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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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Amazing Views and Fun games!

Fun place for just about anyone. Under the space needle is a wonderful little arcade with games and prizes to be won. There are a few shops there too. They do seem to come and go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We bought our tickets (2 for about $22 with tax - real price) and went up during the day to look around. Then we returned in the evening after dark, used the same receipt/ticket and went back up to look out. I recommend seeing it in the day and night!

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Thank RobinNCassady
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place for just about anyone. Under the space needle is a wonderful little arcade with games and prizes to be won. There are a few shops there too. They do seem to come and go. The Space Needle is the reason to go though. Once you take the easy ride to the top, you are blessed with a 360... More 

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Thank newman96
Knoxville
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old attraction but the view shouldn't be missed. Day time and night light view are both beautiful.

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Thank LissaC
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a thrill seeker, the taller the better for me, but all that you're gonna get is a good view of Gatlinburg. At $9.50/ticket, it's a little much for a one trick pony. Sure, the view is amazing, but that's all it is, a great view. We actually enjoyed the arcade at the base of the needle more than we... More 

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Thank onairjock
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is something to do if you are on a budget and want something fun to do. It's cheap enough and you get two trips....one during the day and one at night for one ticket price The arcade is fun for the kids and a place to cool off in the summer heat for awhile.

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Thank zntenn
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wondered around the arcade a little bit but it wasn't anything special. We really enjoyed the views from the top of the tower though! We went once during the day and once at night. The daytime views are way better since the mountains are dark at night. The city lights were nice to see at night but nothing compared... More 

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Thank Karly B
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Space Needle is located inside a supremely noisy arcade, just off the main road through town. It's somewhat of an odd attraction, especially when the Ski Lift just across the street takes you up to a mountain that is much taller than the Space Needle is. Regardless, it was an interesting attraction. It's older, and you can tell, but... More 

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Thank Cody M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so the thing is, you should do this at least once! It's pretty neat, but unspectacular. There's this arcade and shop at the bottom and then you buy your ticket (you can go up twice in one day with a ticket, or that's what the dude told me). So you go up this elevator (you can see as you... More 

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Homer, Georgia
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view is wonderful, especially at night (that's my favorite time to do this). We were in town at Christmas and everything was lit up so beautifully. Price is good for the view you get. Our son loved the arcade at the bottom too. It's a must do if you've never done it!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came during the off season so this was place wasn't busy at all. The price is reasonable to go up and have a 360 degree view of Gatlinburg. The place needs some updating. It looked like it's been a while since it had any TLC. It surprised us that no employee goes up with you to the top. You're... More 

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