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Gatlinburg Space Needle

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Great Scenic Views

We went up to see the views which were spectacular, and thoroughly enjoyed reading the history of... read more

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Sandra S
Naples, Florida
Sept vacation

Good view for the price. Not many people were there in the early morning. We're able to watch the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom R
Round Lake, Illinois
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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...more
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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Reviewed yesterday

We went up to see the views which were spectacular, and thoroughly enjoyed reading the history of Gatlinburg.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Space Needle has been around a while (and looks it). The ride up is easy enough. The view is astounding. We went just before sunset. I would not recommend for small children. There are not, in my humble opinion, adequate safeguards in place. Some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good view for the price. Not many people were there in the early morning. We're able to watch the weather come in. The history of the town was neat to read

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inexpensive and worth the money to ride up and see the scenic view of Gatlinburg. No wait while we were there around lunch time. Not crowded on the observation deck either. Not sure how 20 people could come close to fitting in the elevator, it...More

Thank Erika W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great 360 views of Gatlinburg and the mountains. The elevator is a little slow and I don’t like heights so that was a little scary but once your up there the view was well worth it. If your over 60 ask for the senior discount

1  Thank Adventurer698935
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on my 11-year old MUST DO list. We arrived and were first visitors of the day. The views were great. Gift shop TINY -- not even any statues of the space needle!! That was disappointing. Since you are able to visit twice in...More

1  Thank lowerypartyof5
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We went early evening and it was a quick trip up and great views! We liked that it was right in the middle of town.

Thank Amber H
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My husband and I decided to take elevator to top of space needle Elevator ran very slowly and the view going up was blocked the emergency stairway The view on top was good Recommend: Maybe, maybe not

Thank jimpatti99
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend any couple or even a group of friends to purchase the VIP treatment from online, it’s only available online. For a reasonable price, two people get two trips up to the top, I went in the day time and night time,...More

1  Thank Kevin_Milhoan
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The needle and elevator looks a little run down, (the view going up on the elevator is obscured by the outdoor emergency stairway). You have to enter Acardia to purchase tickets. Once you are up on top the sights are stunning. Looking though the viewfinders...More

Thank Joanne C
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June 10, 2018|
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Response from TravelGirlNC | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes, after you reach the top you can stay on the platform , or sit in the benches and enjoy it. You see both ways on the main street of Gatlinburg.
John C
November 28, 2017|
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Response from aroutte2003 | Reviewed this property |
i think it was like $10 for adults and $6 for kids. You get to return once for free within 24 hours of your first ride to the top so you can go up once at night and once during the day.
Tommy C
July 23, 2017|
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Response from TravelGirlNC | Reviewed this property |
no wait for us, we went on Sunday morning around 11 am.