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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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FUN ! Do not miss it.

Have been coming to Gatlinburg for 40 years and have always admired the Space Needle. Finally tried... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joe M
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It was very cool to be 400 ft in the air viewing the town of Gatlinburg! Mountains were beautiful!!!

Reviewed 6 days ago
BrittanyErinGrady
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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 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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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been coming to Gatlinburg for 40 years and have always admired the Space Needle. Finally tried it and loved it. Highly recommend it. Go during the day and come back at night, your ticket allows two rides up the elevator. The elevator operator, Gary,...More

Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was very cool to be 400 ft in the air viewing the town of Gatlinburg! Mountains were beautiful!!!

Thank BrittanyErinGrady
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To get there you ride up a very old elevator.....old....very high up.....there are some benches and telescopes at the top....no limit on how long you can stay up there. Great view. I have been to similar attractions in Vegas, NY, Seattle, Norway, etc, and this...More

Thank Margie T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was fun and u get to see the whole town of Gatlinburg. It is a big wide deck area that is safe for kids! You also get to see some of damage caused by the fire almost 2 years ago. Worth it! Used...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in Gatlinburg it’s worth the ride up. The views of the mountains are beautiful from 400’ up!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been wanting to do this for a while. The view is amazing. For $10 a person, You get a day and night ride up the elevator. This will cover your fear of heights and spiders. There are quite a few spiders on the...More

Thank Jimmy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view of Gatlinburg and the mountains. You take the elevator up and it's a nice place to take pictures and just get a break from the hustle and bustle.

Thank sexandthecity1218
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The space needle is the ideal place for a scenic view of the beautiful city of Gatlinburg. Attached is a great arcade called Arcadia, which is by far the largest I've ever been in. The only drawback was the fact that they don't have any...More

Thank JustinRychlik
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view at the top is breathtaking. If you are afraid of heights, this is not for you, especially because the tower moves when the wind blows.

Thank Kimberly W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my time at the top of the space needle. It was so peaceful and quiet. I just sat on the bench for a while and enjoyed the scenery. You can see all of downtown streets and the Ober Mtn. tram and the chairlift.

Thank TravelGirlNC
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jwilliams5677
10 June 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.
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John C
29 November 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.
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Tommy C
24 July 2017|
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Response from TravelGirlNC | Reviewed this property |
no wait for us, we went on Sunday morning around 11 am.
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