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Gatlinburg Space Needle

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Address: 115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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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The views were nice at night, but didn't return to see them in the daytime. I think the green lights at the top kind of take away from the experience. They did tell us that if we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brent W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are regular visitors to the Space Needle and often make trips to Gatlinburg for the sole purpose of coming to play in the arcade there as it is one of the friendliest and cleanest we've been in. My husband and I even came in without our son and his friends when we were in Gatlinburg on a "Mommy Daddy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of all the times I have been to Gatlinburg I had never been up in this. I'm a bit scared of heights, so with some trepidation I went up in it. I have to say, the views were amazing. One could really see a far distance. There were also signs at the top explaining some of the views, which was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the view from the space needle!!! The sales desk is in a huge (super fun) Arcade. The ticket entitled us to 2 separate rides. Our first trip up was during the day. When we returned later than night for our second ride, we were told that it was closed due to weather (lightning) & would remain closed. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The space needle is the way to see Gatlinburg! Is is a bit pricey - yes, but once you ride to the top, you can stay as long as you like. The views are spectacular and the observation deck is so quiet and peaceful. No, this is not a thrill ride, but the views from the top are worth the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view , not worth the price , there are so many other spots out their with better view for free .price for adults is $9.50

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went during the day with my mother. They give you a free tree to come back at night, which we took advantage of. The needle was old but I felt secure. You take an elevator to the top. It cost us about 10 dollars per person and it was worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views were nice at night, but didn't return to see them in the daytime. I think the green lights at the top kind of take away from the experience. They did tell us that if we returned in the daytime with our ticket we could go up again for free. The front desk clerk was very polite and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if you want to see the town in action and all the places you want to go.. Much less the beauty of the Mountains as well.. Breathtaking... And you get a Birds eye view..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Gatlinburg in July 2016. We stopped at the Space Needle and really enjoyed the views. We went during the morning and there was no wait to go up the elevator. I imagine it's more crowded at night to see Gatlinburg lights. I don't recall how much it costs, but it was reasonable. The view from the top are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best price in Gatlinburg for aerial views. Amazing panaramic views without the high price tag of the sky lift. Could use a little paint, but still a great value.

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