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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Great views

An elevator rakes you to the top of this scenic lookout. Your ticket allows you to go twice, with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Medford, New Jersey
via mobile
Nice views!

The views from the observation deck were fantastic, but if you're going with kids, beware that you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holli F
Plymouth, Indiana
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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An elevator rakes you to the top of this scenic lookout. Your ticket allows you to go twice, with the idea that you can enjoy the views both during the day and at night. Unfortunately we only got to see the view at night, as...More

Thank TwoBs
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the observation deck were fantastic, but if you're going with kids, beware that you have to walk through an arcade to get out. It's basically a casino for kids. I gave mine $5 each just to try some games, and they ended...More

Thank Holli F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view overlooking Gatlinburg! Nice staff and great place to take the family or go on a date! I enjoyed the view during the day more than the night trip.

Thank Naomi T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome!! They have a senior discount too. The viewers at the top are free; never seen any free before. You can stay up as long as you want and return the same day as many times as you like with your receipt.

Thank LNorris9919
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Gatlinburg since I was a young child and for whatever reason never went up in the needle. SO, this time I made it a point to go, to get a great view of where the fires effected the areas. The...More

1  Thank lhleggtowner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Observation tower offering amazing views of the city and into the mountains. Was not my first visit, also won't be my last

Thank styxxx2k10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most amazing view of the area. You ride an elevator to the top, and then you're free to walk around the deck at the top. Unfortunately, it is all open, and on windy, cold days, not too pleasant to stay up there.

Thank Darleen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went at night (2100) and had the observation deck to ourselves. The roads below were quiet and lit up. The tower swayed a bit in the breeze. It was chilly and a nice view. The lobby is an arcade filled with all kinds of...More

Thank BernieNobels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cold, rainy afternoon, so we didn't stay long but we were glad we checked out the views from the top of the Space Needle. The cost was about $12 a ticket (we forgot to ask for the senior discount). There are some...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are greeted by a HUGE arcade at ground level and the smells of pizza!! then the friendly staff escorts you to the top in an elevator (400 ft above the ground). The view is amazing and the view finders are so fun! We could...More

Thank 59lear
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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!