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Gatlinburg Space Needle

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Space Needle

The people who run the needle are great. We loved the trip up even though it was raining. The views... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Great Scenic Views

We went up to see the views which were spectacular, and thoroughly enjoyed reading the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra S
Naples, Florida
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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...more
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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Reviewed yesterday

The people who run the needle are great. We loved the trip up even though it was raining. The views are breathtaking. The arcade is huge and has lots to choose from!

Thank btm8004
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the deal they had going on where you pay for 2 and get to go up twice, once during daytime and once at nighttime, and also included an arcade card which we had fun playing. The views all around are worth going to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was really cool at the top. there was a bit of wind while we were up there and it was swaying slightly... made my son and hubby a bit nervous lol. i thought it was cool.

Thank vixie3679
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went up to the top of the "needle" our first morning in Gatlinburg to have a look around. At 407 feet, it's a decent view with interesting historical info posted at the top. However, it's showing its age and needs some love.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 6 days ago

A 360 degree view of Gatlinburg from high above. I highly recommend this as one of the first things you do in Gatlinburg. They give military discounts too.

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeah i know its an old thing, but i love being able to see everything all at once. this tower was built in the 70's and i went up it the year it opened, and every time i have visited Gatlinburg since. (It may have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went up to see the views which were spectacular, and thoroughly enjoyed reading the history of Gatlinburg.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Space Needle has been around a while (and looks it). The ride up is easy enough. The view is astounding. We went just before sunset. I would not recommend for small children. There are not, in my humble opinion, adequate safeguards in place. Some...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good view for the price. Not many people were there in the early morning. We're able to watch the weather come in. The history of the town was neat to read

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive and worth the money to ride up and see the scenic view of Gatlinburg. No wait while we were there around lunch time. Not crowded on the observation deck either. Not sure how 20 people could come close to fitting in the elevator, it...More

Thank Erika W
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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.
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.
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.