.

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Portage, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was pretty inexpensive. It takes a few minutes to wait for the elevator and then bam! you are viewing the entirety of Gatlinburg from every angle. It is a great place to chill for a bit in the shade on a bench while overlooking the area.

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Camdenton, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up right after the sun went down. It was so pretty up there and cool to see all the lights from the Strip. The Manager here is really nice also. I'm terrified of heights but I did OK and was Happy I went

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice view to see the wonderful scenery. We got a family pass which let us go up twice within 24 hours, once during the day and once at night. The two trips made the price a little more reasonable. It wasn't very crowded, so we got right up both times we visited. The only thing is that the facilities could... More 

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Friendsville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice way to see the view of the city and the gorgeous surrounding mountains. It is a short ride up the elevator to the top. Once there, you can take your time gazing, taking pictures and enjoying the breeze. It is a relaxing break from all the hustle and bustle of the city streets below. And if... More 

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Thank skatergirl1966
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spend $32 for a family of 4 and had to wait through 2 elevator cycles but it was worth it for the amazing views of the Smoky Mountains and of Gatlinburg! However they need to update their website because there are not 2 elevators that hold 20 people. It is 1 elevator that holds 8 people!

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Thank Christina C
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family of 14 including three young children went up in the space needle and it was a big hit with all. Great place to view the landscape and a great place to relax. You can stay on the top deck as long as you like. Worth the visit.

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

its really what you expect--fabulous views of the Smokies from every direction. Not a bad value. elevator takes a while to deliver you up or down but still a very good experience

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