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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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My husband and I decided to take elevator to top of space needle Elevator ran very slowly and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jimpatti99
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Brunswick, Georgia
Worth the price

I would highly recommend any couple or even a group of friends to purchase the VIP treatment from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kevin_Milhoan
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Barnesville, Ohio
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I decided to take elevator to top of space needle Elevator ran very slowly and the view going up was blocked the emergency stairway The view on top was good Recommend: Maybe, maybe not

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend any couple or even a group of friends to purchase the VIP treatment from online, it’s only available online. For a reasonable price, two people get two trips up to the top, I went in the day time and night time,...More

Thank Kevin_Milhoan
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The needle and elevator looks a little run down, (the view going up on the elevator is obscured by the outdoor emergency stairway). You have to enter Acardia to purchase tickets. Once you are up on top the sights are stunning. Looking though the viewfinders...More

Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to go up the space needle upon arrival in Gatlinburg to get the lay of the land so to speak. The elevator ride to the top was very hot - they did not have the fan going in the elevator....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience was well worth the price; $12 gets you two trips in a 24 hour period. The view at night was beautiful. There are plaques with information for each of the view points and a history of Gatlinburg. The only con was the elevator;...More

Thank Kristina2423
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for one price - 10.99$ you are able to enter twice - in the night time and over the day. really cool place to see the night lights of Gatlinburg

Thank Wojo79
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unusual take on pricing: you pay roughly $12 to go up, but you can do it twice. That allows you a view in daytime and again at night, so you don't have to choose. Cool idea! It's really high, about 400 feet, and gives...More

Thank judyAlabama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Space Needle is a Gatlinburg staple. I don't remember Gatlinburg without it. It's definitely worth a trip, but I'd go during daylight next time to make sure the views are worth it.

Thank RonPlymouthMi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The space needle wasn't awful but I'm not sure it was worth the price. You do get to visit twice in 24 hours, so we are going back after dark. Maybe I'll like it more.

Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a visit as the views from the top are tremendous,dont forget your camera! Your ticket also allows you to go back at night which is great.

Thank lynn p
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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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