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Gatlinburg Space Needle

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Great views of the city!

It was certainly worth the money and time to go check this out. There are amazing view from all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stacy B
Hickory, North Carolina
Space Needle closed, but pizza good

We went to go up the Space Needle, but we’re told “The elevator has been down for a month.” Maybe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 5 days ago

It was certainly worth the money and time to go check this out. There are amazing view from all angles of the town. It was super cool to find out condo and zoom in on it w/ the binoculars!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to go up the Space Needle, but we’re told “The elevator has been down for a month.” Maybe they should put that on their website to avoid disappointment. However, the pizza was yummy.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank laurad102014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned on doing this on our vacation. It unfortunately was down for maintenance on the elevator I reccomend calling ahead. If you plan on visiting. Also there is an arcade at the bottom which was fun. The crane games are set up for you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Trickyfae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The observation deck for Gatlinburg Space Needle is closed for repairs and upgrades. The arcade (the nicest arcade I have ever seen) is open and operating normally but new elevators are being installed in the "needle". Staff told us that the new elevators should be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

This arcade here is awsome. You get such a great value and play games as an adult. It so muchfun. We will be doing this again

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sara H
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Usually windy but who cares bc the views are crazy good! Panoramic views of the park and of course the strip. Nice to see on a snow day!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mavischild
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I were told tonight that we couldn't purchase tickets due to maintenance and it would be shut down for a couple of months, I was a little bummed. Other than that it was a great trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kjackson24
Reviewed January 17, 2019

We purchased tickets before our trip and we fell in love. The tickets gave you a daytime pass and then to return at night. We spent a lot of time up there, especially at night looking at all the lights and stars. Try it and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melody H
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

The arcade was great! We had fun and there is a huge selection of games. The prizes are good and not just cheap crap. We had fun playing the different things abd it wasnt very crowded.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jmphotoblog
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We love this place. This year we caught a great magic show too. Our boys (10 & 13) love this place! Games are clean and new. Good times has by all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 133mindyb
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from bbg130 | Reviewed this property |
It was $10 a person, but we got a chance to go twice on that ticket.
December 28, 2018|
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Response from lettiedelgado | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have not been there for New Years Eve. Only in the summer time and Thanksgiving. Night life in Gatlinburg is not like big cities. All their restaurants close before 11:00 p.m. No night clubs really.
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.