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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Gorgeous Views for Miles!

I am definitely not a fan of heights and this is for sure pretty high! The cost is pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Can see forever

We decided to visit the Space Needle & when we paid we were informed that we could go to the top 2... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Finger, Tennessee
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am definitely not a fan of heights and this is for sure pretty high! The cost is pretty reasonable since you are able to do two trips with one ticket. One trip during the day and one at night. They do offer military and...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to visit the Space Needle & when we paid we were informed that we could go to the top 2 times in a 24 hour period which was great. That way you can see everything in the day time & go back at...More

Thank tberry262
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced, great view of the city. 360 degree view. Be sure to go at night. Stay as long as you want.

Thank TNclogger09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A $8 - 10 each 400 feet up in the center of town.. Keep the ticket for a free night trip. Great place for photos, or wedding proposal. Birds eve view of the area. Free telescopes at top.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the cost to see Gatlinburg by night. And if you save your ticket it's good within the next 24 hours for another trip up, so you can see it by day also.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a great arcade been going here for years when I was a teen and now my teens are going here the needle is awesome we have a great time here.

Thank Pepperman12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this attraction., Could see everything. Very nice clean fun ride up and back down. Everyone was very friendly and helped with tickets. Got a free ride back up in the evening

Thank M1849IAtammyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look we all know this is a tourist trap/location, It's going to cost,sometimes you have to wait But dam your here,try it the view is great the arcade is fun Is it boring? Only if you have a crappy attitude. Enjoy it

Thank pinza9191
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found it rather boring. Not worth the money in my opinion. You ride up the elevator, look around and come back down.

Thank Tecia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price seems steep but you have the option of coming back at night with your receipt and going up again. The elevator is ancient, probably the original from when the attraction was first built so in desperate need of refurbishment. The panoramic views are...More

Thank bandora
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Tommy C
24 July 2017|
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Response from ruppelk | Reviewed this property |
There was little to no wait time for the elevator. The view was much better during the day, but the city lights were gorgeous at night. Plus it was much cooler!
3 July 2017|
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Response from Arlene F | Reviewed this property |
The elevator goes fairly slowly, but I don't know if pets are allowed. You have to go through a Game Center to buy your tickets and get onto the elevator. Why don't you try their website and /or call them.
Ashley H
13 April 2016|
Response from Digger309 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ashley, In the past, I have been in much larger structures with astounding sway. If you read my review you will not find any comments regarding tower sway - just the facility itself. Glad you had a great time!