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Gatlinburg Space Needle

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Address: 115 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3321
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+1 865-436-4629
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09:00 - 00:00
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The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two...

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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Great view

We were here in January 2017 and were able to see all around. We were able to see the odd paths the wildfires took in 2016. Sad to see all the damage but Gatlinburg is doing a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to the Space Needle at least 5 times in my life, and every time it was fantastic! You get a great view of Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains. It is breathtaking!

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Thank Robin J
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It does provide a great view of the city and surrounding mountains. The Space Needle was in desperate need of updating, which it was getting while we visited January 2017. The decking at the top and elevators and more were in the process of being updated to make it more attractive. Awkward entry through the middle of the arcade. I'm... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here in January 2017 and were able to see all around. We were able to see the odd paths the wildfires took in 2016. Sad to see all the damage but Gatlinburg is doing a great job cleaning up and moving on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A little costlier than expected but amazing views. It's worth a trip! Ticket is good for a second time as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been going on the space needle since I was a little girl. The views of down town Gatlinburg are great.

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Thank KimkellyMedley
New Carlisle, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The price was a little expensive but if you have coupons it helps bring the cost down a bit. The view was amazing, a 360 degree view of the city below and the mountains that surround it. You could see for miles up there. You have to go through the arcade to get to the elevator but the view is... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They were closed for maintenance when we went so we just made the best of it and played in the arcade. It was the best arcade we had seen while in town,so we had a blast. We loved playing Mario Kart!

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Thank Heather L
Woodstock, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing how wonderful the views are from this location. We enjoyed our time at the top. It must be a clear and sunny day to enjoy the pure beauty of the mountains and the surrounding areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fireworks were amazing & the atmosphere was electric--a great way to ring in the new year!! 2017 is the 30th anniversary, so make your reservations to stay downtown EARLY & avoid the parking woes....

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Vance, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price is a little high and there is not much to do but enjoy the views when you get to the top, but you can come back for 24 hours from when you purchase your ticket

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