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Gatlinburg Space Needle

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Address: 115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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+1 865-436-4629
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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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We have been to Gatlinburg many times but this was my first time in the Space Needle. Great view of the town and mountains. We took lots of Photos and enjoyed the views.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NubberVa
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Dinwiddie, Virginia
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Beckley, West Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a couple hours here one day and had a lot of fun. This place has alot of fun games and plenty to do. Just like at any arcade its easy to spend alot of money. It also has a great pizza place inside that has wonderful food.. Definitely will go back.

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Thank tntnn
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went up during the day and they allow you to use your ticket again in 24 hours which is nice. You arrive at the top and you are in an open area and free to walk around at your leisure. The view is spectacular and at no time did we ever feel unsafe there. My wife is not fond... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am typically afraid of heights but didn't want that to take away from my son's experience. I felt completely at ease up there. The floor was solid and the view was spectacular. It was a bit windy and the needle does sway a bit (very gently-you can't feel it much at all) but it is normal with tall structures.... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to play the latest arcade games (Star Wars Pod) and many others. In the middle of Gatlinburg, easy access

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Thank RobG-TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been up in it. It was nice you get 2 trips for the price of one. A day and a night trip.

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Thank Dawn P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great place to see the mountains and get a few good pictures for the memories.We bought tickets ,which when you buy them they are good for a second visit.(we bought ours arnd 12 noon,so for the second visit I could of came back that night to take night pictures,or I could of came back the next day)... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went up at night and it was beautiful, There are seats at the top and you can just hang out up there and enjoy. I went back the next morning as I wanted to take pictures of the burn areas that surround the town. It was incredible that the town was saved.

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Dinwiddie, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Gatlinburg many times but this was my first time in the Space Needle. Great view of the town and mountains. We took lots of Photos and enjoyed the views.

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Thank NubberVa
Ohio
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121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree with many of the other reviews that it is a great view at the Space Needle. Yes it did have a bit of a sway to it with the wind increased. But it's the design for safety I think. We had 1 in our party that is prone to panic attacks- that did not do well in the... More 

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Monrovia, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice view from up in the Space Needle. Nice clear day and you could see for miles. Not overly expense.

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