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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 of all of Galtinburg.

Great view of Gatlinburg and the mountains. I liked how you can lean against the railing and feel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cgulley
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Kings Mills, Ohio
What a view!

This a 407′ observation tower that overlooks fascinating Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richa S
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Memphis, Tennessee
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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!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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+1 865-436-4629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of Gatlinburg and the mountains. I liked how you can lean against the railing and feel the structure swaying in the wind. The family deal is the best price. It's for 2 adults and 2 children and allows you you go up twice,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a 407′ observation tower that overlooks fascinating Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. Offering a 360° mesmerizing view of the city and the mountains from its 400′ high observation deck, all year round and free view finders – this needle sure does top our...More

Thank Richa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from atop the Gatlinburg Space Needle is, after all, the most important part of this attraction, and it’s beautiful. That said, everything leading up to that view is pretty dated and in great need of at least paint. The entry to the Needle...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of all the things you could possibly do in Gatlinburg, this will be about the last thing I would recommend if not for the great views at the top. This worn out old structure looks like it could fall over while riding the elevator,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have ridden up twice and enjoyed it. We enjoyed the show a few years back, and the games are also fun.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Gatlinburg Space nNedle and it was a pretty amazing view but that's about it. There's really nothing much going on up there, it was a little disappointing. I did get a little vertigo looking down coz it's way up there!

Thank Dorothy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you just want the view for a decent price and not the fluff of the other options in town this is the way to go. Discount prices available through their website. Can add on an arcade package too if your into that. Building is...More

Thank Tiffany K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around a real long time but on today’s visit 25 new pinball machines and they all work great! Thanks Space Needle 03/29/2018

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a little different view? Take a trip up to the top of the Space Needle. Be sure to take your camera for lots of photo opportunity. A nice way to look out over the city and at the mountains in the distance in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a hard time finding the actual ticket counter which was not very well marked. In fact, we had to ask where the ticket counter was, to find out it was the same ticket counter to buy tickets for all of the arcade games...More

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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 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!
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ejavos
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.
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