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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Get away from it all for a bit!

Take a break from the hustle/bustle of G'burg, and ride the elevator to the top. You'll learn... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roanoke, Virginia
Excellent way to get a great view of Gatlinburg!

I am afraid of heights, and the whole thing sways in the wind, that's why I gave it a 4-star... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheryl F
Akron, Ohio
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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!
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Reviewed yesterday

Take a break from the hustle/bustle of G'burg, and ride the elevator to the top. You'll learn about G'burg's history, enjoy the cool breeze, and get a unique view of the area. It's about $7-8 per person and well worth it. Bonus. Keep your receipt,...More

Thank Joe58156
Reviewed yesterday

I am afraid of heights, and the whole thing sways in the wind, that's why I gave it a 4-star review, lol! But if heights aren't an issue for you, you MUST go on the Space Needle when you visit Gatlinburg. I wanted to see...More

Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had always wanted to visit the Space Needle but never had.What a feeling you Finally arriving at the top.You can see all the lights of Gatlinburg up there.On each side they have signs showing the areas you are looking at.Loved it.

Thank TraceyCity
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the top ot the Space needle many times in my visits to Gatlinburg. it shows great views from every direction and it doesn't take long to get to the top. My only caution is, if you're afraid of heights, stay along...More

Thank slynetlewis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Space needle was cool at night but the elevators need some paint or TLC just to lessen the already semi creepiness to going up that high. THE ARCADE WAS AWESOME. Just the newness of the machines and the convenience of the token cards was great....More

Thank IfTravelingWasFree
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun attraction for our family. The ride up the elevator was an experience, and then the stunning views were another experience. We took lots of photos and have great memories. We went around sunset, which was lovely! We would highly recommend the Space...More

Thank cleefamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ride the elevator to the top for amazing views. Your ticket is good for all day so check it out day and night.

Thank homewood_traveler41
Reviewed 1 week ago

enter the arcade and ride the elevator to the top the views are amazing it is open so you can feel the air blowing. You get 2 visits with paid admission so go in the morning and again at night to take in all the...More

Thank kevinrickman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My dad, a friend, and I went down to see a friend for the weekend. Unfortunately this same friend passed away that weekend, which upset my dad greatly. He wanted my friend and I to still have a good time so he hung around various...More

1  Thank Zachary P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy Gatlinburg year round thanks to the live webcam sponsored by the Space Needle. Amazing views. Thank you so much!

Thank Jennifer G
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Ashley H
you do realize that larger structures have to have some "sway" in them to be structurally sound? i was up there last week, it was plenty windy and we were running around having a great time
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!
Is the space needle wheelchair friendly?
14 July 2015|
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Response from Jennifer J | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It is probably one of the more wheelchair friendly attractions because it is stationary as opposed to the sky lift. The tram would be as well, but expect crowded rides & waits.
Linda B
Cost for seniors,adults,kids
8 June 2015|
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Response from Ray P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are discounted prices for seniors and kids. There's also a family discount. It ask depends on the tune of year and day of the week. The pass is good for two visits within 24 hours so go during the day and then... More