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Gatlinburg Space Needle

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

It is trued the view is amazing. The viewing area is actually pretty wide and there’s no time limit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pensacola, Florida
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Neat to see.

We did this at night because we did one of the sky lifts during the day, so we figured we would see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • 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 via mobile

It is trued the view is amazing. The viewing area is actually pretty wide and there’s no time limit for you to be up there. There’s an elevator that will take you up. You can see the whole downtown of Gatlinburg. They allow children to...More

Thank Nhodz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this at night because we did one of the sky lifts during the day, so we figured we would see the night view. Didn't realize with purchase you get to go up twice so you can see day and night. I think it...More

Thank Hwolf2389
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the arcades. Didn't actually go up to see the view this time. Best arcade in town! We went to another arcade in the strip and it was geared toward smaller children. Dunkin donuts just down the strip. Lots of benches outside to...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this area at least 3 times a year, but had never experienced the Space Needle. Upon doing so my family and I were amazed at the view. Not only did we take a trip to the top at night, but since we were...More

Thank Lcktsanders150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in early November. Paid for family pass for 4 online totaled $33.51. Process was easy enough, just used email receipt for entry. Entrance was a little hard to find, you must enter by way of on arcade. Elevators take you up and down. View...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 10 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 8 November 2017 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 7 November 2017

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
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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!
2 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.