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Gatlinburg Space Needle

115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Space Needle Arcade Fun For All

We visit the Space Needle Arcade on every visit to Gatlinburg. There are several good arcades in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Allison T
Benson, North Carolina
Nice vista

Visited on a Monday in November. The fall foliage was spectacular. Nice view of the Smokies and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard J
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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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115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
+1 865-436-4629
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visit the Space Needle Arcade on every visit to Gatlinburg. There are several good arcades in town. This one is large and has a great variety of games...every one from my kids to my in-laws enjoys playing games for a break from the crowds...More

1  Thank Allison T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Monday in November. The fall foliage was spectacular. Nice view of the Smokies and Gatlinburg. It was a nice breather just taking in the panorama. Grandkids enjoyed it as well.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this. One of my favorite things in Gatlinburg. Wouldn’t be the smokies without the space needle. I am terrified of heights and elevators but the staff made me feel comfortable and safe. Thank you so much

Thank caudill80racing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little hard to find the entrance but worth looking for it when you see the amazing view of the Mountains

Thank Traci P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a half to if this is your first time but after that it’s not that fun. Great views from it and a neat ride to the top but once you have done it then you have done it. Place could...More

Thank SharkCinTN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and son frequent the space needle at night to play video games. This time we were going to watch the ball drop and the fireworks for new years. Little did we know there is also a magic show inside that helped keep is...More

Thank gardeningteacher8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited the Space Needle and started having not the best experience when we were told Veterans did not get a discount, only active duty.. when the website says all military do. Her exact words were “Veterans don’t count”. We later resolved...More

1  Thank Tori J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Gatlinburg during Christmas, so decided to see the lights at night from the Space Needle. Have been up before, but never at Christmas. Took advantage of the two trip ticket, one day, one night. Day view was interesting, but at night, with...More

1  Thank Monte M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first time we had ever been to Gatlinburg. We went to Ober Mountain and the space needle. I absolutely loved the space needle. We went up twice but I loved going up at night. That was the best time. To see the...More

1  Thank BDZJones
Reviewed 6 December 2017 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

1  Thank Nhodz
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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.