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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Great highlight to visit when in Gatlinburg

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an iconic part of the town to visit when there. Standing at 407... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
saw magic show

The magic show was very ,very good..more of a mentalists..it is inside space needle..you have to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Drew B
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an iconic part of the town to visit when there. Standing at 407 feet tall, it is the tallest item in the town. It towers over the whole city and offers some stunning views of the mountains in the National...More

1  Thank AppalachianWanderers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magic show was very ,very good..more of a mentalists..it is inside space needle..you have to see it

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is iconic in downtown Gatlinburg, yet after over 100 trips had never been to the top. The elevator ride up may be a little scary for some, and if you're scared of heights keep walking. Once at the top the 360 degree observation...More

Thank KevinMuir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always loved going to the needle for the new years event (my parents took me all the time).Now i get to continue the tradition with my young daughter,niece, and nephew. They always have an amazing show.

Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit the Space Needle Arcade on every visit to Gatlinburg. There are several good arcades in town. This one is large and has a great variety of games...every one from my kids to my in-laws enjoys playing games for a break from the crowds...More

1  Thank Allison T
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Visited on a Monday in November. The fall foliage was spectacular. Nice view of the Smokies and Gatlinburg. It was a nice breather just taking in the panorama. Grandkids enjoyed it as well.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love this. One of my favorite things in Gatlinburg. Wouldn’t be the smokies without the space needle. I am terrified of heights and elevators but the staff made me feel comfortable and safe. Thank you so much

Thank caudill80racing
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A little hard to find the entrance but worth looking for it when you see the amazing view of the Mountains

Thank Traci P
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a half to if this is your first time but after that it’s not that fun. Great views from it and a neat ride to the top but once you have done it then you have done it. Place could...More

Thank SharkCinTN
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and son frequent the space needle at night to play video games. This time we were going to watch the ball drop and the fireworks for new years. Little did we know there is also a magic show inside that helped keep is...More

Thank gardeningteacher8
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John C
29 November 2017|
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
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.